Newsletter 14th of Jan — Veg box extras, mindful farming, food with heart

We’re well and truly back into the flow with our winter veg boxes as those in our second group (we’re alternating during the winter) received their veg boxes today. That is, unless, of course, they’re collecting from the Food Barn Tregew tomorrow (Saturday).

If you’re thinking of going along to the Food Barn (9am-1pm) and aren’t on our subscription yet, we’re doing boxes in sizes small, large and bumper to help you make your way through the barn more quickly and minimise handling of the veg. Dried goods are available at the market this week so do take along your containers for refills!

Extras

You can now add extras to your veg boxes for our 2021-2022 Community Supported Agriculture season. Extras include eggs, fruit and organic groceries. Find out more and book your shares here.

Oxford Real Farming Conference

The team went to various online sessions at the Oxford Real Farming Conference this week and came away inspired, with lots to reflect on. A big recurring theme was to be mindful of our relationship with the land. We also appreciated making contact with other growers doing seriously cool things with a lot of heart.

Food focus

With all the roots in our boxes at the moment, now’s a great time to experiment with making winter root vegetable stock. Boiling down leftovers and clean peels with onions, bay leaves and peppercorns will leave you with a base for risottos, soups and more.

Taking bookings for the next season

We’re still taking bookings for the next season of our CSA veg box scheme running from May 2021 to February 2022. We’d love to have you join us as we reconnect local people with local food, making it more accessible too. Find out more and book your place here.

Wassailing

And as January 17th is one of the traditional dates for waking up the apple trees through a Wassail, here’s hoping you sing and dance this weekend, and get outside if you can. We’ll raise a glass of mulled cider to you and look forward to gathering in years to come.

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