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Weekly Update – 26th January 2015

GREENS, ROOTS and HERBS

The spring cabbages are just about ready, along with leeks, endives and various herbs but the leafy greens are getting scarce now and won’t start to grow again until March. So now is the time to eat lots of carbs like butternut squash with sage or mixed roast veg with rosemary. We have this rough idea to offer various roots together with a little pack of the herbs to cook them with – we might even throw the herbs in for free! Let us know of any particular combinations you can recommend and we’ll pick one or two to offer next week. We have sage, rosemary and chervil. If you know of links to good recipes we could spread the word on those too. For example, we enjoyed this tasty butternut squash risotto last Tuesday:
www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/tom_kerridges_butternut_56661

YOUR EMPTY BOXES

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.

MARMALADE ORANGES

We still have some Seville oranges for marmalade-making. The price is £3 per kg.

WHAT’S IN THE GARDEN?

Lots but most of it isn’t growing so we’re going to have to give it a rest until the weather warms up. There’s still: flat leaf parsley, sage, chervil, rosemary, winter cabbages, leeks, endives and miner’s lettuce.

OTHER SEASONAL HIGHLIGHTS

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.

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