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


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


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

Continue reading

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Savoy cabbage recipe links

Try one of these recipes using the fantastic savoy cabbages in this week’s share! Continue reading

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Celeriac Recipes

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 or

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


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Jerusalem Artichoke recipes

jerusalem artichokes

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 recipe items

Jerusalem Artichoke and Kale Gratin (Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall) lifestyle – 3rd January 2014

Jerusalem Artichoke, radicchio and pear salad ( Thomasina Miers) lifestyle – 20 November 2015

Jerusalem Artichoke, lentil and wild mushroom warm salad recipes – 17th January 2011

Jerusalem Artichoke Gnocchi (vegan & gluten-free)

Jerusalem Artichoke and Banana Cake

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