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Newsletter 17 Sep

Your veg is here!

Thank you for supporting our local business.

Your boxes this week

Small boxes this week contain chestnut mushrooms, large vine tomatoes, ‘Red Devil’ apples, rainbow carrots, onions and ‘Alouette Red’ potatoes.
Medium+ boxes have the same, also pattipan (a small summer squash), ‘Chioggia’ stripey beetroot and bananas. Large boxes also have fresh shiitake mushrooms from Bethlehem.
Gardener’s boxes this week contain chestnut mushrooms, sweet potatoes, figs, bananas, avocados, oranges and a pineapple.

Shop news

We are now trialling doughnuts from our customer Cegin Yve – Yve’s kitchen. We are keen to support this local bakery so, if you ordered doughnuts this week, please do let us know how they were when they got to you.
This product is cooked fresh but is best eaten on the day so please tell us how well they travel.

New products in shop

We have our first Thai product in the shop this week as we feature lemongrass.

Garden news

Our broad bean plants are now emerging and the leeks are looking lush. Chillis are finally ripening and the squash have been brought indoores to cure. We hope they’ll all be in boxes or the shop soon.

Brexit update

Sorry to bring you down with this but we thought a brief update on the global situation might be of interest to you.
Our suppliers of the organic goods grown outside the UK tell us they believe we should still be able to obtain plenty of goods up to January 1st.

Regardless of whether the government is breaking international law or not.

This comes from the assumption that it will be impossible for the UK to secure the borders as needed – neither the infrastructure or the personnel are in place. So the thinking is that food trucks will likely be waved through as if nothing had changed.

There are other implications; for customs, phytosanitary certificates (confirming the food is pest-free and meets the UK’s plant health requirements) and tariffs. They are considering these and they assure us they are doing all they can to keep those administrative costs down.. However there may be implications for the cost of food in the future.

Recipes

Sheet Pan Roasted Tomatoes & Mushrooms

Yellow Squash Patties

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