The Seville oranges have arrived and if you’ve placed an order you should get them this week. The price is £3 per kg. They should be around for a week or two so there’s still time to place an order and make some marmalade for your entry to the Dalemain Marmalade Festival (28th Feb and 1st March).
Thanks to everyone who suggested new crops (and old favourites) for us to grow this season. If you haven’t already, you are very welcome to make suggestions and we’ll see what we can do. There will be lots of leafy greens as usual and possibly also an expansion of the range of tomatoes, cucumbers and beans – but remember we won’t be picking them for months yet! Meanwhile, our overwintering sprouting broccoli should start to yield as the weather warms up, along with spring onions, spring cabbage and a variety of spring salads. Also, look out for delicious endive taking the place of lettuce for a few weeks.
We still have rocket, cavolo nero, rainbow chard, Swiss chard, Oriental leaves, flat leaf parsley, regular kale, chervil, rosemary, winter cabbages, leeks and endives. We also have the makings of very nice winter salad packs which may contain lettuce, miner’s lettuce or other leafy greens and herbs.
We have winter vegetables direct from an organic farm in East Lothian: green cabbage, red cabbage, white cabbage, leeks, celeriac, carrots, beetroot and Brussels sprouts. The Cumbrian potatoes are Maris Peer and we have swedes from the same grower. We also have English parsnips, kohl rabi and onions as well as pomegranates and clementines from Spain.
We have 25 different box types and they may or may not contain the items listed above. If you would like to receive any of them, let us know by Friday of the previous week and, if stocks (and the value of the box) allow, we’ll include them in your box.
We re-use them so thanks for returning them. To prevent them getting spoiled in bad weather, lots of customers leave out sturdy plastic boxes to protect the produce and the empties. Perhaps you could consider that if you don’t do it already.