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

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

 

Provisional bag contents for the week starting 29 May

The bags may feel a bit repetitive at the moment. Floods in Italy and droughts in Spain have meant that the European produce we would normally rely on during the UK's hungry gap are in very short supply. You're basically seeing every vegetable that's available at the moment! But rest assured that lots of lush spring vegetables, including new potatoes, beans and tomatoes, are just around the corner.

 

 LARGE VEG - BROWN TAG 

Mixed salad leaves* - Growing Communities, Hackney 
Chard/spinach - Growing Communities, Dagenham 
Green garlic - Ripple Farm, Kent
Carolus potatoes, pak choi** - Newfields, Yorks
Red onions, carrots, beetroot - ​Netherlands via Langridge Organics

Your large bags have only 8 items this week. One of these is a double portion bag of Hackney salad. The recent sun has helped us and other growers to an abundant harvest - peak salad! - and we didn't want to put another EU-grown item in the bags and let those luscious, perishable, local leaves go to waste. 

*Allergen information: GC's Hackney and Dagenham mixed organic salad (in unlabelled bags) and salad from other producers contains a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery.

**Apologies for the flea beetle you may have spotted in the pak choi this week. They are harmless and can be washed off. They make small holes in the leaves of brassicas which affects the appearance but not the taste.

 LARGE NO POTATO - LIME GREEN TAG 

Mixed salad leaves* - Hughes Organics, Norfolk
Mushrooms - Capel Mushrooms, Suffolk
Radish - Sarah Green's Organics
Wet garlic - Ripple Farm, Kent
Pak choi** - Newfields, Yorks
Red onions, carrots, white cabbage, green peppers - ​Netherlands/Spain via Langridge Organics

*Allergen information: GC's Hackney and Dagenham mixed organic salad (in unlabelled bags) and salad from other producers contains a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery.

**Apologies for the flea beetle you may have spotted in the pak choi this week. They are harmless and can be washed off. They make small holes in the leaves of brassicas which affects the appearance but not the taste.

 MEDIUM VEG - BLUE TAG  

GC salad* Growing Communities, Dagenham/Hackney
Spinach - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Carolus potatoes, pak choi** - Newfields, Yorks
Red onions, carrots, cucumber, green pepper - ​Netherlands/Spain via Langridge Organics

* Allergen information: GC's Hackney and Dagenham mixed organic salad (in unlabelled bags) and salad from other producers contains a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery.

**Apologies for the flea beetle you may have spotted in the pak choi this week. They are harmless and can be washed off. They make small holes in the leaves of brassicas which affects the appearance but not the taste.

 MEDIUM NO POTATO - ORANGE TAG 

Little gem lettuce - Sarah Green, Essex 
Radish - Sarah Green, Essex or Langridge, Suffolk
Pak choi* - Newfields, Yorks
Red onions, carrots, beetroot, red cabbage, courgettes - ​Netherlands/Spain/Italy via Langridge Organics

*Apologies for the flea beetle you may have spotted in the pak choi this week. They are harmless and can be washed off. They make small holes in the leaves of brassicas which affects the appearance but not the taste.

 STANDARD VEG - YELLOW TAG 

GC salad* Growing Communities, Dagenham/Hackney
Mushrooms - Capel Mushrooms, Suffolk
Radish - Sarah Green, Essex or Langridge, Suffolk
Carolus potatoes - Newfields, Yorks
Spring greens - Langridge Organics, Lincs
Carrots, green peppers - ​Netherlands/Spain via Langridge Organics

* Allergen information: GC's Hackney and Dagenham mixed organic salad (in unlabelled bags) and salad from other producers contains a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery.

 

 STANDARD NO POTATO - PURPLE TAG 

Lettuce - Sarah Green, Essex 
Green garlic - Ripple Farm, Kent
Mixed sprouts, spring greens - Langridge Organics, Devon/Lincs
Red onions, beetroot, sweet potato - ​Netherlands/Spain via Langridge Organics

 

 SMALL VEG - RED TAG 

Lettuce - Sarah Green, Essex or Hughes Organics, Norfolk
Spinach - Bore Place Market Garden, Kent
Mushrooms - Capel Mushrooms, Suffolk
Carolus potatoes - Newfields, Yorks
Red onions - ​Netherlands via Langridge Organics

 

 SMALL NO POTATO - WHITE TAG 

Rocket - Wild Country Organics, Cambs
Pak choi* - Newfields, Yorks
Beetroot, carrots, cucumber - Netherlands/Spain via Langridge Organics

*Apologies for the flea beetle you may have spotted in the pak choi this week. They are harmless and can be washed off. They make small holes in the leaves of brassicas which affects the appearance but not the taste.

 STANDARD FRUIT - DARK GREEN TAG  (packed into cloth or recycled plastic bags)

Braeburn apples - Langridge Organics, Kent
Apricots, oranges - Italy/Spain via Langridge Organic
Fairtrade bananas - Peru via Langridge Organic

 

SMALL FRUIT - no tag (packed into cloth or recycled plastic bags)
Rhubarb* - Sarah Green, Essex or Bedlam Farms, Cambs
Kiwis - Netherlands/Italy via Langridge Organic
Fairtrade bananas - Peru via Langridge Organic

 

Provisional bag contents for the week starting 5 June

Some exciting additions to the bags this week which signal that we're nearing the end of the hungry gap (almost!). We've got the first bunched carrots of the season from Foskett’s in Suffolk (via Langridge). They have them ready surprisingly early considering the season so far but we certainly won’t complain, the light sandy soils in Suffolk mean they were able to sow their carrots in February when it was still very dry, before all the wet weather came. Ripple have the first of their spring onions too, at this stage they are a little small so quantities are limited, but soon enough will be bulging into green onions for us – providing Martin can keep on top of the weeds we should hopefully have either spring or green onions to keep us going until the maincrop starts in August!

 

 LARGE VEG - BROWN TAG 

Broad bean shoots - Forty Hall Farm, Enfield
Stir fry greens, spring onion - Ripple Farm, Kent
Lettuce - Hughes, Norfolk 
Carolus potatoes- 
Newfields, Yorks
Bunched carrots, spring greens, courgette, red onions - Suffolk/Lincs/France/Netherlands

 

 LARGE NO POTATO - LIME GREEN TAG 

Mixed salad leaves* - Growing Communities, Hackney
Wet garlic - Ripple Farm, Kent
Bunched carrots, spring greens, cucumber, red onions, beetroot, celeriac, red cabbage - ​Suffolk/Lincs/Spain/Netherlands via Langridge Organics

*Allergen information: GC's Hackney and Dagenham mixed organic salad (in unlabelled bags) and salad from other producers contains a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery.

 

 MEDIUM VEG - BLUE TAG  

Wet garlic - Ripple, Kent
Carolus potatoes - Newfields, Yorks
Bunched carrots, spring greens, courgette, red onions, beetroot, sweet potato - Suffolk/Lincs/France/Netherlands/Portugal via Langridge Organic

 

 MEDIUM NO POTATO - ORANGE TAG 

Wet garlic - Ripple, Kent
Salad* - Hughes, Norfolk
Mushrooms - Capel, Suffolk
Bunched carrots, spring greens, red onions, peppers, cucumber - Suffolk/Lincs/Netherlands/Spain via Langridge Organic

* Allergen information: GC's Hackney and Dagenham mixed organic salad (in unlabelled bags) and salad from other producers contains a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery.

 STANDARD VEG - YELLOW TAG 

Little gem lettuce - Sarah Green, Essex 
Asparagus - Bedlam, cambs
Carolus potatoes - Newfields, Yorks
Cucumber, courgette, red onions, beetroot -  Spain/France/Netherlands via Langridge Organic

 

 STANDARD NO POTATO - PURPLE TAG 

Mixed salad* - Growing Communities, Dagenham or Hackney
Spring onions, mixed kale - Ripple Farm, Kent
Mushrooms - Capel, Suffolk
Bunched carrots, fennel, peppers - Suffolk/Spain via Langridge Organics

* Allergen information: GC's Hackney and Dagenham mixed organic salad (in unlabelled bags) and salad from other producers contains a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery.

 

 SMALL VEG - RED TAG 

Mixed salad leaves* - Ripple Farm, Kent or Hughes, Norfolk
Wet garlic, spring onions - Ripple, Kent
Carolus potatoes - Newfields, Yorks
Carrots, cucumber - ​Netherlands/Spain via Langridge Organics

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

 SMALL NO POTATO - WHITE TAG 

Broad beans, round lettuce or batavia green lettuce - Sarah Green, Essex
Radish - Suffolk via Langridge
Mushrooms - Capel, Suffolk
Red onions - Netherlands via Langridge

 

 STANDARD FRUIT - DARK GREEN TAG  (packed into cloth or recycled plastic bags)

Rhubarb - Growing Communities, Dagenham or Bedlam, Cambs
Conference pears, kiwis - Netherlands/Italy via Langridge Organic
Fairtrade bananas - Peru via Langridge Organic

 

SMALL FRUIT - no tag (packed into cloth or recycled plastic bags)
Apples - Italy via Langridge Organic
Apricots - Italy via Langridge Organic
Fairtrade bananas - Peru via Langridge Organic