First of the wild garlic in Camel CSA’s weekly veg boxes

March 17, 2024

Not before time! We’ve started foraging wild garlic leaves for the weekly veg shares. It’s such a welcome addition in early spring, all the more so this year.

We’re always short of our own veg leading up to the hungry gap, like all UK growers. We still have some salad leaves, parsley & chard in the polytunnels, with rhubarb, red Russian kale & some gale-battered purple broccoli outside, and elephant garlic in store. But that’s about it until the early seedlings mature.

Our much-valued growers and volunteers are working flat out as we begin the spring rush.

It’s been a rough old winter one way and another, probably the worst in Camel CSA’s 15 consecutive seasons growing veg in wet and windy north Cornwall. Saturated ground has delayed outdoor bed preparation, and for the first time ever we lost a couple of polytunnel covers in two consecutive Atlantic storms.

So a handful of wild garlic leaves and a few sticks of rhubarb in the 70 weekly boxes really do lift our spirits and tickle our tired taste buds!

In all this week’s veg boxes:-
*wild garlic leaves (foraged)
*purple sprouting broccoli or *rhubarb chard
*sprouted mung beans
leeks (*Mark Norman, Bodmin / (Trerair Farm, St Eval)
dried British chick peas (Hodmedod’s)
romanesco cauliflower (Trerair)
potatoes ‘Wilja’ or ‘Manitou’ (Trerair)

Standard boxes also have:
*mixed salad leaves
swede (Trerair)

* = grown to organic principles.  Please wash all veg thoroughly  
Produce grown by Camel CSA, unless indicated otherwise 

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