What’s in a veg bag?

Our bags contain a ‘share’ of the vegetables harvested that week. We only supply what we grow ourselves and so ‘veg shares’ are always completely seasonal. You will get 7 – 11+ items depending on the time of year. In summer there will be more items but perhaps smaller amounts of each and in winter fewer but heavier items. In late spring bags may be lighter as there are less roots available but will contain plenty of leafy green vegetables.

A large = 1.5 x medium. Medium = 1.5 x small.

As a rough guide: a small suits a single person, couple or even small family, a medium suits some couples and most families and a large suits a hungry family. It really depends on how much veg you eat. Typical portion sizes for a medium are: 1kg potatoes; 500g roots, courgettes etc. and smaller portions of leaves beans etc.

Examples of veg bags through the year

February 2014: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Swede, Parsnips, Spring Greens,Purple Sprouting Broccoli, mixed Salad.

April 2014: Onions, Stir fry Greens * Carrots, Cauliflower, Spring greens, Mixed salad, Rocket *(mixture of Pak Choi, Chinese Leaves & Tatsoi

July 2013: New potatoes, French beans, cherry tomatoes, Broccoli; fennel, Cucumber, Sugar-snap peas, Broad beans,

October 2013  Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Broccoli, Beetroot, Pepper, Tomatoes, Garlic and Lettuce. Courgettes for medium and large shares.

Christmas December 2013 Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Parsnips, Swede, Beetroot, Celeriac, Butternut or Crown Prince Squash, Leeks, red Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Cavalo nero and mixed Salad.

The produce is certified Organic. It will generally be better value than Organic in the shops but a bit more expensive than conventional vegetables.

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