On this page you will find a list of contents of your veg box, week by week. There are also a few suggestions for preparing and cooking the vegetables. If you need help to identify the veg or have any queries of how to use them, please feel free to telephone or text me.

PLEASE NOTE – YOUR VEGETABLES HAVE NOT BEEN WASHED

If veg look a bit wilted, stand them in cold water for a while and they should pick up again – especially good for chard, kale, cabbage, lettuce and other leafy veg

You may also want to see the blog post Making Full Use of Vegetables

18th September 2020

Onions or Shallots

Garlic

Baby Leeks

Savoy Cabbage

Courgette

Cucumber

Lettuce

Chard

Basil, Sage, Rosemary, Bay.

Large boxes also include Beetroot, Kale (instead of Chard) and Pink Banana Squash

28th August 2020

Onions

Carrots

Beetroot

Runner Beans or French Beans

Courgette

Cucumber

Spring Onions

Chard

Large boxes also include Aubergine


21st August 2020

Onions

Courgettes – green and/or yellow

Cucumbers

Chard

Runner Beans

Taste of Radish

Spring Onions

Turnip

Basil

Large boxes also include Yellow French Beans and Kohl Rabi

14th August 2020

Onions

Courgettes – green and/or yellow

Carrots

Cucumbers

Beetroot Leaves, Chard or Spinach.

Runner Beans

Taste of Radish

Onion Greens

Potatoes

Large boxes also include Turnips


17th July 2020

Thanks to Sally for the image.

Onion

Courgettes – green and/or yellow

Carrots

Cucumber

Salad Leaves including lettuce, spinach, perilla, Little Gem, red orach and edible flowers

Beetroot – red, white or golden. Leaves can be eaten.

Spring Onions

Salad Potatoes

Large boxes also include Runner Beans


10th July 2020

Onion

Courgettes – green and/or yellow

Carrots

Cucumber

Salad Leaves including lettuce, spinach, perilla, Little Gem, red orach and edible flowers

Beetroot – red, white or golden. Leaves can be eaten.

Spring Onions

Baby Garlic

Herbs – Sweet Bay, Rosemary and Sage

Chard – leaves and stems can be used. Stems can be roasted (try adding a little garlic and balsamic vinegar) OR

Tree Cabbage, tender green leaves with a gentle cabbage taste. Cook as any other cabbage.

Large boxes also have a few Mangetout.


3rd July 2020

Carrots – leaves can be finely chopped and used in a mixed leaves pesto or lightly sauteed in butter.

Onions

Courgettes – green and/or yellow

Mangetout or French beans

Salad Leaves

Little Gem Lettuce (can be split lengthways and sauted for an alternative side dish)

Beetroot – red, white or golden. Leaves can be eaten.

Radish – just a tiny taster of the harvest to come.

Spring Onions

Chard – leaves and stems can be used. Stems can be roasted (try adding a little garlic and balsamic vinegar).

Basil


26th June 2020

Carrots – leaves can be finely chopped and used in a mixed leaves pesto or lightly sauteed in butter.

Onions

Garlic

Courgettes – green and/or yellow

Mangetout

Romanesque Cauliflower or Calabrese (broccoli) or Cabbage

Lettuce and Rocket with edible flowers

Herbs – Rosemary and Bronze Fennel

Cherries (stones intact), ideal for cooking (although I eat them as they are)

Large Veg Boxes also have Squash


19th June 2020

If veg look a bit wilted, stand them in cold water for a while and they should pick up again – especially good for chard, kale, cabbage, lettuce and other leafy veg.

Carrots – leaves can be finely chopped and used in a mixed leaves pesto or lightly sauteed in butter.

French Beans (yellow)

Onions

Chard – leaves and stems can be used. Stems can be roasted (try adding a little garlic and balsamic vinegar).

Beetroots – Chioggia has pink and white stripes. The leaves can also be eaten cold in salads or cooked like a spinach – try it added to a stir-fry.

Courgettes – green and/or yellow

Baby Garlic – use as normal

Lettuce and Rocket with edible flowers

Herbs – Basil, Parsley, Sage

Large veg boxes also have Mangetout