News from the market garden, January 2015

by admin on January 12, 2015

News from the Market Garden – 9th January 2015

Your regular news from the market garden – what’s coming up in your veg box this month, industry news, recipes and more. We love to feature customer recipes or your foodie news/blog – your own  or interesting ones you’ve found. Send us your links!

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2015 Brings Home Delivery

We’ve hit the ground running post Christmas with preparations for home delivery. We’re now confident we know where you live, and that you will receive your first box of organic seasonal veg to your door on Tuesday 13th (Cardiff/Western Vale), Wednesday 14th (Vale of Glamorgan).We’d like to extend thanks and appreciation to our previous collection points – Health Conscious – Llantwit Major, Little Shop of Calm  – Cowbridge, Foxys Deli – Penarth, and The Gallery – Barry.

What’s Coming up in Your Box this Month

Looking ahead at what is cropping in the field this month – squash, beetroot, mixed salad, pointed  savoy and purple cabbage, leeks, celeriac, kale – and we’re now buying in some Welsh organic carrots and onions.

Cook with your Veg Box.

January is the time for frugal, wholesome, comforting food. Not the time to be on a low cal starvation diet to shed Christmas excess! Giving your body a boost with plentiful fruit and veg and wholefood is the way to go. Green smoothies and NutriBullets are the new black! This easyRoasted Squash, with Lentils and Sage from Waitrose on-line recipes ticks all the boxes.

What’s going on at the Garden this week

At this time of year I am wholeheartedly impressed with the resilience of our growers  – out in bleak conditions, with little comfort in the field by way of facilties other than a damp unheated caravan. Our field staff are dedicated to making small-scale, local organic growing work. With hopes of good weather and improved drainage  for 2015 Happy New Year  head grower Keir, and assistant grower Tom!

New ordering software.

We’re working hard at installing new more flexible ordering and payment systems. Thanks for your patience while we make these changes. Customers will shortly receive a link to your account on Bucky Box which will enable you to view and amend your box order. Please action your Go Cardless direct debit mandate if you haven’t already done so – thanks!

Beyond the Garden

We currently have some funding to look at diversification to improve economic resilence. One strand is to consider perennial planting and growing, which is being led by Stephen Watts – an expert in forest gardening,  permaculture, fruit tree growing and propagation. Come and join us – have a look around the market garden, meet nice people and learn some new skills.

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