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

30 September 2015

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.

23 September 2015

Standard vegetable bags have Potatoes, Beetroot (Essex), Fresh onions, Carrots, Chard, Mushroom, Sweetcorn (Norfolk) and Celery (Chingford). No potato bags have Cauliflower (Norfolk).

Large vegetable bags have same as Standard bags, with more potatoes, carrots and onions plus Cauliflower (Norfolk) and Cucumber (Chingford). No potato bags have Cucumber and Collard greens (Essex).

Medium veg bags have Romano Potatoes, Onion, Squash (Norfolk), Fennel, Collard greens (Essex) and Mixed salad (Chingford). No potato bags have Broccoli instead of Mixed salad plus Red peppers (Essex).

Small vegetable bags have Romano potatoes, Onion, Squash (Norfolk), Kale and Green peppers (Essex) or Aubergine (Norfolk). No potato bags have Tomatoes (Chingford or Norfolk).

Standard fruit bags have Bananas (Dominican Republic), Lemons (Spain), Pears, Apples (Kent) and Grapes (Leyton).

Medium fruit bags have Apples, Lemons (Kent), Pears (Kent or Chingford) and Grapes (Leyton).

Small fruit bags have Pears, Apples and Lemons (Kent).


About the Produce

Collard greens (Essex): A staple of Southern US cuisine and a favourite with The Lockhart restaurant in Marble Arch (big supporters of our fiery chillies!) The name “collard” is derived from the word “colewort” (the wild cabbage plant) and just like other brassicas like cabbage and broccoli these greens are an excellent source of Vitamin K and C.

Celebration Squash (Norfolk): A decorative acorn squash with beautiful green and white speckling and yellow striping, the Celebration has fine grained light yellow flesh that is very sweet and less nutty than the orange Kuri also making an appearance in the bags this week.

Grapes (Leyton): We tasted a small sample of grapes from cropsharer Lorraine’s allotment at our Leytonstone market stall on Saturday and they were the sweetest we’ve tasted this year. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

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