Winter news 2016

by admin on July 5, 2016

News from the Market Garden – January 2016

Welcome to new readers and box customers. 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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Captured by Scott – working in the dark wintery rain sometimes feels really worthwhile!

Give The Gift of Becoming a Shareholder to a loved one in 2016!

To date over 150 community shareholders have invested nearly £12,000 between them. By investing in the market garden you are contributing to many positive social and community benefits, for example:

Community – being involved in your local food supply,
Economy –  keeping money in the local economy,
Environment – managing land to organic principles,

Shares can be purchased for as little as £50 or as much as £20,000. Under our democratic structure however, each shareholder has one equal vote, regardless of the value of their investment. . Shareholders will receive a named share certificate,  a monthly newsletter, are invited to Open Days and other events at the market garden, can contribute their views at the AGM, are welcome to visit and volunteer,  and benefit from a discount on our veg boxes.

To Buy Shares visit our website Support Us

Monthly Veg Box Delivery during the Winter Season

We’re reducing our dependence on bought in produce during the winter season by moving to a monthly delivery for Jan, Feb and March 2016 – boxes will be out w/c 26th Jan, 23rd Feb and 29th March, returning to weekly/fortnightly from April (early growing season permitting!)

January box contents will be based around lovely winter salad bags, leeks, beetroot, celeriac, cabbage and the staples potatoes, carrots and onions.

Sprouts with their tops took pride of place in our Christmas vegboxes. Thanks to Lia’s Kitchen for supplying lovely seasonal recipes from our vegboxes. Visit her website for great tips on using up leftovers. And to local food writer Catrin Price-Thomas for providing copies of The Taster  – excellent article on the foodie differences of the Arctic and Antarctic regions!

What’s Going on at the Field this month?

Polytunnels are burgeoning with winter salad – out in the vegboxes next week and now available to restaurants and other foodie places. The field is a bog  – as can well be imagined so keeping off it – other than to harvest next week – as long as the ground’s not frozen – yikes!

Our new grower Scott has been keeping busy doing lots of practical site clearing and sorting – and has built a solar powered heated propagator. Spinach, spring greens, new beets all starting to germinate.

Winter Salads Getting Going.

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