Veg Box News 30.06.14

It is lovely to be able to bring you more and more of our own veg and fruit. This week we have our courgettes, cucumbers, radish, spring onions, rocket, lettuce and raspberries. Looking in the fields it wont be long until we have potatoes, tomatoes and you should see the grape vines!

In the £10 box this week is celariac. This can be used cooked in stews, soups or mixed with mash potatoes or grated raw to add to salads or make a really interesting coleslaw.

Part of our ethos is encouraging people to grow their own food, this is the surest way to know exactly what you are eating and also reduce your food miles to virtually nothing. We appear to be doing well at this as we have had several customers over the last couple of week cancel their deliveries until later in the year as they now are growing lots of their own food. This means we have 2 or 3 spare slots on a Thursday and Friday where we can fit in other deliveries. If you know of anyone that might be interested please point them in our direction.

So this week in the office we have been talking about the news letter. Do people read it? Do we need to put it in every week, can we email it instead of printing out copies? Do people realise that it is put onto our website?

Our current plans seem to be that we will, from the end of the month, change the format. This will be following some feedback from you, our delightful customers. Please feel free to let us know what you think, what is useful to you and we will make changes accordingly.

We noticed last week the difference having 4 less people in site. We’ve just had 4 work placements with us and the guys worked really hard, they were a credit to themselves. The media image of the work-shy dole is so wrong! We hope that they are able to find paid work soon.

On Mondays we sometimes have veg left over from Friday, as a result we offer veg for a discounted price often as much as half price but you have to call on site to collect it. It is always worth calling on side mon to fri 9 -4 as we often have additional produce and special offers, plus you can pick your salad straight from the poly tunnels.

Fresh LARGE FREERANGE eggs from chickens not fed on GMO’s £1.50 for half dozen

Thanks for your continued support, Kylie Jeanette, Sean and the Veg box team.

PS Salad and Fruit boxes available for £5.50 delivered with your veg box.