Now that we have a regular supply of English grown onions all the standard box ingredients are UK grown which means that A boxes and G boxes gave exactly the same contents. Even across the rest of the boxes only the Peppers are likely to be sourced from beyond GB.
The same cannot of course be said for the Fruit Boxes but it is great to have UK grown Apples back in stock. There are still some Discovery left but this week’s apple is likely to be the popular Worcester grown by Page and Waters. They’ll also be bringing some Russets. Some customers have commented that we don't seem to have had many UK plums in the boxes this year - and that is true. Climatically, it has not been an easy season for our plum growers and yields have been very low and consequently prices have been high and quality not so great. Here's hoping we'll have more luck next year.
As we have approached the end of the stone fruit season we have also had one or two problems with the nectarines. Although they have looked ok on the outside when customers have tried to eat them they have been bad in the middle. We hope you can understand the difficulty presented to us here – we obviously can’t check every one but if you have had a problem do tell us and we’ll credit your account. This of course applies to any produce you get in the boxes – please don’t hesitate to let us know. Though we always try to be stringent with our quality control when we’re making up large numbers of boxes errors can occur especially if produce superficially appears ok.
Here are next week’s listings…
Bs will get 500g Parsnips instead of the potatoes
D’s will get a further 800g Potatoes. They won’t be getting kale but will receive a Pointy Cabbage instead and a portion of Tomatoes (400g approx)
E’s will get the Parsnips, Pointy Cabbage and Tomatoes and 200g locally grown Beans
L’s and M’s will get the above additions and a Cucumber and a Red Pepper.
Qs will also get 600g Pears