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Veg Box News 7th - 10th March, 2017

Chrisby Chris, 2 yr, 11 m ago in Blog
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We’ve been very much enjoying the various Kale varieties coming into the shop recently: the Flower Sprouts, Cavolo Nero shoots etc, and this week there will be bags of Russian Kale in all the boxes. This is a slightly more tender leaf ands takes little preparation and cooking. As with all the brassica family, keep contact with water to a minimum – rinse them of course but then ideally just steam or stir-fry.

Here are next weeks box lists (all being well)


  • Potatoes – Cara 1kg
  • Carrots 600g
  • Onions 500g
  • Tuesday/Wednesday – Cauliflower
  • Thursday/Friday – Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Bag of Russian KaleRussian Kale - please note Russian is the variety, not the place of origin!!!  id=
  • Beetroot
  • Bag of Tomatoes 400g (G’s will get Leeks instead)
  • B’s will get 600g Parsnips instead of potatoes

D’s will get a further 800g potatoes and a Cucumber
E’s will get the Cucumber and 500g Sweet Potatoes
L’s and M’s will get the above additions and 600g Leeks


  • Apples – Braeburn 700g
  • Avocado 300gAvocados  id=
  • Lemon
  • Navelina Oranges 700g
  • Clementines 500g
  • Banana 600g

Q’s will also get 600g Conference Pears

We have said it before (but it is always worth repeating) this time of year can be a little tricky with regard to quality of veg. With the (slightly) warmer weather Onions and potatoes are starting to try to be plants while stored roots etc can start to show signs of decay. Please bear with us and be sure to let us know if there is an issue with any item in your box. We offer a “no quibble” guarantee to credit any deteriorating produce – we really need to know so don’t hesitate.

Don’t forget too that if you decide you have had too much beetroot or too many avocados you are very welcome to put a Special Request on your order banning those or any other items from your box. We will find something of equal value to replace it. We can’t guarantee to swap things INTO your box, though – ie we can’t promise to always swap out your carrots and always replace them with sweet potatoes for example simply because values may not be similar and the alternative may not be available.
But if you wish to always receive an item, a head of broccoli, say, we can establish an If Not In Box type Standing Order for you.

Direct Debit customers

We have recently migrated to a new system for taking payments by Direct Debits and there were one or two teething problems at our end but we hope that theses have all been resolved now. If you have any queries regarding your Direct Debit Payments just give us a ring or drop us an email and we’ll be happy to check our records through. If you do contact us be sure to put your Direct Debit Reference in your message – this will be you name with a three digit number suffix, eg: BLOGGSJ957. Adding your delivery day and your address is also helpful.

Also please note that your Direct Debit notifications can be sent by email which is obviously a saving for us in terms of postage and paper usage. If you currently receive them by post then drop us an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) – again stating your Direct Debit Reference and your delivery day.

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