Seasonal local veg in this week’s boxes

April 29, 2011

This week’s boxes will all look a bit smaller but the value is still there. Expert grower Jane Mellowship says:

There are so few local vegetables available at the moment I’ve had to include asparagus in the standard boxes even though it’s not cheap to buy, but we can’t keep adding extras as it would make it all rather expensive.

Of course, we have to remember that this is the hopefully brief “hungry gap” and what we are getting in our boxes is locally grown and certainly seasonal. The contents of this week’s generous salad bags were all grown on the Camel CSA plot and it was good to see young broad bean and pea plants appearing on the plot this morning in spite of the lack of rain. Good things to look forward to!

Everyone will have:
potatoes (Burlerrow Farm, St Mabyn)
* leeks (Jeremy Brown, St Kew Harvest)
* spring greens (Mark Norman)
* salad bags (Camel CSA)
* spinach (Jeremy)

Standard boxes will have extra potatoes plus:
asparagus (Lower Croan, Sladesbridge)
swede (Growfair, Cornwall)

* = grown to organic principles

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