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 florist, Kim, who also has a plot at the Croft continues to pick and arrange beautiful bouquets throughout the week for sale in the shop, and has some exciting plans for expansion next year!

If you need any extras this week in the shop, remember your refill jars and bags! We’ve just added a 5p charge for paper bags as part of our journey to zero waste and we need you all to help. If you haven’t got enough of your own bags, make a one off purchase of our organic cotton refill bags in different sizes. Or you can choose from a cute range of naturally hand-dyed bags from Edinburgh makers Zero Waste Shopper. You’ll find refillable glass jars and milk bottles in the shop too. As for the plastic packaging in our veg boxes, we’re trialling a couple of different plastic alternatives to cover our delicate produce. Let’s end this throw away culture!

The summer has officially ended and we’re all looking for the perfect pumpkin to carve. You’ll see lots of different shapes to choose from over the month including the Rolet in this week’s Veg Box’s. Roasted and souped are the heartiest ways to serve with the chill in the air this month.

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
Carrots Chapel Farm
Onions Chapel Farm
EITHER Celery Left Field, Locavore
Squash Strawberry Fields
Westland Winter kale Left Field, Locavore
Standard veg box
Potatoes Chapel Farm
Carrots Chapel Farm
Onions Chapel Farm
Broccoli New Farm Organics
Rolet squash Strawberry Fields
Sweetcorn Strawberry Fields
EITHER Celery Left Field, Locavore
Cavolo nero Left Field, Locavore
Fennel (baby bunch of 3) Left Field, Locavore
Westland Winter kale Left Field, Locavore
Large veg box
Potatoes Chapel Farm
Carrots Chapel Farm
Onions Chapel Farm
Broccoli New Farm Organics
Cauliflower New Farm Organics
Rolet squash Strawberry Fields
Sweetcorn Strawberry Fields
EITHER Celery Left Field, Locavore
Green tomatoes Rouken Glen, Locavore
Cavolo nero Left Field, Locavore
Westland Winter kale Left Field, Locavore
Fennel (herb) Left Field, Locavore
Extra large veg box
Potatoes Chapel Farm
Carrots Chapel Farm
Onions Chapel Farm
Broccoli New Farm Organics
Cauliflower New Farm Organics
EITHER Celery Left Field, Locavore
Green tomatoes Rouken Glen, Locavore
Rolet squash Strawberry Fields
Sweetcorn Strawberry Fields
Chestnut mushrooms Orchard Organics
Cavolo nero Left Field, Locavore
Westland Winter kale Left Field, Locavore
Chard Left Field, Locavore
Fennel (herb) Left Field, Locavore
Fruit #1 Discovery or Red Windsor apples Falkland Estate
Fruit #2 Concorde / Louise Boone pear Oakwood / Carey Organics
Fruit #3 Red Globe grapes Spain
Fruit #4 Banana Dominican Republic
Fruit #5 Presenta plums Pardoe
Small additional foreign veg
Aubergine Netherlands
Green pepper Spain
Green tomatoes Rouken Glen, Locavore
Standard additional foreign veg
Courgettes Left Field, Locavore
Aubergine Netherlands
Green tomatoes Rouken Glen, Locavore
Baby chard Left Field, Locavore
Potted basil – purple or green Left Field, Locavore

Enjoy!

The Locavore Team

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