You ride out the hard veg box times with us- the hungry gap this year seemed to last forever- and this is the good time, the time of plenty, where the boxes are full of greens and our farm is buzzing and vibrant
Yellow little things, cheering but everyday (and every week available on the Online Veg Box Shop). Sour, but all the more wonderful for it. Lemons are bright and bold but also delicately flavourful
in any case, I certainly didn’t appreciate chard until I started getting a veg box. Chard is a leafy green with lots in common with spinach- and indeed, perpetual spinach, which we have in the boxes this week, is actually a variety of chard that’s so spinachy as to be interchangeable. Rainbow chard, a mix of varieties with different stem colours- each one more gem-like than the last- will glow like a video game collectable item in all the veg boxes this week so I thought it might be a good time, to, well, appreciate it.
Now, I know you know that we have a market garden. You might know it’s called the Left Field, that it’s based near Neilston, and that it produces a lot of the wonderful things you get in your veg box this time of year
Whether you buy your flowers from one of our shops or have them delivered with your veg boxes, there’s no doubt that these beautiful organic flowers are worth taking care of so they last as long as possible, to brighten more of your days
I suspect that the eponymous vegetable that stars in The Enormous Turnip is, in fact, a swede.