What's in
the bags
Food credit scheme Donations
1942 fruit and veg bags donated
£20499 value of bags donated
Up to 24 December 2020
Thank you GC members!

Please check our updates page for latest changes to collection times and arrangements.

Bag contents for week beginning 11 January. To see what's coming in the week beginning 18 January, click here or scroll down the page.

Imports from Europe
We can't yet know the full impact the new post-Brexit import regulations will have on supply and prices. We buy most of our European produce through Langridge Organics, who predict "We are still going to see significant disruption to imports over the next few weeks. We are doing all we can, working with our suppliers, to limit any effect this will have on availability."

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

Desiree potatoes - Sarah Green, Essex​
Cavolo nero - Sarah Green, Essex​ or green kale - Ripple Farm, Kent
Stir-fry greens - Ripple Farm, Kent
Leeks - Hughes Organics, Norfolk
Parsnips, onions - Bagthorpe Farm, Norfolk
Carrots - Newfields, Yorks
White cabbage - Langridge, Lincs
Green pepper - Spain via Langridge

 

 LARGE NO POTATO - LIME GREEN TAG

Radicchio - Sarah Green, Essex​
Cavolo nero - Sarah Green, Essex​ or green kale - Ripple Farm, Kent
Leeks - Hughes Organics, Norfolk
Parsnips, onions - Bagthorpe Farm, Norfolk
Carrots, kalette tops* - Newfields, Yorks
White cabbage - Langridge, Lincs
Green pepper - Spain via Langridge

* Kalettes are a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts, so kalette tops are like a cross between kale and sprout tops. They're a robust, slightly nutty, leafy green that works well in stews or stir-fries. If you use them in a recipe that works really well, please send us a photo and short description, so we can share your idea with other veg scheme members.

 MEDIUM VEG - BLUE TAG 

Desiree potatoes - Sarah Green, Essex​
Crown prince squash piece - Ripple Farm, Kent
Onions - Bagthorpe Farm, Norfolk
Carrots, kalette tops* - Newfields, Yorks
Red cabbage - Langridge, Lincs
Kohlrabi - Spain via Langridge
Courgette - Italy via Langridge

* Kalettes are a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts, so kalette tops are like a cross between kale and sprout tops.  They're a robust, slightly nutty, leafy green that works well in stews or stir-fries. If you use them in a recipe that works really well, please send us a photo and short description, so we can share your idea with other veg scheme members.

 

 MEDIUM NO POTATO - ORANGE TAG 

Radicchio - Sarah Green, Essex​
Stir-fry greens - Ripple Farm, Kent
Onions, parsnips - Bagthorpe Farm, Norfolk
Carrots - Newfields, Yorks
Red cabbage, tundra cabbage - Langridge, Lincs/Yorks
Kohlrabi - Spain via Langridge
 

 

 STANDARD VEG - YELLOW TAG 

Green kale - Ripple Farm, Kent 
Desiree potatoes, parsnips - Sarah Green, Essex​
Carrots - Newfields, Yorks
Swede - Langridge, Norfolk
Courgette - Spain/Italy via Langridge
Fennel - Italy via Langridge

Extra item for those whose missed out last week: Hass avocado - Spain via Langridge

 

 STANDARD NO POTATO - PURPLE TAG via Langri

Green kale - Ripple Farm, Kent 
Parsnips - Sarah Green, Essex​
Mushrooms - Capel Mushrooms, Suffolk
Carrots - Newfields, Yorks
Swede, tundra cabbage - Langridge, Norfolk/Yorks​
Fennel - Italy via Langridge

Extra item for those whose missed out last week: Hass avocado - Spain via Langridge

 

 SMALL VEG - RED TAG spinach

Desiree potatoes - Sarah Green, Essex​
Stir-fry greens - Ripple Farm, Kent
Beetroot - Bagthorpe Farm, Norfolk
Kalette tops* - Newfields, Yorks
Kohlrabi - Spain via Langridge

* Kalettes are a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts, so kalette tops are like a cross between kale and sprout tops.  They're a robust, slightly nutty, leafy green that works well in stews or stir-fries. If you use them in a recipe that works really well, please send us a photo and short description, so we can share your idea with other veg scheme members.

 

 SMALL NO POTATO - WHITE TAG 

Crown prince squash piece - Ripple Farm, Kent
Onions - Bagthorpe Farm, Norfolk
Kalette tops* - Newfields, Yorks
Kohlrabi, hass avocado - Spain via Langridge

* Kalettes are a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts, so kalette tops are like a cross between kale and sprout tops.  They're a robust, slightly nutty, leafy green that works well in stews or stir-fries. If you use them in a recipe that works really well, please send us a photo and short description, so we can share your idea with other veg scheme members.

 

 STANDARD FRUIT - DARK GREEN TAG 

Conference pears - Mole End, Kent
Court pendu plat apples - Oakwood Farm, Sussex
Kiwi - Greece via Langridge
Bananas - Peru/Dominican Republic via Langridge

 

SMALL FRUIT - no tag -

Court pendu plat apples - Oakwood Farm, Sussex
Clementines - Spain via Langridge
Bananas - Peru/Dominican Republic via Langridge

 

 

 

Provisional bag contents for week beginning 18 January

LARGE VEG - BROWN TAG

January King cabbage - Sarah Green, Essex​
Crown prince squash piece - Ripple Farm, Kent
Onions - Bagthorpe Farm, Norfolk
Alouette potatoes, kalette tops*, carrots - Newfields, Yorks
Brussels sprouts - Langridge, Lancs
Celeriac - Netherlands via Langridge
Kohlrabi - Spain via Langridge

* Kalettes are a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts, so kalette tops are like a cross between kale and sprout tops. They're a robust, very pretty, slightly nutty, leafy green that works well in stews or stir-fries. Veg scheme member Dean Young cooked his with onion, garlic, cider vinegar, ground and flaked almonds last week. He said it was delicious! If you use it in a recipe that works really well, please send us a photo and short description, so we can share your idea.

 

 LARGE NO POTATO - LIME GREEN TAG

January King cabbage, leeks - Sarah Green, Essex​
Crown prince squash piece, stir-fry greens - Ripple Farm, Kent
Red onions - Bagthorpe Farm, Norfolk
Carrots - Newfields, Yorks
Brussels sprouts - Langridge, Lancs
Celeriac - Netherlands via Langridge
Kohlrabi - Spain via Langridge

 

 MEDIUM VEG - BLUE TAG 

Parsnips - Sarah Green, Essex​
Stir-fry greens - Ripple Farm, Kent
Red onions - Bagthorpe Farm, Norfolk
Alouette potatoes, kalette tops* - Newfields, Yorks
Swede, Savoy cabbage, beetroot - Langridge, Norfolk/Yorks/Devon

* Kalettes are a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts, so kalette tops are like a cross between kale and sprout tops. They're a robust, very pretty, slightly nutty, leafy green that works well in stews or stir-fries. Veg scheme member Dean Young cooked his with onion, garlic, cider vinegar, ground and flaked almonds last week. He said it was delicious! If you use it in a recipe that works really well, please send us a photo and short description, so we can share your idea.

 

 MEDIUM NO POTATO - ORANGE TAG 

Parsnips, leeks - Sarah Green, Essex​
Stir-fry greens - Ripple Farm, Kent
Kalette tops*, carrots - Newfields, Yorks
White cabbage, beetroot - Langridge, Lincs/Devon
Oakleaf lettuce - Francs via Langridge

* Kalettes are a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts, so kalette tops are like a cross between kale and sprout tops. They're a robust, very pretty, slightly nutty, leafy green that works well in stews or stir-fries. Veg scheme member Dean Young cooked his with onion, garlic, cider vinegar, ground and flaked almonds last week. He said it was delicious! If you use it in a recipe that works really well, please send us a photo and short description, so we can share your idea.

 

 STANDARD VEG - YELLOW TAG 

Desiree potatoes - Sarah Green, Essex​
Mushrooms - Capel Mushrooms, Suffolk
Onions - Bagthorpe Farm, Norfolk
Kalette tops* - Newfields, Yorks
Savoy cabbage, beetroot - Langridge, Yorks/Devon
Purple kohlrabi - Spain via Langridge

 

 STANDARD NO POTATO - PURPLE TAG via Langri

Green kale, Crown prince squash piece - Ripple Farm, Kent 
Onions - Bagthorpe Farm, Norfolk
Rainbow carrots, mixed sprouts pack, beetroot - Langridge, Lancs/Devon
Purple kohlrabi - Spain via Langridge

 

 SMALL VEG - RED TAG spinach

Green kale - Ripple Farm, Kent 
Alouette potatoes, carrots - Newfields, Yorks
Sprout tops - Langridge, Lancs
Fennel - Italy via Langridge

 

 SMALL NO POTATO - WHITE TAG 

Green kale - Ripple Farm, Kent 
Parsnips - Sarah Green, Essex​
Red cabbage, sprout tops - Langridge, Lincs/Lancs
Fennel - Italy via Langridge

 

 STANDARD FRUIT - DARK GREEN TAG 

Conference pears - Mole End, Kent
Orleans reinette apples - Oakwood Farm, Sussex
Blood oranges - Italy via Langridge
Bananas - Peru/Dominican Republic via Langridge

 

SMALL FRUIT - no tag -

Conference pears - Mole End, Kent
Kiwis - Greece via Langridge
Bananas - Peru/Dominican Republic via Langridge