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. Click to download PDF.
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
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
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
Try one of these recipes using the fantastic savoy cabbages in this week’s share! Continue reading
Looking for some inspiration for the Celeriac that was in your share this week ?
Here is a few ideas …
Celeriac, pear and blue cheese soup
www.taste.com.au or www.deliaonline.com
Celeriac & carrot rosti cake with remoulade sauce
Celeriac, leek, chestnut & cranberry pie
Celeriac and cauliflower curry
Celeriac salad with walnuts, olive oil & lemon and pomegranate dressing
Celeriac, mushroom & tomato lasagna
Celeriac butternut squash lasagna
Looking for some inspiration for the Jerusalem Artichokes that were in your share this week?
Here’s few ideas, kindly compiled by Alison:
Jerusalem Artichoke, Celeriac and apple soup (vegan)
The flexitarian.co.uk/ recipe items
Jerusalem Artichoke and Kale Gratin (Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall)
Theguardian.com/ lifestyle – 3rd January 2014
Jerusalem Artichoke, radicchio and pear salad ( Thomasina Miers)
Theguardian.com/ lifestyle – 20 November 2015
Jerusalem Artichoke, lentil and wild mushroom warm salad
telegraph.co.uk/ recipes – 17th January 2011
Jerusalem Artichoke Gnocchi (vegan & gluten-free)
Jerusalem Artichoke and Banana Cake