Friday, June 22, 2018

Veg Box News 26th -29th June, 2018

Apologies for the lack of Veg Box News over the past few weeks.

Timings are an issue sometimes because we can’t finalise the recipe until the very last minute some weeks – and even then it may change midweek.  I’m not trying to make excuses, you understand, but just explaining.  I appreciate that while some people enjoy the element of surprise it can make planning difficult if you don’t know what’s coming.   So if you find yourself desperate to know and can’t find anything online to give you at least some clue, then please do get on the phone and we’ll tell you what we know… You can of course subscribe to this blog so that Veg Box News and our other postings come straight into your inbox.

This week you’ll see we have switched to new potatoes for all the potato boxes. These are of course more expensive, as are the new season carrots and onions, so in order to leave some of our budget for the other box elements we have reduced the portion size of these more costly basics.

We’re have also been unable to get good quality UK-grown carrots recently so they have been dropped from the G (All UK produce) boxes for the last few weeks but my source informs me that there should be some coming in next week. 

Do remember that if you find there are some things you always want, you are very welcome to add them on as a standing order each week.  G box customers will already have noticed that regular onions have already had to be replaced with either bunches of spring onions or of larger fresh green onions.  So if you need some regular cooking onions as well just let us know.

Here are the full listings:


  • New Potatoes 700g
  • Carrots 400g
  • Onions 400g
  • Lettuce
  • Aubergine (UK courgettes or Auybergines for G boxes)
  • Tomatoes 400g
  • Celery

B’s will get Broad Beans 600g
D’s will get a further 300g Potatoes and a bag of Kale
E’s will also get the Broad Beans and Courgettes 500g
L’s and M’s will receive these additions and also some locally grown mini cucmbers


  • Apples – Granny Smiths 600g
  • Bananas 600g
  • Pears 600g (Tuesday and Wednesday) or
  • Clementines 500g (Thursday and Friday)
  • Nectarines x 3
  • Lemon

Q’s will also receive Avocado 300g

Just a couple of general notes as we head into the summer holiday season…

  • Don’t forget to let us know if you are going away.  You don't want to come back to a box of mouldering veg on the doorstep.

  • If you normally have your boxes left in a conservatory or green house, you might consider finding somewhere less susceptible to overheating.  And if you receive milk or other dairy produce it might be advisable to leave a chiller box out to keep it as cool as possible.
  • Despite our continued campaign to reduce our plastic use you will still find some leafy produce coming in polythene bags.  Lettuces, Spring Greens, Kale and Chard all benefit from this protection, and often these come to us packed in this way.  Some customers have requested that we do not use plastic in their boxes at all.  This we will aim to do but may result in rapid deterioration of some produce.  Rest assured that we will be happy to take back any plastic bags that we have used in the boxes if you leave them out with your empty for us to collect.  We are not however a recycling business and cannot take bags or plastic containers from other sources.

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