Veg Box Newsletter 30th March: Spring Starts Here

Hello Folks, Covid-19 update Our big Locavore-wide update is avaliable to read here, and the biggest vegboxes update is here, but here are the headlines for this week. As always, the situation is evolving quickly, so we’d appreciate it if you could read the following carefully. Adjusting delivery days From this week, we’ll be moving…

Veg Box Newsletter 23rd March: Cosy Cooking

Hello Folks, Covid-19 update We shared our big update with you last week, so read it here if you missed it. There’s lots of useful info in there. The latest Locavore-wide Covid-19 update is here. We do have a few updates for this week, though, and we ask that you read them carefully. Please shop…

Veg Box Newsletter 16th March: Pandemic Update and Cabbage

Covid-19 Update Hi folks, let’s start with the serious stuff.  We know that our veg boxes are a really important thing right now for a lot of you. It matters to us that we can help you get hold of local organic produce and staples. Good food can do an awful lot in difficult times,…

Veg Box Newsletter 9th March: Nurturing Nutrition

Hello Folks, It’s a bit of an anxious time, huh? When I get anxious, I love to cook. I think it’s some kind of protective instinct: if my cupboards and my fridge are full, if I have food for myself & my community, then surely everything will be OK. It’s a way to care for…

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…

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…

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…

Veg Box Newsletter 3rd February: Fun With Onions

Hello Folks, Let’s continue our tour of the underappreciated staples and turn our gaze to the humble onion. An onion is a game of pass the parcel for one. It is a package of flavour wrapped in brown paper. When you unwrap it, the flesh is pale and translucent. Raw, it is fierce. It adds…

Veg Box Newsletter 27th January: Potatoes! Potatoes!

Hello Folks, Potatoes. I love them. They aren’t the most glamorous of veg (that is, of course, the artichoke). What they are is delicious, and also versatile. They go well with any other veg you can think of- certainly everything that’s in our veg boxes this week. You might just have to experiment with them…

Marmalade Recipe

I can’t think of a better way to spend a rainy Sunday than in the making of marmalade. Just as you can turn a bowl of shining bitter thick-skinned oranges into jars of delight, so you can take a dreary day and make of it a pleasantly industrious one. I am sure there are faster…

Veg Box Newsletter 20/1/2020: It’s time for marmalade!

Hello Folks, What a busy week we’ve had! We’ve got lots of improvements going on behind the scenes here at Veg Box HQ, and are excited for our veg boxes and our service to be better than ever soon. Meanwhile, we’ve been putting together lovely boxes for you for this week to brighten the grey…