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 oatsmacaroni 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 veg box. Puy lentils are great for mixing through salads or adding to veggie stew and here’s a new idea for a tasty dip. Click here for a whole bunch of recipes for soba noodles. If you’d like to add a small (£10), standard (£15) or large (£20) pasta, pulse and grain selection to your subscription, drop us an email at subscribers@glasgowlocavore.org. We send them out on the 3rd week of each month.

Many of this week’s veg boxes feature a harlequin squash from Royal Oak Farm situated just north of Liverpool. These squashes are quite versatile, but do very well roasted. Simply slice them up (skins on), drizzle with olive oil then season with salt, pepper, chilli flakes and pop in the oven until soft. Accompany with other roasted vegetables and drizzle with a tahini, lemon and maple syrup dressing (1/3 cup tahini, 1 tbsp maple syrup, juice of half a lemon and hot water to thin as desired) and serve with sauteed kale or salad.

At the Urban Croft where our Grow the Growers team are based, the last of the carrots are being pulled up this week, while the remaining bean plants were taken out last week. Everything is being covered up before winter during which the growers will still be harvesting some kale and chard. At our market garden at Left Field, the last of the cucumbers are coming out and it looks like the fennel will finish next week too making way for the winter crops.

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 Organic Certifier
Potatoes Chapel Farm SOPA
Carrots Royal Oak SA
Onions Chapel Farm SOPA
Golden beetroot Chapel Farm SOPA
Harlequin or Uchiki Kuri squash Royal Oak SA
Westland Winter kale Left Field, Locavore SA
Standard veg box * Organic Certifier
Potatoes Chapel Farm SOPA
Carrots Royal Oak SA
Onions Chapel Farm SOPA
Golden beetroot Chapel Farm SOPA
Harlequin or Uchiki Kuri squash Royal Oak SA
Batavia red lettuce Ward & Thompson SA
Chestnut mushrooms Orchard Organics SA
Westland Winter kale Left Field, Locavore SA

*Thursday and Friday customers will have an additional mini cucumber with slightly fewer roots than the Wednesday customers.

Large veg box Organic Certifier
Potatoes Chapel Farm SOPA
Carrots Royal Oak SA
Onions Chapel Farm SOPA
Golden beetroot Chapel Farm SOPA
Harlequin or Uchiki Kuri squash Royal Oak SA
Mini cucumber Left Field, Locavore SA
Baby fennel bunch Left Field, Locavore SA
Chestnut mushrooms Orchard Organics SA
Salad mix Left Field, Locavore SA
Cavolo Nero kale Left Field, Locavore SA
Westland Winter kale Left Field, Locavore SA
Extra large veg box Organic Certifier
Potatoes Chapel Farm SOPA
Carrots Royal Oak SA
Onions Chapel Farm SOPA
Golden beetroot Chapel Farm SOPA
Harlequin or Uchiki Kuri squash Royal Oak SA
Cauliflower
Cucumber Left Field, Locavore SA
Salad mix Left Field, Locavore SA
Cavolo Nero kale Left Field, Locavore SA
Red curly kale Left Field, Locavore SA
Westland Winter kale Left Field, Locavore SA
Fruit #1 Epicure apples Oakwood SA
Fruit #2 Bananas Dynamis Demeter
Fruit #3 Beurre hardy pears Carey Organics SA
Fruit #4 Kiwi Be Organic Ccpb
Fruit #5 Clementines Dynamis Caae
Small supplementary veg Organic Certifier
French Breakfast radish Royal Oak SA
Mixed mini plum tomatoes The Tomato Stall SA
Potted chervil or coriander Left Field, Locavore SA
Standard supplementary veg Organic Certifier
Yellow pepper Dynamis Caae
French Breakfast radish Royal Oak SA
Mixed mini plum tomatoes The Tomato Stall SA
Mixed chillies Ward & Thompson SA
Lemon Naturborn Caae
Ginger Naturelle Ifoam

Enjoy!

The Locavore Team

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