What's in
the bags
Food credit scheme Donations
389 fruit and veg bags donated
£3759.25 value of bags donated
Up to 18 June 2019
Thank you GC members!

Bag contents for the week beginning 24 June 2019

The things in the bag that look like giant spring onions are green onions, the young version of normal onions before they have been "cured" (dried to store better). You can cook them like any other onion and use the green stalks too.

Remember to twist off the tops off bunched carrots as soon as you get them home (otherwise the roots will start to go limp). Then you can use the tops to make a pesto, or add them to soups and stir-fries. 

Can you tell your Freckles from your Little Leprechaun, your Purslane from your Pea shoots? Check out our new photo guide to find out what leaves and herbs make up your Hackney and Dagenham Salad.

Please note these are the provisional bag contents and actual contents may vary. Wash all fruit and veg before eating.

Allergen information: GC's Hackney and Dagenham organic salad contain a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery.

LARGE VEG - BROWN

Spinach - Ripple Farm, Kent
Maris Peer potatoes*, red spring onions, bunched golden beetroot - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Cucumber, parsley - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Bunched carrots - Hughes Organics, Norfolk
Cauliflower, courgette - Langridge, Lincs/UK

*perfect for salads, boiling or roasting

LARGE NO POTATOES - GREEN

Spinach - Ripple Farm, Kent
Red spring onions, bunched golden beetroot - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Cucumber, parsley - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Bunched carrots, celery - Hughes Organics, Norfolk
Cauliflower, courgette - Langridge, Lincs/UK

*perfect for salads, boiling or roasting

MEDIUM VEG - BLUE

Growing Communities' mixed salad** - GC, Hackney or little gem lettuces - Langridge, UK
Maris Peer potatoes*, broad beans, green garlic - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Green onions, spinach - Ripple Farm, Kent
Bunched carrots -  Hughes Organics, Norfolk
Courgette - Langridge, UK

*perfect for salads, boiling or roasting

**Allergen information: GC's Hackney and Dagenham organic salad contain a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery.

MEDIUM NO POTATOES - ORANGE

Growing Communities' mixed salad** - GC, Hackney or little gem lettuces - Langridge, UK
Broad beans, green garlic - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Green onions, spinach - Ripple Farm, Kent
Bunched carrots, celery -  Hughes Organics, Norfolk
Courgette - Langridge, UK

**Allergen information: GC's Hackney and Dagenham organic salad contain a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery.

STANDARD VEG - YELLOW

Maris Peer potatoes* - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Green onions - Ripple Farm, Kent
Broad beans - Laines Organic Farm, Sussex
Kale - Ripple Farm, Kent or cavolo nero - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Courgette -  Hughes Organics, Norfolk or Langridge, UK
Spinach - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Pointed cabbage - Langridge, Lincs

* perfect for salads, boiling or roasting

STANDARD NO POTATOES - PURPLE

Green onions - Ripple Farm, Kent
Broad beans - Laines Organic Farm, Sussex
White mushrooms - Capel Manor, Suffolk
Kale - Ripple Farm, Kent or cavolo nero - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Courgette -  Hughes Organics, Norfolk or Langridge, UK
Spinach - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Pointed cabbage - Langridge, Lincs

SMALL VEG - RED

Maris Peer potatoes*, red spring onions - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Cavolo nero, cucumber - Wild Country Organics, Cambs 
Bunched carrots -  Hughes Organics, Norfolk 

* perfect for salads, boiling or roasting

SMALL NO POTATOES - WHITE
GC mixed salad** - Growing Communities, Hackney/Dagenham 
Red spring onions - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Cavolo nero, cucumber - Wild Country Organics, Cambs 
Bunched carrots -  Hughes Organics, Norfolk

**Allergen information: GC's Hackney and Dagenham organic salad contain a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery.

STANDARD FRUIT - GREEN

Grapefruit - Corsica via Langridge
Oranges, apricots - Spain via Langridge
Fairtrade bananas - Peru via Langridge 

SMALL FRUIT - no tag -

Rhubarb - Hughes Organics, Norfolk
Red beauty plums - Spain via Langridge
Fairtrade bananas - Peru via Langridge