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Bag contents for week beginning 14 June. To find out what's coming in the week beginning 21 June, click here or scroll down the page.

Please check our updates page regularly for changes to collection arrangements.

We're still at the tail-end of the "hungry gap", following the long spell of cold weather that lasted till the end of May, so most spring and summer crops are behind what we'd expect. But some lovely summer produce is starting to come through: broad beans, new-season bunched carrots, spring onions, radishes, cucumbers and lettuces. We will carry on supplementing the bags with occasional vegetables from the Netherlands, Spain and Italy until there is enough UK produce for all the bags. 

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

LARGE VEG - BROWN TAG

Spring onions - Ripple Farm, Kent 
Red batavia lettuce, kohlrabi - Sarah Green, Essex
Asparagus - Bedlam Farms, Cambs
Cucumber - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Spring greens, new-season bunched carrots* - Langridge, Lincs/UK
Red potatoes - Skea Organics, Dundee
Beetroot - Spain via Hughes Organics 
 

* tear the leaves off bunched carrots as soon as you are home. This will keep the carrots in top crunchy condition. The leaves make a delicious pesto.

 

 LARGE NO POTATO - LIME GREEN TAG

Chard or cavolo nero - Growing Communities, Dagenham
Spring onions - Ripple Farm, Kent 
Red batavia lettuce, kohlrabi - Sarah Green, Essex
Cucumber - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Spring greens, new-season bunched carrots* - Langridge, Lincs/UK
Fennel - Italy via Langridge
Red peppers - Netherlands/Spain via Langridge

* tear the leaves off bunched carrots as soon as you are home. This will keep the carrots in top crunchy condition. The leaves make a delicious pesto.

 

 MEDIUM VEG - BLUE TAG 

Salad* - Growing Communities, Hackney
Cucumber - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Radish, cauliflower - Langridge, Suffolk/UK
Red potatoes - Skea Organics, Dundee
Onions - Netherlands via Langridge
Carrots, fennel - Italy via Langridge

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

MEDIUM NO POTATO - ORANGE TAG 

Salad* - Growing Communities, Hackney
Broad beans - Sarah Green, Essex
Cucumber - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Spring greens, cauliflower - Langridge, Lincs/UK
Onions, red cabbage - Netherlands via Langridge
Carrots - Italy via Langridge

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

 

 STANDARD VEG - YELLOW TAG 

Salad* - Growing Communities, Hackney/Dagenham
Mushrooms - Capel Mushrooms, Suffolk
Savoy cabbage - Nacton Farms, Suffolk
New-season bunched carrots** - Langridge, UK
Red potatoes - Skea Organics, Dundee
Courgettes - Wye Orchard, Kent or France via Langridge
Beetroot - Spain via Langridge

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

** tear the leaves off bunched carrots as soon as you are home. This will keep the carrots in top crunchy condition. The leaves make a delicious pesto.

 

 STANDARD NO POTATO - PURPLE TAG via Langri

Salad* - Growing Communities, Hackney/Dagenham
Cucumber - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Savoy cabbage - Nacton Farms, Suffolk
Radish - Langridge, Suffolk
Tomatoes - Langridge, Isle of Wight
Red peppers - Netherlands/Spain via Langridge
Carrots - Italy via Langridge

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

 

 SMALL VEG - RED TAG spinach

Salad* - Growing Communities, Hackney/Dagenham
Chard - Ripple Farm, Kent 
Kohlrabi - Sarah Green, Essex
Potatoes - Skea Organics, Dundee
Carrots - Italy via Langridge

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

 

 SMALL NO POTATO - WHITE TAG 

Spinach - Growing Communities, Dagenham or Sarah Green, Essex
Kohlrabi - Sarah Green, Essex
Green/red batavia/oakleaf lettuce - Bore Farm, Kent
Mushrooms - Capel Mushrooms, Suffolk
Onions - Netherlands via Langridge

 

 STANDARD FRUIT - DARK GREEN TAG 

Cantaloupe melon, plums -  Spain via Langridge
Braeburn apples - Italy via Langridge

Note: the new-season melon and plums are more expensive than other fruits, so there are just 3 items - and no bananas - in this week's standard fruit bags. We hope these bags make a welcome change.

 

SMALL FRUIT - no tag -

Apricots, kiwis - Italy via Langridge
Bananas - Peru/Dominican Republic via Langridge

 

 

 

 

Provisional bag contents for week starting 21 June

LARGE VEG - BROWN TAG

** All UK bag**

Salad* - Growing Communities, Hackney/Dagenham
Radish - Sarah Green, Essex
Rainbow chard - Bore Farm, Kent
Coriander - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Cauliflower - Nacton Home Farm, Suffolk
Mushrooms - Capel Mushrooms, Suffolk
New-season bunched green onions, new-season bunched carrots** - Langridge, Lincs/UK
Red potatoes - Skea Organics, Dundee

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

** tear the leaves off bunched carrots as soon as you are home. This will keep the carrots in top crunchy condition. The leaves make a delicious pesto.

 

 LARGE NO POTATO - LIME GREEN TAG

** All UK bag**

Salad* - Growing Communities, Hackney/Dagenham
Golden beetroot - Sarah Green, Essex
Rainbow chard - Bore Farm, Kent
Asparagus - Bedlam Farms, Cambs
Coriander - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Cauliflower - Nacton Home Farm, Suffolk
Mushrooms - Capel Mushrooms, Suffolk
New-season bunched green onions, new-season bunched carrots** - Langridge, Lincs/UK

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

** tear the leaves off bunched carrots as soon as you are home. This will keep the carrots in top crunchy condition. The leaves make a delicious pesto.

 

 MEDIUM VEG - BLUE TAG 

** All UK bag**

Salad* - Growing Communities, Hackney/Dagenham
Chard - Growing Communities, Dagenham
Spring onions - Ripple Farm, Kent
Kohlrabi - Sarah Green, Essex
Mushrooms - Capel Mushrooms, Suffolk
Broccoli - Home Farm Nacton, Suffolk
New-season bunched carrots** - Langridge, UK
Red potatoes - Skea Organics, Dundee

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

** tear the leaves off bunched carrots as soon as you are home. This will keep the carrots in top crunchy condition. The leaves make a delicious pesto.

 

MEDIUM NO POTATO - ORANGE TAG 

Spring onions - Ripple Farm, Kent
Iceberg lettuce - Bore Farm, Kent
Kohlrabi, golden beetroot, swiss chard - Sarah Green, Essex
Asparagus - Bedlam Farms, Cambs
New-season bunched carrots*, courgette - Langridge, UK/Jersey

* tear the leaves off bunched carrots as soon as you are home. This will keep the carrots in top crunchy condition. The leaves make a delicious pesto.

 

 STANDARD VEG - YELLOW TAG 

** All UK bag**

Salad* - Growing Communities, Hackney/Dagenham
Spinach - Ripple Farm, Kent
Kohlrabi, spring onions - Sarah Green, Essex
Cauliflower - Nacton Home Farm, Suffolk
Dill - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Red potatoes - Skea Organics, Dundee

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

 

 STANDARD NO POTATO - PURPLE TAG via Langri

** All UK bag**

Salad* - Growing Communities, Hackney/Dagenham
Spinach - Ripple Farm, Kent
Kohlrabi, spring onions, bunched red/candy beetroot - Sarah Green, Essex
Broccoli - Nacton Home Farm, Suffolk
Dill - Wild Country Organics, Cambs

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

* tear the leaves off bunched beets as soon as you are home. This will keep the roots in top crunchy condition. The leaves can be used in a stirfry or soup or however you like to cook greens.

 

 SMALL VEG - RED TAG spinach

** All UK bag**

Broad beans, red oakleaf lettuce, rainbow chard - Sarah Green, Essex
Broccoli - Nacton Home Farm, Suffolk
Potatoes - Skea Organics, Dundee

 

 SMALL NO POTATO - WHITE TAG 

Salad* - Growing Communities, Hackney/Dagenham
Mixed chard - Ripple Farm, Kent
Cucumber - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
New-season bunched carrots** - Langridge, UK
Red peppers - Spain/Netherlands via Langridge

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

** tear the leaves off bunched carrots as soon as you are home. This will keep the carrots in top crunchy condition. The leaves make a delicious pesto.

 

 STANDARD FRUIT - DARK GREEN TAG 

Rhubarb - Growing Communities, Dagenham or Bedlam Farm, Cambs
Gala apples - Langridge, Kent
Peaches - Italy via Langridge
Bananas - Peru/Dominican Republic via Langridge

 

SMALL FRUIT - no tag -

Rhubarb - Growing Communities, Dagenham or Bedlam Farm, Cambs
Plums - Spain via Langridge
Bananas - Peru/Dominican Republic via Langridge