A throwback to summer days… and team-work!

Hello Eat Your Green-ers,

What’s been happening this week? It’s starting to smell (yep, smell) like Christmas! – parsnips in the regular boxes this week, you might find it hard to spot the difference between the parsnips (covered in mud) and the rainbow carrots (also covered in mud). If so, I recommend giving them a sniff – the parsnips definitely smell, well, parsnip-y!

We’ve harvested 10kgs of leeks, 5kg of kale, 8kg of swiss chard. Wev’e also been shifting a lot of compost after ordering in a tonne of it – and more to come – our goal this winter is to really get the beds well composted. We’ll soon be placing our seed order for next year – we’re going to change supplier to Real Seeds  who seem to be doing good things with veg seeds, so we’ll see! 

***CHRISTMAS plans for box customers – important*** If you missed this info past newsletters it’s on our website here. Any questions about Christmas just rely to this email.

Boxes this week
Potatoes are Robinta. Regular boxes have either swiss chard or kale – ideas on both these below in case you’re new and aren’t sure what to do with them. Crown prince squash in the regulars, and savoy cabbages in the smalls.

A note on the bags of salad in small boxes this week / regular boxes last week – we’ve been really impressed with these leaves from Glebelands City Growers and it’s made us rethink our salad strategy! We’ve been hesitant to grow this type of salad leaf as so keen to avoid using plastic, but growing the salad heads really does take up a lot of time and space. So we may try to grow more of this type of leaf in the future. 

A couple of recipe ideas for you… 

1) Braised chard with garlic and lemon: Recipehere. This is a fab way to add greens to any meal. YUM.

2) Kale: Tips here on how to cook kale. 

As always, if you’re stuck as to what to do with anything, or really struggling to like something that’s in your box, please let me know and we’ll try to help. 

EYG Extras – for veg box customers only (not shop)…
We have limited amounts of organic wholefoods (flour, strong flour, lentils, pasta, oats, pulses, and mroe) which we are happy to sell to our box customers. Please note – these are not available to those coming to the shop as we don’t have enough stock. If you get a veg box from us and want anything let me know and I can tell you the price.  

Organic unwaxed lemons – we have some of these available most weeks now if you’d like any.

Organic clementines – if you’d like to add a kg (about 15 clems) to your box we can sort that for you (£3).

The Vale Grocer shop @ 11 Mount Pleasant,Denbigh, LL15 3LS: A reminder we’re just open Fridays 9.30am-1pm for now. Please bring your own bag and remember it’s cash only at the moment. Anyone you know who wants to be kept updated on what we have in the shop needs to email us on hello@eatyourgreens.wales and we’ll add them to this newsletter. 

This week we’ve got a range of veg available, with the spring greens, mushrooms and salad bags very limited – see list below with prices (sorry if this is hard to read -haven’t quite worked out the best way of doing this yet!).  We’ve got a few caulis for those of you who missed them the other day!

The Vale Grocer Nov 27

Finally, a couple more Christmassy things for you to help you support some more local businesses:

– If you want a local turkey for Christmas Day – Eryl & Mari Williams in Llanrhaedr still have some available (01745 890 326 / 07729 308633) and will deliver locally too.

– Christmas wreaths to get those front doors looking lovely. Meinir at Tusw Tlws is doing some beautiful ones where you choose your ribbon colour and she’ll design a gorgeous wreath to match. She does 3 different sizes – small (11/12” 28/30cm); £20, medium (14/15” 35/38cm); £25, large (17/18” 43/46cm) £30. If a few of you place an orders we can see if we can arrange to add them to your box.