Food credit scheme donations
5671 fruit and veg bags donated
£64,855 value of bags donated
Up to 11 June 2024
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We update this page on Fridays, when you can scroll down or click here to see what's coming next week.

Visit what can I order? for a guide to all our bag sizes.

Allergen information: GC's Hackney and Dagenham mixed organic salad (in unlabelled bags) contains a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery.  Forty Hall Farm salad includes mustard and celery. Ripple Farm salad, Sarah Green's salad and Wild Country Organics' salad contain mustard.

 

You may have seen the news about E.coli on lettuces, with the contamination likely coming from growers using animal manure on their crops. The risk of contamination in the organic lettuces and salad we supply through the veg scheme is vanishingly small because of the production methods used, though as always we recommend you thoroughly wash all your fruit and vegetables before eating.
 
Here’s Danny from the Better Food Shed: “Similar to conventional growing, fresh compost can’t be applied directly on to crops and has to be incorporated into the ground before planting. However, under organic certification, our growers have to go one step further; any animal manure has to be composted before using (usually for between 6 months and a year) which further removes the chances of any contamination. Our farmers either use irrigation from mains water or they take care to regularly check water for contaminants.”
 

Provisional bag contents for the week starting 17 June 2024

Broad beans, asparagus, graffiti aubergine (the stripy one), spring onions, purple sprouting broccoli, melons, apricots and peaches are this week's stars.

 LARGE VEG - BROWN TAG   

Mixed kale - Ripple Farm, Kent 
Broad beans - Nash Nursery, Kent or Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
New rocket potatoes - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Asparagus** - Bedlam Farms, Cambs
Radish - James Foskett, Suffolk 
Barbosa onions, beetroot - Spain via Langridge
Carrots - Italy via RB Organics

** Locally grown asparagus costs more than the other items we could put in your bag, so your bag contains just 8 items this week, instead of the usual 9.

 LARGE NO POTATO - LIME GREEN TAG   

Mixed kale, spring onions - Ripple Farm, Kent 
Broad beans - Nash Nursery, Kent
Purple sprouting broccoli - Bedlam Farms, Cambs
Carrots - James Foskett, Suffolk 
Graffiti or regular aubergine - Netherlands via Langridge
Barbosa onions, beetroot - Spain via Langridge
Fennel - Italy via Langridge

 

 MEDIUM VEG - BLUE TAG    

Spring onions - Ripple Farm, Kent 
Broad beans - Nash Nursery, Kent
New rocket potatoes - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Radish - James Foskett, Suffolk
Purple sprouting broccoli - Bedlam Farms, Cambs
Pak choi - Newfields,Yorks
Green peppers - Spain via Langridge
Carrots - Italy via RB Organics

 MEDIUM NO POTATO - ORANGE TAG 

Spring onions, mixed salad leaves - Ripple Farm, Kent 
Broad beans - Nash Nursery, Kent
Mushrooms - Capel Mushrooms, Suffolk
Purple sprouting broccoli - Bedlam Farms, Cambs
Graffiti or regular aubergine - Netherlands via Langridge
Barbosa onions - Spain via Langridge
Carrots - Italy via RB Organics

 

 STANDARD VEG - YELLOW TAG  

Spring onions - Ripple Farm, Kent 
Broad beans - Nash Nursery, Kent
Kohlrabi - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Pak choi - Newfields,Yorks
Valour potatoes - Langridge Organics, UK
Graffiti or regular aubergine - Netherlands via Langridge
Green peppers - Spain via Langridge

 

 STANDARD NO POTATO - PURPLE TAG 

Collard greens - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Spring onions - Ripple Farm, Kent 
Broad beans - Nash Nursery, Kent
Radish, carrots - James Foskett, Suffolk
Celery - Langridge Organics, UK 
Courgette - Italy via Langridge

 

 SMALL VEG - RED TAG   

Salad* - Forty Hall, Enfield or Growing Communities Hackney or Dagenham
New rocket potatoes - Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Mushrooms - Capel Mushrooms, Suffolk
Carrots - James Foskett, Suffolk
Beetroot - Spain via Langridge

* Allergen information: Mixed organic salad contains a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery

 

 SMALL NO POTATO - WHITE TAG 

Broad beans - Nash Nursery, Kent
Spinach - Ripple Farm, Kent 
Mushrooms - Capel Mushrooms, Suffolk
Barbosa onions, sweet potatoes - Spain via Langridge

 

FRUIT - STANDARD - DARK GREEN TAG  

Flat peaches, grapefruit, apricots - Spain via Langridge Organics
Fairtrade bananas - Dominican Republic via Langridge Organics

 

FRUIT - SMALL - no tag 

Yellow melon, oranges - Spain via Langridge Organics
Fairtrade bananas - Dominican Republic via Langridge Organics

   

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