Veg Box Newsletter w/c 23.09.19

Hello Folks,

Last week, we on the veg box team enjoyed a sunny day away from the office on a visit to the Locavore Left Field farm, where lots of the veg from this week’s boxes was grown. It was a real treat to watch the growers at work and to see the beginnings of the veg the farm will be producing over the next year. The farm is perched on the side of a hill that looks out over towards the city, so it’s unsheltered from the extremes of the weather. The day before our visit, the wind had blown a hole in the farm’s polytunnel, where tomatoes, cucumbers, and other warmer-weather veg is grown. Futher down the hill, kale grows in plentytude beneath fine nets that protect it from peckish pigeons.

You’ll most likely have seen Reuben’s email from last week about our recent growing pains. We would like to say thank you to all of you for your continued support during our recent challenges. And I’d like to remind you that this week, the Open Food Network won’t be open for orders, to give us some extra time for adjusting and organising. Here’s to being better than ever!

In this week’s boxes: beetroot, kale, and sweet, orange-fleshed bon bon squash! We’ll be posting a squash recipe this Friday on our website to help you make the most of these delightful little fellas. As always, please keep us up to date on what you’re cooking! You can email us, post in our Facebook group, or tag us on Instagram.

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 Chapel Farm SA
Kale- Green Curly Locavore, Left Field and Newfields (Yorkshire) SA
Mini Celery Locavore, Left Field SA
Lettuce Locavore, Left Field SA
Standard veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Potatoes Chapel Farm SA
Carrots Mcleods Organics SA
Beetroot, Chioggia Chapel Farm SA
Red Cabbage Chapel Farm SA
Bon Bon Squash Bedlam Farms (Cambridgeshire) SA
Green Curly Kale Locavore, Left Field and Newfields (Yorkshire) SA
Lettuce, Batavia Red Strawberry Fields (Lincolnshire) SA
Large veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Potatoes Chapel Farm SA
Carrots Macleods Organics SA
Beetroot Chapel Farm SA
Red Cabbage Chapel Farm SA
Lettuce, Mixed Leaves Locavore, Left Field SA
Garlic Locavore, Left Field SA
Kale- Green Curly Locavore, Left Field and Newfields (Yorkshire) SA
Cucumber Locavore, Left Field SA
Tomatoes, green mix Locavore, Left Field SA
Extra Large veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Potatoes Chapel Farm SA
Onions Chapel Farm SA
Beetroot Chapel Farm SA
Carrots Macleods Organics SA
Red Cabbage Chapel Farm SA
Lettuce, Mixed Leaves Locavore, Left Field SA
Garlic Locavore, Left Field SA
Kale- Green Curly Locavore, Left Field and Newfields (Yorkshire) SA
Cucumber Locavore, Left Field SA
Tomatoes Locavore, Left Field SA
Lettuce, Batavia Red Locavore, Left Field SA
Small fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Lord Lambourne Small Apples Carey Organics (Hereford) SA
Onward Pears Carey Organics (Hereford) SA
Medium fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Lord Lambourne Small Apples Carey Organics (Hereford) SA
Onward Pears Carey Organics (Hereford) SA
Kiwi Italy Ccpb
Angeleno Plums Spain Demeter
Large fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Lord Lambourne Small Apples Carey Organics (Hereford) SA
Onward Pears Carey Organics (Hereford) SA
Bananas Dominican Republic Ifoam
Kiwis Spain Caae
Angeleno Plums Spain Demeter
Extra large fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Lord Lambourne Small Apples Carey Organics (Hereford) SA
Onward Pears Carey Organics (Hereford) SA
Bananas Dominican Republic Ifoam
Kiwis Spain Caae
Angeleno Plums Spain Demeter
Small supplementary veg Origin Organic Certifier
Broccoli Pollybell Farms (Lincolnshire) SA
Chestnut mushrooms Orchard Organics (Armagh) SA
Standard supplementary veg Origin Organic Certifier
Broccoli Pollybell Farms (Lincolnshire) SA
Chestnut mushrooms Orchard Organics, (Armagh) SA
Sweetcorn Strawberry Fields (Linconshire) SA

Enjoy!

The Locavore Team

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