What's in
the bags

Bag contents for the week beginning 23 April 2018

The stored potatoes from last year are reaching the very end of their season now - and we're sorry the quality has been a bit variable over the past few weeks. This week we are sourcing potatoes from a different supplier, Langridge in Devon, so let us know what you think. They are red alouettes (why means skylark in French - can't quite see the connection with spuds, though I suppose you could say they both look pretty cool flying through the air), recommended for baking and roasting.

In new-season news - rhubarb is here (find our rhubarb prosecco recipe here)! And we have some whole green butterhead lettuces from our Dagenham Farm and wild garlic from Hackney.

In packaging news - we have asked Langridge to send unpackaged celery this week. Packaging conversations are easier when the produce is grown by the farmers we have a direct relationships with, but harder to control when the veg is coming from a farm in Spain via our wholesaler. That said, Langridge is also very keen to reduce packaging as much as they can, and they are working with all their suppliers to make changes for the better.

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

LARGE VEG

Red alouette potatoes* - Langridge, Devon
Butterhead lettuce - Growing Communities, Dagenham
Wild garlic - Growing Communities, Hackney
Beetroot, onions - Hughes Organics, Norfolk/Cambs
Pak choi - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Carrots - Norfolk via Langridge
Courgette, celery - Spain via Langridge
Tuscan kale - Wild Country Organics, Cambs

* baking, roasting 

LARGE NO POTATOES

Butterhead lettuce - Growing Communities, Dagenham
Wild garlic - Growing Communities, Hackney
Beetroot, onions - Hughes Organics, Norfolk/Cambs
Pak choi - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Carrots - Norfolk via Langridge
Courgette, celery - Spain via Langridge
Tuscan kale - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Cauliflower - Kent or France via Langridge

MEDIUM VEG

Red alouette potatoes* - Langridge, Devon
Onions, leeks - Hughes Organics, Norfolk
Carrots, kohlrabi - Norfolk/Lincs via Langridge
Chard - Ripple Farm, Kent
Butterhead lettuce - Growing Communities, Dagenham or salad bag - GC, Hackney or Wild Country, Cambs
Pak choi - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Courgette - Spain via Langridge

* baking, roasting 

MEDIUM NO POTS

Onions, leeks - Hughes Organics, Norfolk
Carrots, kohlrabi - Norfolk/Lincs via Langridge
Chard - Ripple Farm, Kent
Butterhead lettuce - Growing Communities, Dagenham or salad bag - GC, Hackney or Wild Country, Cambs
Pak choi - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Courgette - Spain via Langridge
Cauliflower - Kent or France via Langridge
 

STANDARD VEG

Red alouette potatoes* - Langridge, Devon
Carrots - Norfolk via Langridge
Onions - Hughes Organics, Norfolk
Chard - Ripple Farm, Kent
Salad - GC, Hackney/Dagenham
Pak choi, rocket - Wild Country Organics, Cambs

* baking, roasting 

STANDARD NO POTS

Carrots - Norfolk via Langridge
Onions - Hughes Organics, Norfolk
Chard - Ripple Farm, Kent
Salad - GC, Hackney/Dagenham
Pak choi, rocket - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Aubergine - Spain via Langridge

SMALL VEG

Red alouette potatoes* - Langridge, Devon
Onions - Hughes Organics, Cambs
Broccoli - Italy via Langridge
GC salad - Growing Communities, Dagenham/Hackney
Spinach - Hughes Organics, Norfolk or Ripple Farm, Kent

* baking, roasting 

SMALL NO POTS

Onions, mushrooms - Hughes Organics, Cambs/Suffolk
GC salad - Growing Communities, Dagenham/Hackney
Spinach - Hughes Organics, Norfolk or Ripple Farm, Kent
Courgette - Spain via Langridge

STANDARD FRUIT

Bananas - Peru via Langridge 
Oranges - Spain via Langridge
Kiwis - Italy via Langridge
Rhubarb - Organiclea, Chingford or Sarah Green's Organics, Essex

SMALL FRUIT - no tag -

Bananas - Peru via Langridge
Grapefruit - Spain via Langridge 
Kiwis - Italy via Langridge