This week’s Cornish seasonal local veg in our boxes

August 25, 2011

As you’ll have been finding over the last few weeks, what’s in your box doesn’t necessarily exactly match Camel CSA’s weekly list published here on the blog.

This is because we’re having to harvest and share out crops, such as peas or beans, before they go over even if they’ve not been listed. Other veg promised for the week might not be quite ready when it comes to picking them on Fridays, so we’ve left them to grow on for another week.

So, here’s this week’s proposed list with the warning that it is subject to change. You might also find the appearance of the occasional sweet pepper (green and dark purple versions), aubergine or chilli.

Rest assured, the picking/packing team will be trying to ensure that the distribution of extras is as fair as it can be. Herbs, too, will be unpredicted extras. So – enjoy the abundance while it lasts!

This week expert grower Jane Mellowship says that boxes will be ‘full to the brim’ with the bonus of early cooking apples from Charlotte’s orchard in St Mabyn. Apparently these cook to a fluff and need very little sugar. Lovely with the blackberries growing so abundantly this year in our Cornish hedges.

Everyone can be reasonably sure of getting:
potatoes (Burlerrow Farm, St Mabyn)
* Emneth Early cooking apples, aka Early Victoria (Camel CSA)
* broccoli (Camel CSA)
* spring onions (Camel CSA)
* tomatoes (Camel CSA)
* cucumber (Camel CSA)
* swiss chard (Camel CSA)
* radish (Camel CSA)
* coriander (Camel CSA)

Standard boxes will also have:
* peppers (Camel CSA)
* beetroot (Camel CSA)
* rocket (Camel CSA)

* = grown to organic principles

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