Start buttering those parsnips!

September 17, 2009

We’ve got more of those delicious parsnips in our share of the vegetables.  They were sown and lovingly cultivated by Camel Community Supported Agriculture’s volunteer growing team.  Also available from our own plot at St Kew Highway this week are curly parsley, onions, Swiss chard and beetroot.

The small veg boxes contain:
*parsnips (Camel CSA)
*onions (Camel CSA)
*potatoes (Jeremy Brown)
*curly parsley (Camel CSA)
*pumpkin (Mark Norman)
*tomatoes (Jeremy)
swede (Rest Harrow Farm)
kale (Rest Harrow Farm, Trebetherick)
broccoli (St Merryn)

The standard boxes contain all the above, plus:
*Swiss chard (Camel CSA)
*beetroot (Camel CSA)
*courgettes (Mark)

* = grown to organic principles


We extend our best wishes to Trish, Camel CSA’s picking and packing supremo, who has recently had an operation.  We hope she enjoys a speedy recovery and look forward to working again with her soon.

Robert, who’s responsible for the Friday rota, is standing in for her at the moment.  Over the last fortnight he’s been leading a team that’s included Charlotte, Gillian, Henrietta, Marianne, Mike H and Penny. 

Mike H and Penny have spent long hours uncomplainingly digging up row after row of potatoes.  It was a disappointingly small yield so they’ve had to put a disproportionate amount of effort into this back-breaking task.  This area is now being sown with a crop of green manure to boost soil fertility.

If anyone else is willing to volunteer to pick and pack on Friday mornings, please get in touch.  We could do with a couple more people on the rota.  You won’t be expected to turn up every week. 

Oh – and don’t worry, no more potatoes need to be dug until next season!

See Recipe No 12 – Carrot and parsnip soup

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