Veg Box Newsletter 15th February: Stir and Fry

The Online Veg Box Shop is Open!

The Online Veg Box Shop is open for deliveries next week. 

Have you tried any of the products made in the Locavore kitchen? I can’t recommend them enough. From creamy, garlicky hummus, to vegan sweet treats, to the best breakfast granola, they’ll help brighten any part of your day. 

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You can read about changes made to our service due to the pandemic here

Send me your recipes!

If you’ve got a recipe you can’t stop cooking, something that makes the most of the season’s plenty, please send it to me at It might be featured in the newsletter, and you’ll get a bit of credit on your veg box account to say thanks if it is!

Supplementary Veg Price Change

The price of our supplementary veg bags is increasing. This is the first price increase in our boxes since they began in 2012, and will help us keep the bags full of delicious produce in the face of a challenging time for veg. Small bags, previously £4 will be £5; standards were £8 and will be £10. This will come into effect from 15th February

Please return your veg box!

Just a reminder of what we collect from your door each week: 

Veg Boxes– we reuse these
Mossgiel Milk bottles – we return these to the dairy for reuse
Ed’s Bees jars – we return these to Ed (and his bees) for reuse
Plastic bottle lids – we recycle these
Plant pots from Locavore potted herbs- our farm reuses these
Locavore hummus Vegware pots – we return these to vegware to be biodegraded
Ella’s Kitchen baby food pouches – we recycle these

We aren’t able to accept glass bottles, egg boxes, or any other items for recycling, I’m afraid. Please dispose of these as you choose. 

If you collect your orders from the shop, you can return them there. 

We’re running low on veg boxes at the moment, so please do remember to leave them out- reusing them as many times as possible helps keep our veg box scheme as carbon-efficient as possible! 

In the Veg Boxes This Week

Subject to last minute changes

Check out storage guidance for helpful tips and tricks on how to prolong the life of your fresh produce. If you’re wondering where your veg comes from, have a look at these maps. You can also join your fellow subscribers over in the Facebook group for lots of tips, tricks, and recipe ideas!

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The Nice Bit

It’s been a long week so I’m keeping things brief here I’m afraid- back to normal poetic-waxing next week. For now, let’s think about stir fries, since there’s UK pak choi in the large and XL veg boxes this week, plus there’s peppers, red cabbage, aubergines, onions and broccoli floating around. I thought home-made stir fries were pretty boring for a long time, but I was just doing it wrong. A little more thought with ingredient prep, temperature, and seasoning changed everything for me- I am a bit of a cooking nerd though. I like this article on the basics- as it says, making a really good stir-fry is every bit as quick and easy as a boring one. It’s like they say: you get out what you put in. And I guess what that means is: sometimes you eat the basic stir-fry, and sometimes you make the better one. Either way I hope you enjoy this week’s veg- there’s some lovely stuff in there.