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Newsletter 8 October

Your veg is here!

Thank you for supporting local business by continuing to buy from us.

Your boxes this week

This week’s small boxes contain parsley, broccoli, beetroot, ‘Louise Bonne’ pears, ‘Orla’ potatoes, rainbow carrots and brown onions

Medium+ boxes have all that plus bananas, ‘Ursa red’ kale and leeks.

Gardeners’ boxes chestnut and oyster mushrooms, bananas, avocado, kiwis, lemons and a ‘Piel de Sapo’ melon.

We’ve got quite a bit from our organic grower in Golden Grove this week – lovely beetroot and leeks and leafy kale and parsley.

And the next…

Due to a small shift in our planning schedule we are now in a position to tell you what we’ve planned for weekly boxes next week. This may change subject to availability from our suppliers but it’ll give you a guide.

Small – all boxes will have one of our squash. spinach and bananas with red onions, carrots and ‘Robinta Red’ potatoes.

Medium+ – planned for additional mixed peppers, large vine tomatoes and ‘Falstaff’ apples.

Gardener’s – should have chestnut mushrooms, sweet potatoes, bananas, avocado, mandarins, a grapefruit and a mango.

New in the shop

We’ll add more of our own squash into the shop – ‘Musquee de Provence’ and spaghetti squash.

The Dragon’s Garden selection has expanded with some of its best sellers. We’re talking cornflour and baking powder, decaf coffee, cocoa and hot chocolate. There’s also a new range of tinned beans – aduki, haricot, butter beans, black beans. We’ve added rye and spelt flour, basmati rice and wholemeal fusilli pasta.

And of course, delicious organic doughnuts from Cegin Yve! Om nom nom 🙂

Garden news

Some of our quince have split! But others are ripening nicely and are fragrant and lovely.

We’ve learned that splitting is due to a dry spell followed by a wet spell. This means the fruit swells faster than the skin can grow and so they split.

We will be watering the quince a little bit regularly from now on. Better luck for next year!

What do you think?

We’re all suffering from uncertainty at the moment but the one thing we all need is good food. Yet somehow we are losing more customers than we’re gaining.

We’re not entirely sure why, so any feedback, good or bad, that you would care to share would be very gratefully received. Let us know 🙂

Recipes this week

Beetroot, carrot & orange salad

Beetroot and walnut hummus

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