Veg Box News 18.11.13

On site this week the Princes Trust volunteers have been helping out with a variety of jobs and proving once again that the media images of the youth of today are far from the truth. They have helped plant trees, and a new hedge plus helped with load of general tidying jobs. Their dedication and perseverance, working in all weathers, is inspirational.

This week we have kindly had donated a large number of old scaffolding boards, very useful for our garden building projects. Recycling old industrial materials like this is another way we can demonstrate practical sustainability. Nothing in nature is thrown away, it all gets used, only humans have rubbish, we should all learn from this.

On site more work has gone on the poly tunnel. Planting out brassicas and lots of bulbs ready for spring. We have been double fleecing and bringing into the poly tunnels some of our delicate plants ready for the harsh frosts that are forecast.

This week in the veg box is a healthy selection of root veg. The parsnips and carrots are from North Somercotes and the potatoes are from Kirton. They are a different variety; Melody, and are very good as mash and Baked potatoes. We have harvested some of our celariac and golden beets although we have had to add to our own harvest as we didn’t have enough ourselves for everyone’s box. The weird knobbly veg, incase you didn’t know, is a celariac. To use, simply peel and grate and used raw in salads of coleslaw. Or you can chop it into chunks and roast it or use like a potatoes. It is great mixed with potatoes to make an interesting mash. The Candy beetroot are really interesting; stripy red and white when you slice through them. Enjoy!!

Thanks Sean and Kylie


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.

PPS one of our customers if giving away some chickens, get in touch if you are interested.