Crisis? What veg crisis?! Plenty of seasonal vegetables in our veg boxes from Cornwall


February 5, 2017

The “veg crisis” hit new heights this week as supermarkets ran out of imported iceberg lettuce. It’s tasteless stuff at the best of times.

UK consumers have become far too reliant on food imports – around 50% of the vegetables and 90% of the fruit we eat come from other countries. Global food prices are rising inexorably. We need to encourage more people to buy fresh, local, seasonal produce. It’s better for our health and well-being as well as the British economy.

In all our veg boxes this week: –
*Red Russian or black Tuscan kale
leeks (Restharrow Farm, Trebetherick)
Romanesco or white cauliflower (Restharrow)
parsnips (Restharrow)
potatoes ‘Wilja’ (Restharrow)

Standard boxes also have: –
extra potatoes
*sprouting broccoli or Brussels sprouts

* = grown to organic principles
All produce grown by Camel CSA unless otherwise indicated. Please wash all vegetables and fruit

Try these tasty and warming kale soups on Camel CSA’s recipe page: –
Caldo verde (Portuguese greens soup)
Cavolo nero (black Tuscan kale) soup

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