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*Easter Special* on organic, local apple juice

It’s April’s Fool’s Day!

Hope you didn’t get your leg pulled too hard!
None of the information in this newsletter is a pun. Always pull legs responsibly 🙂

*Easter Special*

Apple juice! To celebrate spring we’ve got a special deal on delicious organic apple juice from Welsh Farmhouse based in Crickhowell.

There are a range of juices from dry to sweet so you can feed it to the kids or mix it with some gin. Bottles are available in the shop at just £3 each for the next two weeks.

Shop update

It’s still quite a tricky time on the fruit and veg markets with a lack of UK grown produce and some imported things becoming really expensive.

The cost of chillies has nearly doubled in a week and Spanish cherry tomatoes are more expensive than Peruvian ginger. We are expecting new season tomatoes from the Isle of Wight soon.

We have also been able to get our hands on some new season Spanish asparagus. It’s really expensive but we’ve included it in case you really can’t resist. Hopefully we’ll get some UK-grown stock within a few weeks.  

We are also now shifting from northern to southern hemisphere fruits and we have added some lovely Red Bartlett pears from Argentina to the shop.

Next week’s boxes

Can be viewed on the Shop page.

Recipe

This week’s recipe is for a truly delicious Easy Carrot Cake. Give it a try – it’s a great way to sneak carrots into people like Raoul 🙂

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News 23 March

New in the shop this week are Italian blood oranges as well as pineapples (Costa Rica), broccoli (Spain) and green pointed peppers (Spain).

Avocados and peppers remain outrageously expensive at the moment though the cost of chillies, lemons and limes has come down so prices in the shop reflect this.

Remember that you can also buy local cheese, honey and apple juice in our shop, plus Fairtrade goodies and wholefoods from The Dragon’s Garden in Llansadwrn.

Garden news

We are pressing on with weeding, clearing and sowing seeds at the moment. We have a load of chillies and tomatoes emerging in the house.

The chickens are celebrating the news that bird flu restrictions are also coming to an end and they will be liberated from the polytunnel in a few days.

Next week’s boxes

We’ve made our plans, although items may change. You can find this info at the top of the Shop page.

Feedback & promotions

We are looking for ways to increase our customer base along our existing routes. We’re open to any ideas you may have that may work well in your neighbourhood 🙂 Do get in touch!

Recipe

We have 2 this week: Sweet Potato Frittata with Broccoli which goes well with a Rocket, tomato and pine nut salad
We’re having this for dinner tonight! 🙂 

Note

All produce in our pre-packed boxes is organic (class II), supplied to current EU organic standards.
Organic Certificates are available direct from our suppliers.
All fruit & veg should be washed prior to use. Please contact us for any allergen advice.

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News 18 March

Doughnuts!

It’s time for doughnuts! In the shop this week for delivery by next weekend.

Shop update

We are still in the hungry gap and we are working hard to find interesting things for your boxes. That said, you have no idea how close you all were to getting chicory this week!

The new potatoes we were hoping for are a no go as our suppliers despair of getting them into the country, thanks to thankless Brexit paperwork.

The lush strong ‘Cryf’ cheese is in the shop although we only have 4 so if you want them buy them soon!

Now that the sunshine is becoming more apparent the appeal of chilled apple juice is returning 🙂

Red peppers have gone up in price. We tried some of the Greek pointed peppers but weren’t too keen on them so they aren’t in the shop.

Cucumbers switch from Spanish to Dutch. We are also beginning to see British brassicas coming through (spring greens, kalettes, purple sprouting broccoli and cauliflower).