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Lots of UK produce

Shop news

There are lots of new things in the shop this week as the UK harvest gets going in earnest: savoy cabbages, cauliflowers, pak choi, purple sprouting broccoli and sweetcorn all make a return.

UK-grown pears are also back. We have some ‘Conference’ pears in the shop and we hope to get some interesting pears in boxes soon.

From Spain we have the beginning of the new citrus season as the mandarins start to arrive.

In response to customer demand we have added more local cheeses at competitive prices.

We’ve stocked up on some delicious Teifi Garlic and Onion cheese plus some of their Laverbread.

From Cenarth we have small truckles of ‘Ffili’, a mild fresh creamy Caerffili style cheese with a lemony tang and of course the very tasty ‘Cryf’, a really strong, mature cheddar.

Garden news

We have added a range of our own squashes to the shop, including some pumpkins, ‘Golden Hubbard’ and ‘Burgess Buttercup’.

We are pleased to launch the ‘Gardd Sadwrn Basil Collection’ – we have the full range of basil available: genovese, cinnamon, thai and greek.

We have also added some feisty green chillies to perk up your dinners.

Recipe

This week’s is a Kung Pao Cauliflower. Let us know how you get on 🙂

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News 9 September

We are closed for a week

Next deliveries will be Thursday 23 September

Raoul & Julian are on holiday for a week so we won’t be delivering next Thursday 16th. You can still order up to midnight Monday 20th and it will be delivered Thursday 23rd

We will automatically suspend and then renew everyone’s subscription so if you would like to make any changes, do get in touch. Sorry for the disruption.

Shop news

Remember that we have some fantastic organic apple juice in the shop from Welsh Farmhouse near Crickhowell.

They are available in a range of flavours from sweet and fruity to a mouth puckering dry for the true enthusiast.

Garden news

We have been harvesting squashes!

We have lots of handsome golden hubbard, buttercup and uchiki kuri squashes which we are curing in the sunshine. They will be in boxes and the shop soon.

We are also finally seeing some chillies coming through. If you are a fan of chillies let us know and we can pop some into your veg box.

Recipe

This week, why not try Roasted broccoli with hazelnut, tomato sauce and tahini.

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Treat week!

It’s time for a treat! It’s doughnut time!

Locally made by Cegin Yve in Tycroes, they come In a box of 2 or 5 delicious treats. Order by midnight Monday! Please note that these are only available in the last week of the month – so if you like them order yours now 🙂

Veg news

We’re very excited to have such a lot of UK-grown produce available at the moment, including more locally grown stuff from our garden and The Dragon’s Garden.

British tree fruits are just coming into season. We do like to celebrate this by including as many different types of apples, plums and pears as we can manage into boxes. If you have your own fruit trees or get loads of fruit donated by neighbours then do let us know and we can include something else in your box. Just let us know.

Shop news

Jagallo Nero is a spikey version of Cavolo Nero. It has more of a delicate taste and is delicious cooked gently with some garlic and lemon zest. You could use it in pretty much any recipe which calls for kale or spinach.

The Pink Amposta onions are particularly mild and sweet which makes them a great choice for eating raw or for roasting.

Garden news

We’ve still lots of lovely herbs and some veg available in the shop as extras for next week. The regular Genovese basil sits alongside the lovely Thai basil plus chives, huacatay and parsley (curled and flat), sage and thyme.

We’ve also more runner beans and courgettes. Chillies are on their way.

We’re on holiday

Raoul & Julian are away for a week so we’re going to shut shop for the week of Monday 13 September. That means we will deliver on the 9th and then the 23rd of September. 

We are still planning how to cater to you over this period. We may introduce a bumper box to cover you for the extra week or ask you to switch to a larger box. If you build your own box, or like to add extras, please bear this in mind when making your order by midnight Monday 6th September.

Recipes

We’ve got 3 little gems for you this week – Spicy Sweetcorn, Whole Roasted Onions and Jagallo Nero With Garlic And Lemon.