Veg Box Newsletter 25th October: Lots of News; Also, Red Cabbage


 Changes to how you’re charged

We’re switching to a new database, which will mean great things for our veg boxes. We’ll have lots more info for you soon, but right now you need to know about our switch to weekly charges. You can find more info here

Annual Survey

It’s that time of year again! Fill out our annual customer survey to have your say. We want to know how we’ve done over the past year- what veg you liked, what you had a little too much of- and what we can do better. And as a bonus, you can enter the raffle to win a week of your veg box subscription free! Fill the survey out here

Vote for Locavore

We’ve been shortlisted for Food Hero Scotland award, which recognises local sustainable food heroes! Please consider supporting us by dropping us a vote here to help us keep expanding and working to build sustainable and equitable food networks for Scotland. 

COP 26 Road Closures

As Glasgow prepares for COP 26, road closures have begun with more on the way. This may cause disruptions to our service, especially if you live on or near a closed road. We’ll be in touch if your deliveries will need to be rescheduled or paused, but please keep in mind that delays may be more common for the next month or so. 

Packaging: what you can return

We happily accept returns of: 
-Our fold-down veg boxes (sometimes branded)
-Cleaned Mossgiel Milk pint bottles
-Ed’s Bees jars
-Vegware pots from Locavore kitchen hummus and pesto

Additionally, we can collect plastic bottle tops, which are recycled. 

We are unable to accept any other packaging, including other glass bottles, as we are unable to recycle or reuse these. Glass can be taken to your local bottle bank or reused at home (orange juice bottles make great vases). We are currently also generally unable to accept returns of the non-folding boxes Online Veg Box Shop orders are packed in. Thank you for your understanding.


The Veg Box Online Shop is Now Open!

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

It’s getting chilly, it’s getting to be the time of wrapping up in a blanket and drinking a mugful of something hot and delicious with a novel (I’m reading Love in a Cold Climate, how about you?) or in front of a movie, or while just, like, staring out of the window and being deeply pleased you’re toasty and warm while it’s so cold out there. 

Well, one key ingredient to that cosy-toasting feeling, for me anyway, is ginger. There’s ginger in your chai, in the daal you’re having for dinner, in your novelty iced halloween gingerbread biscuit that’s for afters. That’s the cosy autumn life: it tastes like ginger. 

There’s also ginger on the Online Veg Box Shop- organic Peruvian ginger to be precise, so you can have your instant just-add-autumn ingredient delivered with your turnips and swedes. 

As always, the Online Veg Box Shop is fully stocked with a range of fresh produce, cupboard staples and more- it has everything you need to make your veg box into meals. If you’re not sure how to get started, find a handy guide here

The deadline to get your orders in is 11pm Monday.

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!

To contact us, ring 0141 378 1672 or email us at

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The Nice Bit

We have a big bold red cabbage in all the veg boxes next week, so start thinking of how you’ll use yours now- braised with apples is the classic, perfect with a roast. But that’s not all red cabbage can do- it’s great pickled with your ploughman’s, or  shredded in a slaw.  Red cabbage is also wonderful in borscht, so if you have any beetroot from last week left there’s dinner for you, with sour cream (or vegan sour cream) dolloped round the edge and a knife ran through it to make a wheel of wee hearts, the sort of cute thing that makes a nice dinner something special.