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 arrival to the Croft will be lots of Christmas trees towards the end of November. Keep your eyes peeled on our social media pages as Christmas orders will be opening very soon…

Our Neilston produce is slowing down but we’ll still have kale and salad leaves (winter lettuce, mizuna and purple frill) in smaller quantities throughout the winter. They’ll make it into the large or extra large boxes but if our small and standard customers are missing the Scottish soil goodness– you’ll still be able to get it in the shop or amongst our deli salads.

We’re coming to the end of the wild mushroom season and you’ll have seen them dotted around tree stumps and grasslands. You might have seen some interesting varieties in the shop such as chanterelles, winter chanterelles and hedgehog. In our Veg Boxes this week, we have delicious chestnut mushrooms from Orchard Organics over in Northern Island. The McArdle family who started out growing for themselves were conventional mushroom farming since the 70s and converted to organic in 2000. This pasta recipe looks amazing. To make it plastic free, pair with our loose Castagna Pasta. And for vegans, swap the spicy sausage for Linda McCartney’s Veggie sausages, defrosted and sliced and give it a few more dashes of olive oil to replace the pecorino.

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 Organic Pantry SA
Onions Chapel Farm SOPA
Red kuri/delicata/honey bear/hokkaido squash Strawberry Fields SA
Fennel

OR beetroot

Royal Oak

Chapel Farm

SA

SOPA

Red kale* Organic Pantry SA
Standard veg box Organic Certifier
Potatoes Chapel Farm SOPA
Carrots Organic Pantry SA
Onions Chapel Farm SOPA
Red kuri/delicata/honey bear/hokkaido squash Strawberry Fields SA
Fennel

OR beetroot

Royal Oak

Chapel Farm

SA

SOPA

Broccoli Organic Pantry SA
Chestnut mushrooms Orchard Organics SA
Red kale* Organic Pantry SA
Large veg box Organic Certifier
Potatoes Chapel Farm SOPA
Carrots Organic Pantry SA
Onions Chapel Farm SOPA
Red kuri/delicata/honey bear/hokkaido squash Strawberry Fields SA
Fennel Royal Oak SA
Broccoli Organic Pantry SA
Cauliflower Organic Pantry SA
Chestnut mushrooms Orchard Organics SA
Westland Winter kale* Left Field, Locavore SA
Extra large veg box Organic Certifier
Potatoes Chapel Farm SOPA
Carrots Organic Pantry SA
Onions Chapel Farm SOPA
Red kuri/delicata/honey bear/hokkaido squash Strawberry Fields SA
Harlequin squash Bedlam Farm SA
Leeks Chapel Farm SOPA
Fennel Royal Oak SA
Broccoli Organic Pantry SA
Cauliflower Organic Pantry SA
Chestnut mushrooms Orchard Organics SA
Westland Winter kale* Left Field, Locavore SA
Fruit #1 Apples Falkland Estate SA
Fruit #2 Conference pears Mole End Farm SA
Fruit #3 Bananas Dominican Republic Ifoam
Fruit #4 Greenlight kiwis Italy Ccpb
Fruit #5 Clementines Spain Caae
Small additional foreign veg Organic Certifier
Sweet potatoes Spain Caae
Round tomatoes Organic Pantry SA
Garlic (biodynamic) Spain Demeter
Ginger Ifoam China
Standard additional foreign veg Organic Certifier
Sweet potatoes Spain Caae
Round tomatoes Organic Pantry SA
Garlic (biodynamic) Spain Demeter
Ginger Ifoam China
Chard Left Field, Locavore SA

*Remember to wash your leafy greens before use*

Enjoy!

The Locavore Team

 

 

 

Locavore CIC

349 Victoria Road

Glasgow

G42 7SA

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