Friday, October 20, 2017

Veg Box News: 24th - 27th October, 2017

You are no doubt very busy preparing your Hallowe'en Spectacular event so what you'll really need is a fantastic organic Carving Pumpkin as a centre piece!  We have some very large ones at just £4.98 each and some interesting White or Ghost Pumpkins for added spookiness, for £3.30 each, but you’ll need to get your name down quickly if you want one delivered before the day itself.  Just drop us an email or give the shop a ring.
(We do have a selection of Non-organic ones too...)


  • Potatoes 1kg
  • Carrots 600g
  • Onions 500g
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Parsnips
  • Red Cabbage

B’s will get 600g locally grown Turnips instead of potatoes
G’s will be as A’s as all produce is currently UK grown
D’s will get a further 800g Potatoes and a bag of Spinach
E’s will get the Spinach and 800g Turnips
L’s and M’s will be getting those additions and a Surprise! (ie We haven’t quite worked it out yet!)


  • Apples 600g
  • Bananas 600g
  • Pears 600g
  • Clementines 600g
  • Avocados x 2
  • A Lemon

Q’s will also get either some Oranges or a Pomegranate depending on availability.

If you’re out and about in Derbyshire on Saturday (21st October) do drop by the Bradfield Farmers Market where Jake will be setting up his stall again.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
The big orange pumpkins or white ones that people tend to use for carving are not particularly good eating - they have a high water content which makes them relatively easy to carve but means they lose out on flavour.  If you are wanting to cook one then it is highly recommended that you cut it into wedges, no need to peel, and roast it first.  This drives off much of the water and intensifies the flavour.  Scrape the roasted flesh from the rind and use in soup or pumpkin pie etc...

The seeds are usually discarded, but hold it right there! Jamie Oliver has a suggestion for you...

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