Veg Box Newsletter w/c 05.11.18

Hello Folks,

As we’re in low season in terms of our own farm produce, we thought we’d give you an idea of what this means. Still growing kale and hardy leaves over the coming months, our amazing growers have been working the soil where the crops have ran out, and built winter beds. They use a low-tillage system which means they never invert the soil. They rotate the crops to preserve the quality and diversity of life in the soil. They’ve planted out lots of little seedlings (leaves, spring onions and herbs) and covered them up for next year. They are also raising some beautiful Scottish garlic which we will start to see next summer – we can’t wait!

Chard grown and harvested by Pam Bowers and her team at Strawberry Fields features in all of this week’s veg boxes. Situated in Lincolnshire, Pam grows a wonderful range of produce from salad and cooking greens to herbs to squashes of all imagineable varieties! If you’d like to find out a bit more about the daily tasks and challenges Pam faces on her farm, check out her delightful tweets on her Twitter account.

This week we took delivery of a new batch of veg boxes, with a new design which includes both the Living Wage Foundation and the Soil Assocation logos (as we’re officially a certified veg box scheme!). Please remember to leave them out for collection on your delivery day for us to reuse.

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

Alongside our veg boxes, we’re also delivering cheese selections this week. You can find out more about our monthly specials here, and if you’d like to add one to your order, drop us an email.

In the veg boxes this week:

Small veg box Organic Certifier
Potatoes Chapel Farm SOPA
Onions Chapel Farm SOPA
Carrots Macleod Organics SA
Broccoli Organic Pantry SA
Chard Strawberry Fields SA
Standard veg box Organic Certifier
Potatoes Chapel Farm SOPA
Onions Chapel Farm SOPA
Carrots Macleod Organics SA
Golden nugget squash Carey Organics SA
Fennel with tops Strawberry Fields SA
Broccoli Organic Pantry SA
Cauliflower Organic Pantry SA
Chard Strawberry Fields SA
Large veg box Organic Certifier
Potatoes Chapel Farm SOPA
Onions Chapel Farm SOPA
Carrots Macleod Organics SA
Chioggia beetroot Chapel Farm SOPA
Golden nugget squash Carey Organics SA
Fennel with tops Strawberry Fields SA
Broccoli Organic Pantry SA
Cauliflower Organic Pantry SA
Chard Strawberry Fields SA
Salad mix Left Field, Locavore SA
Extra large veg box Organic Certifier
Potatoes Chapel Farm SOPA
Onions Chapel Farm SOPA
Carrots Macleod Organics SA
Chioggia beetroot Chapel Farm SOPA
Golden nugget squash Carey Organics SA
Fennel with tops Strawberry Fields SA
Broccoli Organic Pantry SA
Cauliflower Organic Pantry SA
Kale – curly red Left Field, Locavore SA
Chard Strawberry Fields SA
Chard – baby leaf Left Field, Locavore SA
Salad mix Left Field, Locavore SA
Potted coriander Left Field, Locavore SA
Fruit #1 Clementine Spain Caae
Fruit #2 Cox apples Oakwood SA
Fruit #3 Comice pears Mole End Farm In conversion
Fruit #4 Greenlight kiwi Italy Ccpb
Fruit #5 Dates Spain Caae
Small additional foreign veg Organic Certifier
Chestnut mushroom Orchard Organics SA
Mini plum tomatoes mixed The Tomato Stall SA
Lemon Spain Caae
Standard additional foreign veg Organic Certifier
Graffiti aubergine Spain Caae
Red pepper Spain Caae
Chestnut mushroom Orchard Organics SA
Mini plum tomatoes mixed The Tomato Stall SA
Lemon Spain Caae
Rosemary Strawberry Fields SA

Enjoy!

The Locavore Team

 

 

 

Locavore CIC

349 Victoria Road

Glasgow

G41 2SA

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