Our new season pak choi is ready now and looking good. Great in stir fries or even chopped up raw in salads, it’s a tasty and healthy addition to our late winter produce. Let us know if you would like to have some in your box.
No single-use plastic with your fruit and veg: As you know, the bulk of our produce is delivered loose in wooden crates and cardboard boxes that get re-used as much as possible until they fall apart. They are then sent for recycling. The only plastic packaging we use is polythene bags for salad leaves and other leafy greens to keep them fresh.
Our plan now is to leave the bags unsealed and unlabelled so they can be re-used more easily. We can also supply your leafy greens in paper bags or with no packaging at all,
which might work if you put them in a container and refrigerate them on delivery.
Do let us know if you have any preferences. We are always open to suggestions on how best to tackle the packaging problem so tell us if there is something else we can do.
We’re still giving most of our greens a rest!: We have a new supply of
winter vegetables direct from an organic farm in Scotland as well as all our
usual supplies from down south. However, our own produce needs to rest for
a month or two. So you might find your favourites are off the menu for now.
Our polytunnels help a lot with difficult Cumbrian growing conditions but light
levels all last autumn were unusually low and so a lot of our crops were
smaller than normal going into the winter.
Also: we have organic Seville oranges from Ave Maria farm at £3.10 per kg.
Apple juice production is in full swing and we have lots available every week.
Why not place a regular order: 750 ml bottle for £3.30.
English and Scottish winter vegetables available now are: pak choi, leeks, swedes,
parsnips, celeriac, beetroot, red onions, white onions, various squashes, red cabbages,
white cabbages and green cabbages.
Bonus offers to add to your regular order
GENERAL BONUS BAG: Choose any item we supply (fruit or veg) and as
long as supplies allow, we’ll bring you a bag of it weighing more than you
would normally get for the price. £2 a bag. As long as we have the produce,
you can have as many General Bonus Bags as you like.