Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The veg is really starting to flow, at last!

We are starting to get discernible quantities of summer veg at last.  The first few weeks there is this trickle, so a few of you have been lucky enough to get a little preview but there is not been enough for all the boxes.  Now it is starting to come, still not necessarily enough for all, but whole rounds are now getting courgettes or cucumbers, the tomatoes are coming in, fennel last week, this week a choice from the following - calabrese, pointed cabbage, beetroot, round beans, flat beans and mange tout peas.  This doesn't make writing the blog very easy or helpful to those of you wanting to know what is in the box but it does make for very delicious, if not predictable, contents of the boxes.

There will also be new potatoes, new carrots and onions and lettuce.

Thursday, 3 July 2014


It's starting to feel like summer - lots of holiday cancellations just when the lovely summer veg starts to come in!

As well as new potatoes, carrots and onions, this week we have broad-beans (big pods) which you shell and either flat beans or round beans, both 'mange tout' varieties. Most of our beans and peas are the latter but broad-beans are one of the few that you do need to pod (take out the beans and discard the pod).  For those of you familiar with broad beans this might seem obvious but ever since I had a complaint about those 'tough' beans, I don't take anything for granted!

We also have garlic, lettuce, and courgettes or cucumbers.