Veg Box Newsletter w/c 17.12.18

Hello Folks, You’ll each find a couple of small non-vegetable surprises in your veg box this week, which is a festive gift from us as a token of our thanks for your custom. We’re incredibly grateful to have of all of you as customers, and are looking forward to the new year, and what it…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 10.12.18

Hello Folks, This Christmas, if you are looking for a non material gift that will make a difference, you can buy £5 or £10 fruit credit in our shop (349 Victoria Road) for Queen’s Park Govanhill Parish Church Food Bank. This is a small local food bank that gives unconditional emergency help to people living…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 03.12.18

Hello Folks, Mooli features in all of the veg boxes this week. Never heard of it? No idea what to do with it? Check it out on our Veggiepedia for more information and recipe suggestions. Those of you with the supplementary veg bags on your order will be lucky enough to receive some of our…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 26.11.18

Hello Folks, We have some beautiful red sprout tops grown at Royal Oak Farm (situated north of Liverpool) going into all of this week’s veg boxes. As their name helpfully describes, sprout tops are the leaves that grow into a rose-like blossom at the crown of the Brussels sprouts stalk. They have a wonderful flavour…

Veg Box Delivery Schedule – Festive Period

Here are our delivery schedules for the festive period, and associated deadlines for cancelling your order. We’ll be delivering double sized veg boxes week commencing 17th December to make up for us not delivering week commencing 24th. If you’d just like to have your normal order that week, please get in touch and let us…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 19.11.18

Hello Folks, Sprouts sprouts sprouts! Love em or hate em, you’ve all got em this week – from our east coast supplier, Chapel Farm. For those who fear the little mini brassicas, that’s probably because they’ve been boiled for hours until mushy and bitter. Check our Veggiepedia page for recipe recommendations to make them your…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 12.11.18

Hello Folks, We’ve got Harlequin squash all the veg boxes this week – it’s a favourite over here in the veg box department as it’s so delicious, is a delight to behold with it’s green flecks on pale yellow! If you get a large or extra large veg box, you’ll also be getting Uchiki Kuri,…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 05.11.18

Hello Folks, As we’re in low season in terms of our own farm produce, we thought we’d give you an idea of what this means. Still growing kale and hardy leaves over the coming months, our amazing growers have been working the soil where the crops have ran out, and built winter beds. They use…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 29.10.18

Hello Folks, The evening sessions at the Urban Croft, which has been housing this year’s Grow the Growers team, have come to an end and the beds have been covered over for winter. If anyone has a spare plot of land, the growers are looking for somewhere to move on to next year! The next…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 08.10.18

Hello Folks, In case you didn’t already know, our Zero Waste team is running a documentary screening series at the shop over the next few months. The films that will be showing include Wasted! (October 24th), In Our Hands – Seeding Change (November 7th), Trashed (December 5th), Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (January 16th), and Utopia…

Veg Box Newsletter 01.10.18

Hello Folks, Production at the Urban Croft, the site that hosts our Grow the Growers scheme, is now winding down after a fruitful summer and autumn while focus turns towards winter crops (such as garlic!). That said, the growers are still harvesting some lovely tomatoes and herbs including fresh oregano, dill and thyme. Our resident…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 24.09.18

Hello Folks, With the cold winds blowing in over at our Left Field farm, we’ve got some green tomatoes that we’ve saved from the frost. You’ll find them in our Standard Supplementary veg bag. A delicacy all over the world, these green tomatoes feature in many recipes which you’ll find on our Veggiepedia. From chutney…