Two less usual herbs are ready to pick now. The mild aniseed flavour of lovage is good in salads, fish and chicken dishes, and you can use lemon balm in the same way. You can also use a few of the lemony leaves to make a relaxing tea. If you would like to try either or both, let me know. If you have any favourite uses for lovage or lemon balm, I can spread the word.
The first stirrings of spring are encouraging the over-wintered kale and Oriental leaves to bolt and flower which brings a short spell of additional deliciousness. While the tops look like tiny broccoli stalks they can be used to provide a particularly nutritious boost to your leafy greens.
We also have British apples, pears, mushrooms, leeks, red, white and green cabbages, white onions, carrots, potatoes and beetroot. The potatoes are Ambo from west Cumbria.
From our own tunnels: we are picking rocket, flat leaf parsley, rhubarb, Swiss chard, rainbow chard, chives, chervil, miner’s lettuce, kale and a variety of Oriental leaves. Also, our own lettuce is now big enough for spring salad packs.
BONUS CHERVIL: A small bag of fresh leaves for 50p.
BONUS MINER’S LETTUCE: 75p per bag.
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.