Veg Box Newsletter 8th November: Sprout Season


 Changes to how you’re charged

The switch to weekly charges starts now: you’ll be charged for your delivery last week (the week beginning 1st November) on Tuesday. You can find more info here. Email us if you have questions! 

Online Shop Closes 9am Monday

Another part of our switch to the new database means that the deadline on the Online Veg Box Shop will now be 9am Monday. This is because once we’re on the new database, all changes to your deliveries will have the same 9am Monday deadline- it’ll make more sense once it’s launched but for now please make sure your orders are in early this weekend.

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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

I think the thing I love best about brussels sprouts is: they’re lunch. If you have sprouts in the fridge, you can have lunch ready in no more than 10 minutes, since all you need to do is cut off the stems, chop them in half, and fry them. I like them with black pudding or chorizo, but they’re just as good straight up. You can pile them up on toast or toss with nuts, cheese, grains, etc to be a salad. Whatever works for you: but they’re lunch.

And I guess what makes them so perfect for that is not only their versatile, delicious flavour and their amenability to browning in a hot pan (you may also find roasting them very rewarding) but also their teeny-tiny miniature quality. They’re small, friendly wee brassicas. 

If you want more sprout ideas, I’ll pass you over into the trustworthy hands of me from last year, since there’s a pretty good round-up right there.