Veg Box News 13.01.14

Veg Box News 13.01.14

Happy new year & greetings from your 1st vegbox news of 2014. Can we first of all thank all the lovely customers that ordered our special Xmas box. We had more orders than last year & the feedback has been very positive.

So our winter boxes being filled with seasonal veg always seem sadly lacking in much variety, but in our efforts of keeping to seasonal and British produce we have to give you what fits this description. As we make more contacts with other growers then we hope to be able to find a couple of other veg that we can include. Sometimes the lack of veg or when we can’t get produce of good enough quality, it means we have to go further afield but where ever possible we provide you with our own grown or UK grown produce. This is why our veg keeps so well, the time from farm to fork is far shorter than the supermarkets usually offer.

After much deliberation and following feedback from some of our customers we have taken the difficult decision to increase the price of the £5 veg box to £6. This is our first price increase in 3 years. THIS TAKES EFFECT FROM THE 1ST OF FEBRUARY. The additional cost is due the increase in veg prices. So far we have dealt with increases by reducing our profit and reducing the amount we put in the box. Some weeks this has meant that we (and some of our customers) haven’t been happy with the amount of veg in the box. Having the box at £5 reduces the range of veg we can offer you. The increase to £6 brings the cost in line with other box schemes. The prices per kilo are staying the same, so you are still getting very good value for money, it is just the individual price of the box is having to be increased to give more flexibility with the contents.  We hope you understand our thinking and are still able to support us. Obviously if you call on site to collect the box then the price will be £5.50 (as each box has a 50p delivery charge). 

On site last week some of you may have seen the wassail ceremony conducted by the Grimsby Morris-men. There was the performance of a traditional plough play and plenty of singing and dancing. It was a great day and the Apple Trees of Lincolnshire can feel rightly blessed. We served up some rather tasty soup and it was lovely to have so many visitors on site.

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Thanks, Sean, Kylie and the Veg box team.