Veg Box Newsletter w/c 17.06.19

Hello Folks,

This week’s Veg Boxes have got some lovely radish from down at Organic Pantry. Here’s some more about their own organic farming journey:

“During the conversion we planted up all of the hedging around the farm leaving a 4 meter headland around the fields, this creates a habitat for predator bugs as part of a pest control strategy. This also increases the diversity of the bird life, something of which we are very proud! We have seen the return of the corn buntings, field sparrows, gray partridges, curlew and even wild quail.”

For all of you with a Supplementary Veg Bag, there’s lovage in the bag this week. We looked into what you can do with it and found a page of nice Spring recipes here.

Thank you to our customers who donate to the Good Food Fund. The money raised buys fruit and veg for projects that support people living in food poverty. Some of our partners, such as Auldhouse Community Foodbank, Central and West Integration Network, Govan Community Project and Queen’s Park Govanhill Parish Church Foodbank run independent foodbanks that would otherwise rarely be able to offer fresh fruit and veg. In May 2019 we sent £1157.05 worth of donations of fruit and veg to our partners.

We’ll be delivering pasta, pulse & grain boxes alongside our veg boxes this week. Find out what’s in them below. 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
Charlotte New Potatoes Jersey Quality Produce SA
Radish OR kale Organic Pantry SA
Spring greens Newfields SA
Chestnut mushrooms Orchard Organics SA
Standard veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Charlotte New Potatoes Jersey Quality Produce SA
Classic vine tomatoes The Tomato Stall SA
Radish OR kale Organic Pantry SA
Spring greens Newfields SA
Chestnut mushrooms Orchard Organics SA
Green Frizee lettuce Organic Pantry SA
Large veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Charlotte New Potatoes Jersey Quality Produce SA
Classic vine tomatoes The Tomato Stall SA
Radish Organic Pantry SA
Celery Strawberry Fields SA
Spring greens Newfields SA
Chestnut mushrooms Orchard Organics SA
Westland Winter kale Left Field, Locavore SA
Green Frizee lettuce Organic Pantry SA
Extra Large veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Charlotte New Potatoes Jersey Quality Produce SA
Classic vine tomatoes The Tomato Stall SA
Kohl rabi Strawberry Fields SA
Radish Organic Pantry SA
Celery Strawberry Fields SA
Spring onions T J Simpson SA
Spring greens Newfields SA
Chestnut mushrooms Orchard Organics SA
Cavolo Nero Left Field, Locavore SA
Green Frizee lettuce Organic Pantry SA
Fruit Origin Organic Certifier
#1 Flat peaches OR Red Pippin Apples Spain Organic Pantry Demeter SA
#2 Strawberries Carey Organics SA
#3 Apricots Spain Caae
#4 Galia melon Spain Caae
#5 Bananas Dominican Republic BCS
Small supplementary veg Origin Organic Certifier
Aubergine Spain Caae
Small red Palermo peppers Spain Caae
Lovage OR tarragon Strawberry Fields SA
Standard supplementary veg Origin Organic Certifier
White sweet potatoes Italy Demeter
Aubergine Spain Caae
Small red Palermo peppers Spain Caae
Lovage OR tarragon Strawberry Fields SA
Small Pasta, Pulse & Grain Selection Weight Origin Best Before Date
Spaghetti Durum Wheat x1 ITALY See Pack
Basmati Brown/White Rice 650g INDIA 06/2021
Carlin Black Badger Peas 550g Heredfordshire, UK 09/2021
Quinoa 400g UK 08/2020
Standard Pasta, Pulse & Grain Selection Weight Origin Best Before Date
Spaghetti Durum Wheat x1 ITALY See Pack
Basmati Brown/White Rice 650g INDIA 06/2021
Carlin Black Badger Peas 550g Heredfordshire, UK 09/2021
Quinoa 400g UK 08/2020
Polenta x1 ITALY See Pack
Cornetti Pasta 550g ITALY 02/2021
Large Pasta, Pulse & Grain Selection Weight Origin Best Before Date
Spaghetti Durum Wheat x1 ITALY See Pack
Basmati Brown/White Rice 650g INDIA 06/2021
Butter Beans 1kg CHINA 06/2020
Quinoa 500g UK 08/2020
Polenta x1 ITALY See Pack
Cornetti Pasta 500g ITALY 02/2021
Chickpeas 580g TURKEY 01/2021

Enjoy!

The Locavore Team

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