Veg Box Newsletter w/c 08.07.19

Hello Folks,

This week sees the welcome return of carrots to the veg boxes! Our boxes are also currently containing a great deal of produce from our own Left Field farm in Neilston, including lettuce, chard, kale, salad mix, kohl rabi and basil across the different sizes and supplemtary bags. You’ll be happy to hear, this produce is not only delicious, but as fresh and local as you could possibly get outwith growing your own!

Unfortunately, some of the fruit bags being delivered this friday will be slightly smaller than usual as we’ve found ourselves with a lot fewer gooseberries that we expected to have. Any customers who don’t receive gooseberries in their fruit bag will receive a credit on their account to the same value.

We’d like to wish a very warm welcome to Adam, who is now permanently joining Charlotte and Katie on the veg box & wholesale admin team. You may have already been in correspondence with him over the past few months whilst he was covering annual leave, and as part of the restructuring of our team since Kimberley’s departure, we’re very happy to have him on board!

The foodbanks that your Good Food Fund donations support tell us that the lack of choice is a big factor in making this an undignified way to receive food. Most of the food in these projects is sourced from supermarket surplus and from donations. Govan Community Project recently consulted with the people who use their foodbank and found that they were asking for tomatoes and strawberries. No other donating partner of a foodbank would be able to respond to a request. We are happy to now send tomatoes and strawberries to GCP every Wednesday so that your donations provide fresh fruit and veg and also support their push for more dignity in emergency food provision.

We’ll be delivering cheese 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
Potatoes East Suffolk Produce SA
Carrots T.J. Simpson SA
Broad beans Organic Pantry SA
Mini head of lettuce Left Field, Locavore SA
Salad mix Left Field, Locavore SA
Standard veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Potatoes East Suffolk Produce SA
Carrots T.J. Simpson SA
Broad beans Organic Pantry SA
Marvel of Four Seasons head of lettuce Left Field, Locavore SA
Rhubarb chard Left Field, Locavore SA
Salad mix Left Field, Locavore SA
Large veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Potatoes East Suffolk Produce SA
Carrots T.J. Simpson SA
Choggia beetroot Strawberry Fields SA
Kohl rabi Left Field, Locavore SA
Broad beans Organic Pantry SA
Mini head of lettuce Left Field, Locavore SA
Red Russian kale Left Field, Locavore SA
Swiss chard Left Field, Locavore SA
Salad mix Left Field, Locavore SA
Extra Large veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Potatoes East Suffolk Produce SA
Carrots T.J. Simpson SA
Turnips Newfields SA
Choggia beetroot Strawberry Fields SA
Kohl rabi Left Field, Locavore SA
Broad beans Organic Pantry SA
Mini head of lettuce Left Field, Locavore SA
Red Russian kale Left Field, Locavore SA
Swiss chard Left Field, Locavore SA
Salad mix Left Field, Locavore SA
Small fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Plums Spain Caae
Gooseberries or Credit on Account Carey Organics SA
Medium fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Plums Spain Caae
MangoGooseberries or Credit on Account Netherlands Ecocert
Gooseberries or Credit on Account Carey Organics SA
Large fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Plums Spain Caae
Apricots Spain Caae
Mango Netherlands Ecocert
Gooseberries or Credit on Account Carey Organics SA
Extra large fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Plums Spain Caae
Nectarines Spain Caae
Apricots Spain Caae
Mango Netherlands Ecocert
Gooseberries or Credit on Account Carey Organics SA
Small supplementary veg Origin Organic Certifier
Celery Strawberry Fields SA
Red Palemro pepper Spain Caae
Rainbow chard Left Field, Locavore SA
Standard supplementary veg Origin Organic Certifier
Celery Strawberry Fields SA
Red Palermo pepper Spain Caae
Tomatoes – Mini plum (red & yellow) The Tomato Stall SA
Rainbow chard Left Field, Locavore SA
Basil Left Field, Locavore SA

Enjoy!

The Locavore Team

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