Veg Box Newsletter 24th February: Lookin’ Cool, Kale

Hello Folks, The green kale we get from chapel farm, and the green kale we’ll soon have again from our very own Locavore farm, isn’t much like the kale you get in the supermarket. It isn’t shredded, but whole leaves. They curl beautifully, looking very much like an ariel photo of some wild green hills…

The Hunger Gap

In recent months the Locavore veg box has doubled. This means even more people are now eating local, organic, seasonal veg which is great. There are so many benefits of eating this way; it is better for our health, the environment and our tastebuds. Eating with the seasons provides us with the freshest food. Your…

Veg Box Newsletter 17th February: Unbeatable Beetroots

Hello Folks, Beetroot is a precious thing. It’s dug up from the earth, all rough and dusty. Cut it open and it gleams like garnet. This week, we have golden beetroot in the boxes. Well, the clue is in the name: it shines inside. When you eat beetroot, you can taste the soil it’s grown…

A Recipe for Quick Pickles

The hunger gap is coming. This is a time of year when winter veg are running out & the vibrant greens of spring are not yet ready. Now is a good time to start preserving a few winter veg to eat during the leaner months. Usually the winter crops start to run out sometime in…

Veg Box Newsletter 10th February: Can’t Stop the Carrot

Hello Folks, As luck would have it, I am munching on a Locavore carrot as I write this. Pulled just days ago from the damp soil of Chapel Farm, it is sweet and crunchy, having somwhow turned the scant North Berwick sunshine into plenty of orange brilliance. It is carrots to which I think we…