Veg Box Newsletter w/c 24.09.18

Hello Folks,

With the cold winds blowing in over at our Left Field farm, we’ve got some green tomatoes that we’ve saved from the frost. You’ll find them in our Standard Supplementary veg bag. A delicacy all over the world, these green tomatoes feature in many recipes which you’ll find on our Veggiepedia. From chutney to curry we hope you’ll get creative in the kitchen and honour these sour siblings of the tomato!

Big beautiful heads of broccoli feature in all of this week’s veg boxes. These were grown by New Farm Organics down in Wrangle, Lincolnshire, who started farming in the 1700s and gained organic certification in 1988, though one of their two farms has not used pesticides or artificial pesticides since the 1800s! They’d be delightful chopped into florets, tossed with olive oil, crushed garlic, salt and pepper, roasted for 20 minutes and served as a side or as part of a warm salad.

Come and join us for a tour of Left Field Market Garden on our CSA Open Day this Saturday. Our growing team will take you round the site, where you can see where we grow our crops for our veg boxes, shop and wholesale orders, and learn about our organic growing techniques. Places are limited, so book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

As usual, join your fellow subscribers over in the Facebook group, and check out our Veggiepedia for recipe suggestions.

In the veg boxes this week:

Small veg box
Potatoes Chapel Farm
Onions Chapel Farm
Carrots Chapel Farm
Broccoli New Farm
Cavolo nero Left Field, Locavore
Standard veg box
Potatoes Chapel Farm
Onions Chapel Farm
Carrots Chapel Farm
Golden Nugget squash Carey Organics
Broccoli New Farm
Cucumber OR courgettes
Left Field, Locavore
Mixed mini plum tomatoes The Tomato Stall
Cavolo nero Left Field, Locavore
Large veg box
Potatoes Chapel Farm
Onions Chapel Farm
Carrots Chapel Farm
Courgettes OR celery
Left Field, Locavore
Broccoli New Farm
Romanesco cauliflower Newfields Farm
Beetroot Left Field, Locavore
Cucumber OR courgettes
Left Field, Locavore
Cavolo nero Left Field, Locavore
Chard Left Field, Locavore
Extra large veg box
Potatoes Chapel Farm
Onions Chapel Farm
Carrots Chapel Farm
Courgettes OR celery & fennel
Left Field, Locavore
Broccoli New Farm
Romanesco cauliflower Newfields Farm
Beetroot Left Field, Locavore
Cucumber OR courgettes
Left Field, Locavore
Cavolo nero Left Field, Locavore
Chard Left Field, Locavore
Mizuna OR nasturtium
Left Field, Locavore
Parsley Left Field, Locavore
Fruit #1 Presenta plums Pardoe
Fruit #2 Louise Bonne pears Carey Organics
Fruit #3 Early Windsor apples Oakwood
Fruit #4 Claude Reine green gage Carey Organics
Fruit #5 Bananas (biodynamic) Domincan Republic
Small supplementary veg
Green tomatoes Rouken Glen, Locavore
Red pepper Spain
Purple basil pot Left Field, Locavore
Standard supplementary veg
Green tomatoes Rouken Glen, Locavore
Celery Left Field, Locavore
Tatsoi OR mizuna OR Golden Queen tomatoes
Left Field/Rouken Glen, Locavore
Coriander Left Field, Locavore
Green basil pot Left Field, Locavore

Enjoy!

The Locavore Team

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