The winter radish crop is a quick one we fit between the fading summer crops like French beans and the winter crops like pak choi, so we tend to have a lot of them for a short spell. If you would like to try these colourful and tasty morsels – let me know. We have a good crop of Concorde pears this year so, for a while at least, we can offer Bonus Pears at £2 per kg. The apples are Red Windsor and you can buy them as Bonus Apples at £2 per kg. Some of this variety have surface imperfections so we are offering them as Bonus Juicing Apples at £1 per kg. The lettuce leaves and flowers packs are changing with the arrival of the first Miner’s Lettuce of the season – so you may get a mixture containing these nutritious leaves. The basil is finished for this season but we do have lots of another interesting herb: lemon balm – it may well be in your box this week. “Yes – but what do I do with it?” I hear you cry. If you Google it you can find out about its traditional use as a flavoursome tea that lifts the spirits – but you can also use it to add zing to chicken and fish dishes – and even to Mary Berry’s lemon drizzle tray bake. We made candied lemon balm leaves recently – stick sugar on the leaves with egg white and dry them in a warm oven.
As well as our regular cherry tomato variety called Sakura, we have a yellow mini plum type called Miele, an orange one called Orange Santa and two peculiar ones: Indigo Blue, which has small purple and brown fruit, and Mirabelle Blanche which is a pale yellow colour – sometimes described as ivory.
We are picking winter radishes, apples, pears, broccoli, leeks, coriander, lemon balm, lovage, flat leaf parsley, rocket, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, cavolo nero, Oriental leaves, shallots, courgettes, chives, flowery salad packs and chard. And we still have Silverskin pickling onions (500g for £2) and gherkins (500g for £2).
BONUS PEARS: £2 per kg
BONUS APPLES: £2 per kg
BONUS JUICING APPLES: £1 per kg
BONUS ORIENTAL LEAVES: 2 packs for £2
BONUS LOVAGE: A small bag of fresh leavers for 50p.
BONUS LEMON BALM: A small bag of fresh leaves for 50p.
BONUS PICKLING ONIONS: 500g for £2.
BONUS GHERKINS: 500g for £2.
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.