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Veg Box News 11.11.13

That purple sprouting broccoli last week was delicious! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. This week its back to one of our favourites; kale. We have supplied 2 types so you will either be getting a red kale or a green kale, we didn’t grow enough to give all the boxes the same type so there is a difference between the individual boxes. You will see also in the £8 boxes a lemon, remember serve the kale with a healthy squeeze of lemon juice after cooking; the vitamin c gives a delicious zing to the kale but also helps your body make better use of the nutrients. (Individual lemons for sale 35p or 3 for £1) We have also given you a taste of the season; sprouts. We will be giving you a stick of these with our Christmas Dinner box on the 24th December. Last year a stick of our sprouts was about half the price of what the supermarkets were charging. Keep looking out for our announcement at the beginning of December when we start to take orders for the Christmas Dinner boxes

Talking of Christmas, Kylie has been busy with making up some lovely looking gift food hampers; a great idea for an unusual present. Please do check out the pictures on our facebook and website. This year we will also have a limited number of fresh Christmas wreaths and some tables decorations. Again more details to follow.

On site we have had a a new raft of volunteers helping clear the weeds and do more of the tidying up. It’s interesting to watch volunteers over their time here; you see them go from slightly unsure sometimes with no ideas about plants and wild life. Slowly they get more confident and become part of the team, joining in with the tea break laughs, some even go onto start to grow their own veg at home. It is something we really encourage, grow your own, even if it a just a few windowsill herbs and some living salad. This year I grew some beetroot in plant pots as well as some radish, herbs and salad stuff in an old guttering. Its good to grow! We do sell plants as well as veg so you might even be able to buy some plants from us. We are currently selling winter hanging basket for £5.50 and also £3 for the hanging planter ‘socks’

PS – WE REUSE PLASTIC PUNNETS PLEASE WASH AND RETURN!

Don’t forget we sell FREE RANGE Eggs from Chickens NOT fed on GM soya. Most other non organic eggs will be from GM fed chickens.

NEW STOCK FOR THE PANTRY ARRIVED THIS WEEK. COME AND VISIT OUR PANTRY AND SEE THE TASTY TREATS!