Veg Box Newsletter w/c 29.10.18

Hello Folks, The evening sessions at the Urban Croft, which has been housing this year’s Grow the Growers team, have come to an end and the beds have been covered over for winter. If anyone has a spare plot of land, the growers are looking for somewhere to move on to next year! The next…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 22.10.18

Hello Folks, Westland Winter kale harvested by our fantastic growers at Left Field Market Garden features in all of this week’s veg boxes. This green curly kale is arguably the best type for making deliciously crispy kale chips. Simply wash, dry and tear the kale leaves into bite size pieces then drizzle with olive oil,…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 15.10.18

Hello Folks, In this week’s pasta, pulse and grain selections, you’ll find some cupboard essentials and maybe some items you haven’t seen before. We’ve got our Grampian (Aberdeenshire) jumbo oats, macaroni pasta for the perfect mac & cheese (vegan recipe here), or pasta fagioli. Add potatoes, carrots or kale to use up what’s left of last week’s…

Munch of the Month | October & November

Afternoon folks, Congratulations to James, who won our Munch of the Month competition for August and September with his wonderful veg box creation of roasted custard squash and carrot, with tamarind, coconut, fennel, garam masala and toasted coriander seeds (pictured below). Thank you to everyone else who entered the competition! You can have a browse of…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 08.10.18

Hello Folks, In case you didn’t already know, our Zero Waste team is running a documentary screening series at the shop over the next few months. The films that will be showing include Wasted! (October 24th), In Our Hands – Seeding Change (November 7th), Trashed (December 5th), Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (January 16th), and Utopia…

Veg Box Newsletter 01.10.18

Hello Folks, Production at the Urban Croft, the site that hosts our Grow the Growers scheme, is now winding down after a fruitful summer and autumn while focus turns towards winter crops (such as garlic!). That said, the growers are still harvesting some lovely tomatoes and herbs including fresh oregano, dill and thyme. Our resident…

Packaging News!

Packaging food is a minefield. Providing produce to our customers with minimal packaging waste is really important to us. We’ve been working across the store to reduce packaging where we can and have come up with some new options which have already been introduced  or will be in the very near future! Fruit & Veg…