Veg Box Newsletter 13th January: Just Call it Joy-nuary

Hello Folks,

January can be so glum and dour but there’s a joy to be found in eating even the grey seasons. Perhaps we’re all getting a little tired now of the root veg, the beetroot and celeriac and sprout tops and what not, but that is inspiration to be a little more creative. The veg is local (in some cases very local, as we see claytonia from our very own farm make a reappearance!) but your flavours don’t need to be. Celeriac and beetroot work with ginger, leeks with miso, squash with turmeric. Grate carrots and dress with salt, sugar, and a squeeze of lemon juice for something miraculously fresh in the dead of winter. Juice oranges and mix with sugar and a pinch of salt, then freeze in a shallow dish, raking with a fork every few hours for a granita that has all the brightness of a cold clear day but all the sweetness of the Spanish sun that ripened the fruit in the first place. I hear it’s meant to snow next week; I hope it does, but that might make granita an unappetising proposition, in which case baked apples and custard may be more of a treat. And curries and daals and noodles and deep bowls of spiced coconut milk soup and chillies and and and. We’ve also got some exciting events coming up to fill your new diary or cat photo calendar, so scroll down for those.

Mossgiel Milk Bottles

Mossgiel are no longer able to collect and reuse unbranded milk bottles, so sadly neither are we. We’re still able to take your rinsed out Mossgiel-branded ones (with the lovely blue logo) when we deliver your orders though, so keep em coming. And be sure to email us if you’d like to try their delicious organic milk- we do whole and semi-skimmed.

Events


Wednesday, January 15th, 7 – 9 pm
New Year’s Revolution
Make 2020 your zero waste year

You have decided that you want to say good-bye to plastic packaging in the New Year. This two hour workshop will give you the tools you need to make this a lasting change in your life.Take a tour of our organic grocery and learn how to shop without creating landfill waste. Following from this, participate in a workshop that helps you avoid the traps of New Year’s resolutions. Explore your intentions for a sustainable lifestyle and design a set-up that is realistic for your life. Discuss what might get in the way of your intentions, what you can do to overcome these barriers and how to manage your self-expectations when things don’t go quite to plan.

Get your tickets here

Monday, January 27th 7.30 – 9.30 pm
Feeding Scotland – Working towards food sovereignty

Film screening and panel discussion
Two films by Zev Robinson

Chefs Challenge – a short documentary about this recent initiative by the Glasgow Community Food Network that challenged Glasgow restaurants to compete using Glasgow grown ingredients.

Glasgow Diet – a 35 min interview based film that explores factors that contributed to the development of the Scottish diet and showcases initiatives that are working towards change.

Panel discussion – Can we feed Scotland?
Abi Mordin – Glasgow Community Food Network & Propagate
Reuben Chesters – Locavore
Scott Erwin – GreenCity Wholefoods
Zev Robinson – The Art and Politics of Eating

The discussion will explore the role of local food producers and distributors in developing visions for food sovereignty in Scotland. How much of its own food could Scotland produce and what would this mean for our diet? How does working towards food sovereignty sit with notions of national independence? What is our vision for progressive trade relations?

Get your tickets here.

Monthly Specials

This week, our pasta, pulse, and grains box goes out, bursting with useful staples and new things to try. I hope you enjoy them! We also have the slightly delayed cheese boxes going out this week.

Next week, it’s our lovely treat boxes, so email us now if you’d like a box full of wonderful things (sweet or savoury) to look forward to. You can learn more about our treat boxes here.

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!

To contact us, ring 0141 378 1672 or email us at subscribers@glasgowlocavore.org

In the veg boxes this week:

Subject to last minute changes

Small veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Carolus Potatoes Chapel Farm Soil Association
Onions Chapel Farm Soil Association
Carrots Chapel Farm Soil Association
Beetroot Chioggia Chapel Farm Soil Association
Celeriac New Farm Soil Association
Leeks Pollybell Farm, Lincoln Soil Association
Standard veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Carolus Potatoes Chapel Farm Soil Association
Onions Chapel Farm Soil Association
Carrots Chapel Farm Soil Association
Assorted winter squash Bedlam Farms, Cambridgeshire Soil Association
Celeriac New Farm Soil Association
Leeks Pollybell Farm, Lincoln Soil Association
Large veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Carolus Potatoes Chapel Farm Soil Association
Onions Chapel Farm Soil Association
Carrots Chapel Farm Soil Association
Assorted winter squash Bedlam Farms, Cambridgeshire Soil Association
Beetroot Chioggia Chapel Farm Soil Association
Celeriac New Farm Soil Association
Leeks Pollybell Farm, Lincoln Soil Association
Claytonia Locavore Left Field Soil Association
Extra Large veg box Farm Organic Certifier
Carolus Potatoes Chapel Farm Soil Association
Onions Chapel Farm Soil Association
Carrots Chapel Farm Soil Association
Assorted winter squash Bedlam Farms, Cambridgeshire Soil Association
Beetroot Chioggia Chapel Farm Soil Association
Celeriac New Farm Soil Association
Leeks Pollybell Farm, Lincoln Soil Association
Claytonia Locavore Left Field Soil Association
Chestnut Mushrooms Orchard Organics, Armargh Soil Association
Small fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Fiesta Apples Oakwood, East Sussex Soil Association
Oranges Spain Caae
Lemons Spain Caae
Medium fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Fiesta Apples Oakwood, East Sussex Soil Association
Oranges Spain Caae
Packham’s Triumph Pears Mole End, East Sussex Soil Association
Lemons Spain Caae
Large fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Fiesta Apples Oakwood, East Sussex Soil Association
Oranges Spain Caae
Packham’s Triumph Pears Mole End, East Sussex Soil Association
Lemons Spain Caae
Kiwis Italy CCPB
Extra large fruit bag Farm / Origin Organic Certifier
Fiesta apples Oakwood, East Sussex Soil Association
Oranges Spain Caae
Packham’s Triumph pears Mole End, East Sussex Soil Association
Lemons Spain Caae
Kiwis Italy CCPB
Raspberries Spain Caae
Small supplementary veg Origin Organic Certifier
Fennel Spain Caae
Cucumber Spain Caae
Plum tomatoes Spain Caae
Standard supplementary veg Origin Organic Certifier
Fennel Spain Caae
Cucumber Spain Caae
Plum tomatoes Spain Caae
Sweet potatoes Spain Caae

Enjoy!

The Locavore Team

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