DUE TO A HUGE SURGE IN DEMAND IN MARCH WE HAD TO STOP TAKING ON NEW BOX SCHEME CUSTOMERS AND WE STARTED A WAITING LIST.
SINCE JUNE WE HAVE BEEN TAKING ON SOME NEW CUSTOMERS BUT THERE IS STILL A LONG WAITING LIST SO APOLOGIES THAT WE CAN'T ADD YOU TO OUR BOX SCHEME STRAIGHT AWAY. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST.
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR BOX SCHEME ONLY PROVIDES HOME DELIVERY IN AND AROUND WYE AND IN CANTERBURY, AND COLLECTION POINTS IN ASHFORD, HYTHE, ALDINGTON, SALTWOOD, FOLKESTONE, LYMINGE, BRIDGE, WHITSTABLE AND FAVERSHAM.

August / September 2019 News

August was busier than usual as some of our planting was a bit behind schedule but we’re almost caught up now and as always, we’re hoping for a sunny September for our onion and potato harvesting and to ripen the squash. Autumn is our busiest time for harvesting – as well as harvesting fresh vegetables 5 or 6 days a week all year round, we have our biggest range of crops to harvest during the Autumn. And then we also have to fit in harvesting our stored crops - onions, spuds and squash. Martin has been through the onions to under-cut them, so they are all laying on the surface, ready for us to pick them up by hand into buckets and we've made a good start on this already. Then we'll be onto spuds, leaving the squash to ripen as long as possible before harvesting them.

Sweetcorn fritters – cooked sweetcorn makes great fritters although fritters are also a good way of using up various leftover cooked veg. I don’t normally weigh anything, but here’s an idea of quantities – mix together 40g flour, 1 egg, ½ tsp baking powder, salt and 50-60ml milk or water to make a fairly runny batter, stir in sweetcorn cut off one large cob (about 100g) (or other cooked veg). Heat a glug of oil in a frying pan, and fry spoonfuls of the mix, flattening them out when you first add the mix, and turn and cook the other side once brown. (makes 6 fritters)   

Packaging – feedback please Remember to give us your feedback on the compostable bags we have been using in our own box scheme for the past 2 months – are they keeping the greens fresh? Has anyone tried them in a garden compost heap? When we’ve bunched greens and not bagged lettuce, has this kept OK? We try and cover these with something in a bag to help prevent them wilting.