Veg Box Newsletter for 6th January 2020: New Year New Potatoes (New potatoes pending)

Hello Folks,

Welcome back to the wonderful world of Locavore veg boxes. I hope you’re all feeling refreshed after our break- I know I can’t wait for a 2020 of cooking, eating, and sharing recipes and meals! We have some lovely boxes for you to kick things off, with golden beetroot shining prettily in a salad or glowing roasted (perhaps alongside leeks and turnips). Shredded cabbage can add a crunch to your kimchi or coleslaw, or maybe a little flavour to a Sunday morning bubble and squeak. In the fruit bags, we have oranges and kumquats for a double-citrus kick, as well as apples and pears from the UK, as we continue to make the most of the season. Why not master your apple pies or poached pears this year? Meanwhile, the supplementary veg bags present mushrooms, tomatoes, and garlic, for a change of flavour and texture, suggesting pasta dishes, or perhaps something with puff pastry. Whatever you make, I hope it’s tasty and full of delight!

Good Food Fund

Why not consider upping your donation to the Good Food Fund this new year? Many charities experience a drop-off in donation after Christmas, but the need doesn’t go away, so this is a great time to donate.
You can donate via the Open Food Network shop, or email us to set up a recurring donation.

Monthly Specials

We have our vegan boxes going out this week! If one of your goals for 2020 is cutting down on animal products, why not sign up for next month’s as a way of trying new products that make the change a little easier and a lot more delicious?

Next week, we have our pasta, pulse and grain boxes, packed with interesting items and useful staples. Email now if you’d like one!

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 Association
Beetroot (golden) Chapel Farm Soil Association
Flower sprout tops Newfields, Yorkshire Soil Association
Standard veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Robinta Potatoes Chapel Farm Soil Association
Onions Chapel Farm Soil Association
Carrots Chapel Farm Soil Association
Turnips Newfields, Yorkshire Soil Association
Flower sprout tops Newfields, Yorkshire Soil Association
January King Cabbage Chapel Farm Soil Association
Harlequin Squash Strawberry Fields, Lincolnshire Soil Association
Large veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Robinta Potatoes Chapel Farm Soil Association
Onions Chapel Farm Soil Association
Carrots Chapel Farm Soil Association
Turnips Newfields, Yorkshire Soil Association
Beetroot (golden) Chapel Farm Soil Association
Leeks Chapel Farm Soil Association
Flower sprout tops Newfields, Yorkshire Soil Association
January King Cabbage Chapel Farm Soil Association
Harlequin 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 Association
Turnips Newfields, Yorkshire Soil Association
Beetroot (golden) Chapel Farm Soil Association
Leeks Chapel Farm Soil Association
Flower sprout tops Newfields, Yorkshire Soil Association
January King Cabbage Chapel Farm Soil Association
Harlequin Squash Strawberry Fields, Lincolnshire Soil Association
Small fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Comice pears Mole End, East Sussex Soil Association
King Acre Pippin Apples Oakwood, East Sussex Soil Association
Navelina oranges Spain Caae
Medium fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Comice pears Mole End, East Sussex Soil Association
King Acre Pippin Apples Oakwood, East Sussex Soil Association
Navelina oranges Spain Caae
Kumquats Spain Caae
Large fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Comice pears Mole End, East Sussex Soil Association
King Acre Pippin Apples Oakwood, East Sussex Soil Association
Navelina oranges Spain Caae
Kumquats Spain Caae
Extra large fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Comice pears Mole End, East Sussex Soil Association
King Acre Pippin Apples Oakwood, East Sussex Soil Association
Navelina oranges Spain Caae
Kumquats Spain Caae
Small supplementary veg Origin Organic Certifier
Portobello Mushrooms Orchard Organics, Armargh Soil Association
Cherry vine tomatoes Italy Ccpb
Standard supplementary veg Origin Organic Certifier
Portobello Mushrooms Orchard Organics, Armargh Soil Association
Cherry vine tomatoes Italy Ccpb
Garlic Spain Demeter

Enjoy!

The Locavore Team

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