With the latest heatwave, the lovely drops of rain last week seem a distant memory, but the green crops did love the drizzly light rain and a few misty days.
The mercury is forecasted to hit 31degC on Friday, so please do pick up your box as soon as you can, especially since we don’t shrink-wrap cucumbers (harvested on Wed!) in not-so-glorious plastic like supermarkets do to keep them longer and we don’t expend energy on cold storage boxes or delivery vehicles since most of us do have fridges at home.
We will email you as soon as your boxes are ready and whilst official opening hours at Stepney City Farm is until 4pm you can still pop in to grab your boxes.
Back to a more conventional week for what’s in the box. How did you like the deep burgundy of bulls blood? Lovely replacement for chard and very fitting name!
We have mangetout again but in green rather than the more exciting purple which stayed purple even after cooking! Love its crunchiness in a stir-fry – simply heat up some oil, throw in some chopped garlic, add mangetout and toasted sesame oil to flavour. Great with minced meat or tofu for a non-meat option.
For this week, why not try a crispy cauliflower bake which uses pureed cauliflower instead of a white sauce, and should also work well with chicken or tofu instead of fish. Use the white from the green onions for the brown onions, chop up the greens and use instead of dill, and you are good to go!
This Week’s Bounty
* Kestral Potatoes, Kent
* Green Onions, Kent
* Carrots, Norfolk
* Mini Cucumber, Perry Court
* Tomatoes, Kent
Items starred (*) above
Broad Beans, Kent
Bananas, Dom Republic
Oranges – Navel Late, Spain