Veg Box Newsletter w/c: 25th November: Brussels sprouts are the cabbages of my heart

Hello Folks,

Brussels sprouts! Brussels sprouts! They’re back! It’s time!

I don’t think there’s anything I enjoy more than these crunchy little buddies. They have all the leafy satisfaction of a good cabbage, but with a bonus, moreish al dente texture and nutty flavour. If they’re pan-fried and tossed with some crumbled fried black pudding, there’s nothing I’d rather have for dinner.

I hope you enjoy them, as they’re in all the veg boxes this week, along with a host of other seasonal local veg, including sprout tops! Sprout tops are the leafy crown at the top of a stalk of brussels sprouts, and can be used in place of chard or kale. According to this article (with a lovely recipe!) they were all the rage back in 2013. Well, I think this is one trend that we can bring into the next decade.

If you’re not quite as into the sprouts as I am, don’t worry- there’s plenty else to get excited for this week. Parsnips, celeriac, leeks, and, for the large and extra-large boxes, spaghetti squash. The supplementary veg bags have an Italian flavour this week, inviting you to get lost in deep bowls of flavourful pasta.

✨ 🎄 Christmas 🎄 ✨

You can read all the info about how veg boxes work over the festive season here, but here’s a reminder of the key dates:

9th December Order change deadline for orders in w/c 16th December
w/c 16th
December
Last veg boxes before Christmas! Bumper boxes!
w/c 23rd
December
No veg boxes.
w/c 30th
December
No veg boxes.
w/c 6th
January
We’re back for the new year! Veg boxes resume!

Don’t forget to order your Christmas trees, wreaths, and extras on the Locavore Christmas Shop, and to sign up for our eco-friendly decoration workshops!

Monthly Specials

This week, as it’s the 5th Friday in November, doesn’t have a monthly special, so we’re using the extra time to make sure we do all the monthly specials as well as possible. If you’re subscribed to a Monthly Special box, don’t forget to fill out the survey we sent this Monday- let us know if you didn’t get a link. We’ll be closing them on Monday, and will contact the winners of the £5 credit prize then, too, so get those answers in! We love to know what you enjoy- and what you’d maybe like to change.

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
Robinta Potatoes Chapel Farm Soil Association
Onions Chapel Farm Soil Association
Carrots Chapel Farm Soil Assocation
Parsnips Chapel Farm Soil Association
Brussels Sprouts Chapel Farm Soil Association
Red Sprout Tops Royal Oak, Scarisbrick Soil Association
Standard veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Robinta Potatoes Chapel Farm Soil Association
Onions Chapel Farm Soil Association
Carrots Chapel Farm Soil Assocation
Parsnips Chapel Farm Soil Association
Brussels Sprouts Chapel Farm Soil Association
Red Sprout Tops Royal Oak, Scarisbrick Soil Association
Leeks Chapel Farm Soil Association
Celeriac Royal Oak, Scarisbrick Soil Association
Large veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Robinta Potatoes Chapel Farm Soil Association
Onions Chapel Farm Soil Association
Carrots Chapel Farm Soil Assocation
Parsnips Chapel Farm Soil Association
Brussels Sprouts Chapel Farm Soil Association
Red Sprout Tops Royal Oak, Scarisbrick Soil Association
Leeks Chapel Farm Soil Association
Celeriac Royal Oak, Scarisbrick Soil Association
Spaghetti Squash Strawberry Fields, Lincolnshire Soil Association
Extra Large veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Robinta Potatoes Chapel Farm Soil Association
Onions Chapel Farm Soil Association
Carrots Chapel Farm Soil Assocation
Parsnips Chapel Farm Soil Association
Brussels Sprouts Chapel Farm Soil Association
Red Sprout Tops Royal Oak, Scarisbrick Soil Association
Leeks Chapel Farm Soil Association
Celeriac Royal Oak, Scarisbrick Soil Association
Spaghetti Squash Strawberry Fields, Lincolnshire Soil Association
Small fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Comice Pears Mole End Soil Association
Clementines Spain Caae
Medium fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Kidd’s Orange Apples Pardoe, Hereford Soil Association
Comice Pears Mole End Soil Association
Clementines Spain Caae
Large fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Kidd’s Orange Apples Pardoe, Hereford Soil Association
Comice Pears Mole End Soil Association
Clementines Spain Caae
White Italia Grapes Italy CCPB
Extra large fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Kidd’s Orange Apples Pardoe, Hereford Soil Association
Comice Pears Mole End Soil Association
Clementines Spain Caae
White Italia Grapes Italy CCPB
Papaya Spain Caae
Small supplementary veg Origin Organic Certifier
Cherry vine tomatoes The Tomato Stall, Isle of Wight Soil Association
Rocket France Ecocert
Standard supplementary veg Origin Organic Certifier
Cherry vine tomatoes The Tomato Stall, Isle of Wight Soil Association
Rocket France Ecocert
Cauliflower Romanesco Spain Caae

Locavore Left Field Soil Association

Enjoy!

The Locavore Team

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