Celeriac Gratin and Damson Jam

It’s a bumper week for recipes! We’ve got a rich celeriac side dish, and a versatile damson jam for you. Celeriac Gratin Celeriac may seem knobbly and strange, but they’re easy to cook up deliciously. Put them together with potatoes in this gratin, which will work brilliantly as a side dish for almost any meal….

Veg Box Newsletter w/c: 7/10/19

Hello Folks, Last week, the weather turned from more or less summery to definitely autumnal. One day every year, you wake up and there’s that crisp bite to the air, and you think: it’s soup season. With soup, as with so much, it’s fine out of a tin, but homemade is something special. Yet, it’s…

Broccoli with Anchovies and Breadcrumbs

This week’s recipe is one of mine, and a favourite in my flat. It’s a delicious way to serve this week’s broccoli alongside fish or meat, or it can be tossed with hot spaghetti and a little extra olive oil to make a delightful, vibrant pasta dish. Please forgive the approximate measurements for many of…

Bellahouston Community Asset Transfer Update!

Over the last few months we have been using Bellahouston more and more as part of our one year use agreement with the Council. This has included growing loads of potted herbs, drying our garlic in the polytunnels and letting other growers start using the site to grow veg, mushrooms and even keep bees. At…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 30.10.19

Hello Folks, It’s October! Well, as I write this it is almost October, which is good enough. I love October: the leaves crisping and crunching as I wander through the park, the nights drawing in like a heavy duvet, the actual heavy duvet coming out from the cupboard- and the veg! October’s a rather veg-focused…

Nigel Slater’s Chickpeas with Pumpkin, Lemongrass, and Coriander

This week’s recipe is based on one from Nigel Slater’s amazing book Tender: Vol. 1, which is an invaluable veg box companion. It is deeply invested in making the most of seasonal and local produce, just as we at Locavore are. This recipe uses a pumpkin, but Nigel (we’re on first name terms now, I’ve…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 23.09.19

Hello Folks, Last week, we on the veg box team enjoyed a sunny day away from the office on a visit to the Locavore Left Field farm, where lots of the veg from this week’s boxes was grown. It was a real treat to watch the growers at work and to see the beginnings of…

Turkish Leeks In Olive Oil

This recipe comes from Veg Box Coordinator Sally! It’s a great way to make the most of the leeks in your veg box this week. If you prefer to not use dairy for any reason, feel free to substitute the yogurt for a vegan alternative, or leave it out entirely. This dish would be wonderful…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 16.09.19

Hello Folks, It’s been another week of adjusting to our new space in Bellahouston park! Our newly expanded veg box team is hard at work ironing out all the creases to make the transition as smooth as possible. We’ll be introducing ourselves to you over the next few weeks, so watch this space. As the…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 09.09.19

Hello Folks, It’s another busy week here at Locavore, as the veg box team are all settling in and getting things set up at our new larger premises at Bellahouston. We’re certainly appreciating the extra space compared to the previous set up we had in the back of the Victoria Road shop! It’s beginning to…

Veg Box News w/c 02.09.19

Hi Folks, We’ve had a busy weekend of moving our office and veg box packing equipment from the back of our shop on Victoria Road to the new Veg Box HQ here at Bellahouston Nursery. It’s fantastic for us to finnaly have moved and now be in a space with around four times as much…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 26.08.19

Hello Folks, Our farms are still getting great harvests of leafy greens, with Locavore kale and chard appearing in this week’s boxes. We’re also seeing our first harvests of Locavore grown tomatoes! These are included in the standard supplementary veg bags this week. It’s all change at Locavore at the moment as our veg box…