Lots of new appearances this week, including the first of our fennel and leeks, some little baby sweetcorn and … beautiful russet and worcester pearmain apples from Waterperry Gardens. Quantities of all new stock limited – more coming on next time.
To find your nearest VegVan stop this week, look up www.cultivateoxford.org/vegvan.
Nicola Potatoes [Sandy Lane Farm. Organic – a good waxy potato for salads and boiling]
Carrots [Sandy Lane Farm. Organic] Onions* [red and white]
Tomatoes* [round and beef varieties from our tunnels. limited cherry toms] Courgettes [Sandy Lane Farm. Organic] Patty pans [limited flying-saucer shaped yellow summer squash, from Springhill, starting Thursday] Sweet peppers* [red, yellow and green] Cultivate aubergines* [very shiny, deep purple] Chilis* [including jalapeño, cherry bomb and hungarian hot wax]
Sweetcorn [Medley Manor Farm.] Baby sweetcorn* [yum, a good snack, or use in a stir-fry or salad] French beans*
White Cabbage* [no one is buying me, but I really am a great summer vegetable!] Beetroot* [with and without very edible leaves] Celery* [very tasty stuff, lots of leaves for stocks and soups] Leeks*
Fennel* [the first of our season – still small and fresh, with loads of great fronds]
Romaine lettuces* [Back by popular demand] Oriental salad bag [a lovely peppery mix of mizuna, red mustard and other oriental leaves bagged up for a salad from the excellent Springhill landbased training initiative. From Thursday onwards] Cucumbers*
Rainbow Chard* [now at a lower price – more rainbow for yer buck] Perpetual spinach*
Garlic [from Springhill] Parsley* [by the bag]
Blackberries [Rectory Farm -c-] Apples [First of the season – Russets and Worcester Pearmain from Waterperry Gardens]
Plus: locally produced jams, pickles and preserves by Elder Stubbs and Cultivate member Jill; Brightwell honey, organic free range eggs from the University Farm; Tiddly Pommes apple juice (please bring back the bottles so they can be reused by Rupert); sourdough and local wholemeal loaves; East Oxford Oatcakes and oat cookies by Roz; amazing Just Change tea and spices, and Oromo Coffee either beans or ground.
* = Cultivate’s own!
All produce is either organic certified or we are satisfied that producers are using non-certified ecological practices, except where marked -c- for conventional.