In the bags this week:
Produce from: Hughes Organics (Norfolk), Breckland Organics (Norfolk B), Woodlands Organics (Lincolnshire), Riverdale Farm (Cambridgeshire) and other small farmers in East Anglia, Sarah Green (Essex), our Hawkwood Plant Nursery growing site (Chingford) and local ‘Cropshare’ growers. Produce occasionally comes from organic farmer and local wholesaler Perry Court Farm (Kent) and from organic wholesaler Langridge (especially non-UK fruit). Contents may vary due to availability.
Standard vegetable bags have Sante potatoes (Lincs), carrots (Scotland), onions (Netherlands), Beetroot (Devon), Lettuce (Norfolk), Mushrooms (Suffolk), Chard and Mixed salad (Chingford). No potato bags have Spring Greens (Kent), and Parsley (Norfolk) instead of Chard and Lettuce.
Large vegetable bags have same as standard with more potatoes, onions, carrots, leeks (Yorkshire) instead of Chard, plus Spring Greens (Essex). No potato bags have Lettuce (Kent).
Medium veg bags have Sante potatoes, onions (Netherlands), Chard (Essex), Beetroot (Devon), Fennel or Coriander (Leyton) and Mixed salad (Chingford). No potato bags have Broad beans (Chingford).
Small vegetable bags have Sante potatoes, onions (Netherlands), Mushrooms(Suffolk), Spring greens (Kent) and Cauliflower (Lincs). No potato bags have Lettuce (Norfolk), and Leeks (Yorkshire) not Cauliflower.
Standard fruit bags have bananas (Dominican Republic), Ruby grapefruit (Corsica), Ortanque clementines, Navelina oranges (Spain) and Jonagold apples (Kent).
Medium fruit bags have bananas (Dominican Republic), Ruby grapefruit (Corsica), Ortanque clementines (Spain) and Jonagold apples (Kent).
Small fruit bags have bananas (Dominican Republic), Navelina oranges (Spain)and Jonagold apples (Kent).
About the Produce:
Broad beans (Chingford): Another nudge that if you don’t want to waste the bean pods, try Caroline’s (who supports the cooking of our Wednesday volunteer lunch) trick –remove stringy bits, chops the skins into 2inch segments, roll them in oil add salt or soya sauce and bake or fry them til they go crispy.
Coriander/Fennel (Leyton): Sadiq, regular Cropshare grower, supplied the fennel and the Coriander. Cropshare is a scheme where local gardeners and allotment holders can legally sell their surplus fruit and vegetables through our box scheme and market stall. A great addition to soups, stews and scrambled eggs.
Jonagold Apples (Kent): We’re continuing these apples in the fruit bags (despite their tricky large size) because we’d always rather send out UK grown produce if possible. We hope they’re not too heavy for your fruit bowl.