This week’s potato is ‘Cara’; a decent baker and all-rounder that’s popular is the shop. The carrots, onions and parsnips are from Herefordshire and the cauliflowers, leeks and squash are local. The larger boxes have Swiss chard, some imported from France but most of it from Yorkshire. If you’ve not used it before think of it as a kind of stalky spinach and cook it in the same way, but slice the stems finely. It’s a useful vegetable for the cooler months, being a bit tougher than spinach. The squash are a variety called ‘Crown Prince’. This is one of the tastiest varieties but is also relatively easy to grow in the North.
The following recipe was very kindly sent to us by a customer. If you have any favourite recipes or tips please send them in; we’re always looking for good ideas to plunder. Please also feel free to contact us with queries about the box scheme and the produce using the email address at the top of the page.
This week’s English apple is the ‘Red Pippin’. Larger boxes have ‘Bramley’ cooking apples too.