Chard Recipes Wanted

flf-july-043-1280x960-300x225Can anyone offer some inspiring ideas for recipes using chard? We are rather short on the recipe page and more than one person has asked about chard recipes. One member said she used it for pesto but I never got her to spell out the detail of whether she steamed, hot soaked or used it raw, and what else she added (sorry I don’t know you name). I hope you’ll fill me in!
So with many shares of chard to come please write a recipe or comment on our web site!
(Other good veg recipes you’ve tried are welcome too).

Peppy

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Next Pizza day: Saturday, 3rd September

28-PizzaWe’ll be baking vegetarian pizzas again in our cob oven on 3rd of September.

Bilqis & Astríd are your chefs and Nick is your stoker. Service from 1pm.

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AGM 2016 Report

Our Annual General Meeting was held on th 9th July 2016 at the Runfold site. Here are the official Minutes from Marlies.

FLF AGM 2016-07-09

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This weeks share – 16th July 2016

The Standard share this week: 16 July 2016

The Standard share this week: 16 July 2016

Lindsay and the team of harvesters have done a great job again today of putting together another lovely share!

With beetroot back in the ‘box’, more french beans than you could shake a bamboo cane at, broad beans, a delightful looking mixed salad bag (complete with edible flowers), a healthy helping of basil (over 200g), loads of calabrese (broccoli), cucumbers, courgettes and black currents (in addition to the bought in, locally grown new potatoes). With a standard share still working out at £11.50 a week, and everything grown to organic principles, we are certainly giving the supermarkets a run for their money!

The week before last Gerri kindly did a price comparison of our standard share against what she could find on the supermarkets’ websites. We came out much, much cheaper, with the supermarket equivalent working out costing nearly half as much again! I think that some people are under the impression that obtaining their weekly vegetables via Farnham Local food is less cost effective than the supermarkets. Thank you Gerri for dispelling this myth.

Veg price comparison 02/07/16

Veg price comparison 02/07/16. Click to download PDF.

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Lloyds Bank ‘Give & Gain Day’ clears the way for visitors to Dippenhall

Outdoor weeding at Dippenhall

We had an excellent day on Friday is glorious weather, helping prepare our Dippenhall site to become the veg distribution hub for our activities after we move from Runfold. Continue reading

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Our AGM 2016 – Sat 9th July at Runfold

AGM 2013 smallAll members and supporters are welcome at our Annual General Meeting, starting at 2pm. Come and hear the latest on the veg we’re growing this year, improvements at our Dippenhall site, progress at our new West Farm site, membership, financial challenges, outreach events and much more.

*** Pizzas from 1pm. Note that we’re baking on the 9th, not the 2nd, to coincide with the AGM ***

Bring anything else you’d like to share for lunch.

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FLF Official Referendum Position?

The chairman’s advice:

Vote Leaf

or

Vote Romaine

but please

Vote on Thursday!

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How to Grow Seedlings for the Plant Stall at the Fete

Seedlings in plug trays

Seedlings

Peppy has produced some last-minute advice for our seedling-growers. Click the links below to download the Letter and Instructions.

Letter for plant bonanza on June 5th

Seedling instructions – sowing plan 2016

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Summer Fete and Plant Sale

It’s that time of year again! Put the 5th June in your diary, clear some space in your garden and come along to Runfold with your friends.

Click the image to download a printable PDF

Farnham Local Food presents the Veg-Garden Summer Fete & Plant Sale

Sunday 5th June 2016, 11am – 4pm

  • Plants for sale
  • Tea & cakes
  • Live music
  • Guided tours
  • Family activities
  • (No dogs on site please – we grow food!)
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Rocket recipes – Saturday April 9th

Try these one to use the Rocket mix & garlic in today’s share

  • Cheesy rocket scones (really easy!)
  • Rocket & walnut pesto (and vegan version)
  • Potato, garlic & rocket soup

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