Veg Box Newsletter w/c 03.06.19

Hello Folks,

This week our Veg Boxes feature a great deal from Organic Pantry so we asked them if they could tell us more about themselves… Here’s what they say about how they grow:

“Soil health and generating organic matter is at the heart of all of our farming decisions, throughout the season we grow approx 40 different varieties of vegetables and a some cox apples. The farm uses a 5 year crop rotation, starting with potatoes, then vegetables, barley, peas then then grass clover that we mulch back into the soil. We also have 4 poly tunnels that we use for early crops in early spring, like lettuce and winter salad. As things warm up we focus on a variety of tomatoes, salad leaf, radishes, chilli peppers and climbing pencil beans.”

As always, a big thank you from the Good Food Fund to our donating customers. We are especially happy that we can support projects here in Govanhill. This week your donations bought bananas, apples and clementines to the Govanhill Community Canteen. They are taking 100 people in two buses to the Safari Park. Let’s hope the sun shines for them!

We’ll be delivering meat boxes alongside our veg boxes this week. You can find more information about our monthly specials here, as well as their delivery schedule. If you’d like to add one to your order, drop us an email at subscribers@glasgowlocavore.org.

Check out storage guidance here for helpful tips and tricks on how to prolong the life of your fresh produce. If you’re wondering where your veg comes from, have a look at these maps. You can also join your fellow subscribers over in the Facebook group and check out our Veggiepedia!

In the veg boxes this week:

Subject to last minute changes

Small veg box Farm Organic Certifier
New Potatoes – Charlotte Jersey Quality Produce SA
Bunch Onions – Red Strawberry Fields SA
Classic Vine Tomatoes Organic Pantry SA
White Mushroom Orchard Organics SA
Standard veg box Farm Organic Certifier
New Potatoes – Charlotte Jersey Quality Produce SA
Spring Onions – Red Organic Pantry SA
Lettuce Green Batavia Organic Pantry SA
Asparagus (150g) Organic Pantry SA
Classic Vine Tomatoes or Cabbage Primo Organic Pantry SA
White Mushroom Orchard Organics SA
Large veg box Farm Organic Certifier
New Potatoes – Charlotte Jersey Quality Produce SA
Spring Onions – Red Organic Pantry SA
Asparagus Organic Pantry SA
Aubergine C.W HASLUM (Tewkesbury) SA
Cucumber Organic Pantry SA
Classic Vine Tomatoes Organic Pantry SA
White Mushroom Orchard Organics SA
Salad Mix (Chard & Lettuce Leaves) Left Field, Locavore SA
Extra Large veg box Farm Organic Certifier
New Potatoes – Charlotte Jersey Quality Produce SA
Spring Onions – Red Organic Pantry SA
Asparagus (150g) Organic Pantry SA
Aubergine UK C.W HASLUM (Tewkesbury) SA
Cucumber Organic Pantry SA
Spinach Baby Leaves T. J. SIMPSON (Ormskirk) SA
Classic Vine Tomatoes Organic Pantry SA
Mushroom – Portobello Orchard Organics SA
White Mushroom Orchard Organics SA
Salad Mix (Chard & Lettuce Leaves) Left Field, Locavore SA
Fruit Origin Organic Certifier
#1 Apricots Thaymin, Murcia Caae
#2 Rhubarb Macleod Organics SA
#3 Apples Red Pippin Organic Pantry SA
#4 Strawberries UK Carey Organics SA
#5 Kiwi Hayward Italy Ccpb
Small supplementary veg Origin Organic Certifier
Courgette Spain Ccpb
Fennel Spain Caae
Lemons Verna Spain Caae
Standard supplementary veg Origin Organic Certifier
Courgette Spain Ccpb
Fennel Spain Caae
Lemons Verna Spain Caae
Red Pepper Spain Caae
Sage Strawberry Fields SA

Enjoy!

The Locavore Team

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