A workers' cooperative growing food on London's edge in the Lea Valley

June 10th, 2015

Standard vegetable bags have New potatoes (Essex), Bunched carrots (Norfolk), Spring onions, Kale, Cucumbers (Kent), Wet garlic and Broad Beans (Chingford). No potato bags have Cauliflower (Lincs) instead of Wet garlic and Courgettes (Norfolk).
Large vegetable bags have same as standard with more potatoes, Chard (Norfolk) instead of Kale plus Cauliflower (Lincs) and Radishes (Chingford). No potato bags have Asparagus (Lincs).
Medium veg bags have New potatoes, Bunched carrots, Courgette (Norfolk), Broad beans (Essex), Kale and Cucumbers (Kent).No potato bags have Radishes (Chngford) instead of Cucumbers as well as Mushrooms (Norfolk).
Small vegetable bags have New potatoes, Bunched carrots (Norfolk), Mushrooms (Suffolk), and Mixed salad (Chingford). No potato bags have Broad beans and Cucumbers (Kent).

Standard fruit bags have bananas (Dominican Republic), Valencia oranges, lemons and Peaches (Spain) and Jonogold apples (Kent).
Medium fruit bags have bananas (Dominican Republic), Valencia oranges, Peaches (Spain) and Jonogold apples (Kent).
Small fruit bags have bananas (Dominican Republic), Valencia oranges (Spain) and Rhubarb (Chingford).

About the Produce

Cucumbers (Kent): The first mini cucumbers of the season are here and we were delighted to hear nutritional student and Leytonstone resident Freya’s take on their therapeutic affects: “Cucumber is an excellent source of silica, which is a trace mineral that strengthens our connective tissues like our tendons, muscles and cartilage. They also contain ascorbic acid and caffeic acid, which prevent water retention and can help with swelling when applied on the skin. Plus you can eat the skins without worrying about pesticides. “
Bunched Carrots (Norfolk): Remember you can eat the tender green tops of these perfectly shaped carrots, in soups, pestos and salads.
Rhubarb (Chingford): A new variety this week – Glaskins Perpetual – with a juicy bright green stem and flash of shocking pink marks the end of our rhubarb box offering. But never fear. Despite the subtle signs of a mysterious (most likely badger) intruder knowing on our fruit netting, the first strawberries of the Summer are on their way!

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