With the farm waterlogged and polytunnels being battered by the repeated high winds, we’re still out in all weathers harvesting veg, and the polytunnels are really helpful at this time of year, allowing us to get an early start on sowing tomatoes, aubergines and peppers as well as sheltering crops such as green sprouting broccoli and our mixed salad leaves. Call 01736 788454 to order your box.
Here are the veg boxes from February so far:
Friday 5th February 2016. Small £6 veg box – 1.5kg of Sarpo Mira potatoes, 0.5kg of parsnips, a head of Chinese cabbage (the first time we’ve grown these), a lettuce; plus some curly kale and a celeriac from a local organic farm.
The standard £10 veg box contained 2kg of Sarpo Mira potatoes, 0.5kg of parsnips, a head of Chinese cabbage, a bunch of carrots, 5 dried chillies, a bag of spring greens, and 100g of watercress; plus a cauliflower and a celeriac from a local organic farm.
Friday 12th February This week’s small £6 veg box contains a bag of mixed salad leaves, a kilo of Sarpo Mira potatoes, half a kilo of black Spanish radish (delicious grated for coleslaw), pak choi, a bunch of carrots; and a savoy cabbage (grown organically near Penzance).
The standard £10 veg box also contains half a kilo of parsnips, an extra kilo of potatoes; and a swede and bag of curly kale (grown organically near Penzance).
Friday 19th February 2016 This is today’s small £6 veg box, which contains a headed lettuce (“marvel of four seasons”), potatoes (“sarpo mira”), red cabbage*, celeriac*, parsnip (“tender and true”), and oriental greens.
Today’s standard £10 box contains all the above, with mixed salad leaves instead of lettuce, with extra potatoes, extra parsnips, curly kale* and beetroots.
Friday 26th February 2016 This is a photo of today’s small £6 veg box – curly kale*, white cabbage*, dried chillies, salad leaves, oriental greens, and potatoes.
Today’s standard £10 veg box contained – potatoes, parsnips, oriental greens, Brussels sprouts, dried chillies, white cabbage*, curly kale*, and swede*.
Items marked * are organically grown near Penzance, all other items are grown on Bosavern Community Farm.