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  • Seasonal local food recipe No.155: Courgette summer salad

    Posted on July 27th, 2012 charlotte No comments

    I found this refreshing, summery dish while browsing through my Co-operative Food magazine (I like our friendly Wadebridge Co-op).

    You can include the courgettes and the spring onions in Camel CSA’s veg boxes, but this week I’m afraid you’ll have to get the carrots elsewhere.

    This recipe can be adapted in a number of ways. As I hadn’t got any sesame seeds, I sprinkled sunflower seeds on top. I also used juice from a whole lemon and omitted the honey. You could replace the spring onions with chives for a milder flavour.  

    Serve: 4
    Preparation time: 15 minutes

    2 medium courgettes
    3 medium carrots, scrubbed
    1 large eating apple
    Juice of half a lemon
    2 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
    2 handfuls (about 70g) of nuts and dried fruit (optional)
    For the dressing
    1 tbsp mayonnaise
    2 tbsp natural yoghurt
    A little runny honey
    2 tbsp sesame seeds to sprinkle on top

    Grate the courgettes, carrot and apple into a bowl. Add the spring onions and nuts and fruit, if using, and stir together.

    Mix together the mayonnaise, yoghurt and honey. Add to the bowl and stir. Sprinkle the seeds over the top before serving.

  • Camel CSA gets support from sponsors

    Posted on March 2nd, 2009 charlotte No comments

    Exciting news for Camel Community Supported Agriculture!

    The Brown family of St Kew Harvest Farm Shop have very generously offered to let us have the initial two acre plot of land rent free until July. 

     TT Compost Ltd at St Teath has kindly agreed to donate 30 tons of compost.  Cornwall Farmers has offered discounts.

     The Co-operative Group has granted us £1,400 to cover further land rental.

    We are busy formulating funding bids to the Lottery Food Fund and the Local Action Group.  So far we have completed Stage 1 of the Lottery Local Food grant process.

    Camel CSA’s team of expert vegetable growers has begun preparing and planting the land.  The first vegetables should be ready for distribution to our members by the middle of June.