Mooli are back in the share this week so Susie & Gavin thought it would be helpful to add some more recipes to the website using this slightly peppery member of the radish family. It is as good raw as cooked so listed below are recipes for a carrot & sesame salad, a pumpkin curry and a savoury patty (a bit like a chinese rosti!). If you search on FLF web page there is also a recipe for a Burmese potato curry using mooli. Continue reading
A quick-and-late report on moving “Jim the Polytunnel” to its Winter quarters:
After a productive season harbouring our tomatoes, I’m delighted to say that our polytunnel-on-skids has been slid and rolled for the first time to its new location alongside the existing long tunnel, over the pre-planted winter salad. This was a bit of an alarming prospect but Vince and his work-experience lads from the Linden Education Centre rose to the challenge with good humour and a can-do attitude.
We braced the tunnel for the stresses of the move by binding the hoops together along its length with purple webbing straps to stop them from splaying, joining the door rails with steel bars and positioning the massive steel tow-bar at the leading end.
As we were fortunate enough to get more borlotti beans in this weeks share a recipe that combines the best of what is available at the moment. You can add cubes of pancetta or streaky bacon but the original vegetarian version works really well as a meal in itself and goes really well with FLF spicy winter salad! Sarah K’s recipes for borlotti from last year are also on the website .. I can recommend the soup. Continue reading
A couple of recipes as an alternative to the ubiquitous chutney to make most of the green tomatoes in this week’s share. Joanna W recommended the Nigel slater green chutney recipe to me and so I have given that a try as well ! Continue reading
Some simple recipes for a Carrot dip, a Carrot and Corn salad and Beetroot, Carrot & Goats cheese muffins which I hope will do justice to the new crop of FLFy (Gavin’s ) carrots . Continue reading
FLF’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at Runfold at Harvest and Food Hub day – Saturday 20 September at 2pm. Come for a review of the year, elections to the Board and have your say about the direction, running and vision for FLF in the coming year.
An agenda will be published here soon. If there is something you would like discussed please contact any member of the board or the grower team. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming old and new members alike.
We are what we are because of our Members. Our General Meeting last month was a forum both for informing and for discussing where we are, how we go forward and some of the challenges ahead (and behind!)
Do take a look at the Minutes, carefully taken and written up by Marlies. Feel free to comment – here or in person to any board member.