News from the market garden, Nov 2014

by admin on December 9, 2014

News from the Market Garden – 21st Nov 2014

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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Ambient micro-climate in the tunnels whatever the Welsh weather throws at us!

What’s Coming up in Your Box this Month

In response to some customer feedback we’re going to look ahead at what is coming up in your boxes each month – so you know what won’t be in there and can shop accordingly!

So cropping in the field this month; squash, beetroot, mixed salad, pointed cabbage, leeks, chillis, calabrese, chard, cauliflower,  celeriac  – and we’re now buying in some Welsh organic carrots and onions.

What’s that big green leafy stuff in my box this week? Its Komatsuna – a mustardy spinach. Try it wilted, in soups and stir fries. Mmmm!

Cook with your Veg Box.

It feels like warming soups all the way – a good time of year to eat simply and frugally  in the run up to the excesses of the festive season. The squash is a wonderful base for lots of meals – easiest way to prep it is to roast it with skin on, and remove the skin afterwards.

Try this hassle free Roast Squash soup – 1 onion, 1 small squash, 400 g tomatoes, 2 garlic cloves, olive oil, 2 chillies, 2 cm fresh ginger, 1 1/2 litres veg stock.

Pop onion, squash, toms, garlic in roasting tin, toss in oil. Season, Roast for 40 mins medium oven until squash tender. Blend with chillies, ginger and a little stock. Transfer to large pan and reheat with more stock to preferred consistency. Pick up some nice bread from our namesake Riverside Sourdough, light a fire and enjoy!

Unctious Roast Squash – good for lots of things!

What’s Going on at the Garden this week

Lots of clearing out the spent summer crops and composting. Planting oodles of salad to keep you in greenery through the long winter. Working on cropping plans for next year and trying to stop all the nutrients from the hard efforts of feeding the soil – as is the mantra for organic growers – washing down the field in the rain (we have  drainage issues – hoping to get a grant for a drainage consultant to come up with some solutions.)

The promise of salad to come.

The promise of sprouts to come.

Home Delivery of our Veg Boxes

We’re working hard at the logistics of changing to home delivery and hope you’ll have veg to your door right after Christmas. We’ll be making personal contact with all our customers to discuss the changes.

Christmas Veg Boxes

We guarantee you will have the freshest veg if you order from us!! We will make box deliveries to all collection points on Tuesday 23rd December, and St Catherines, Canton on Tuesday evening at normal  time – between 6-7pm. Our Christmas boxes will contain potatoes (if you have them), carrots, onions, leeks, cabbage, brussel sprouts, winter salad. parsnips. If you would like to order a larger size box or have additional portions please contact us –  as below.

Deliveries will resume in the New Year week beginning 5th January.


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