Summer

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Veg boxes in Summer.

Last years veg boxes from June-August contained: new potatoes, Jersey Royal potatoes, rocket, Little Gem lettuces, rhubarb, mushrooms, mixed salad leaves, cucumbers, courgettes, spring onions, Broad beans, garlic, carrots, beetroots, lettuces, onions, tomatoes, fennel, chard,  radishes, broccoli, cabbages, celery, chillies, mange tout and coriander, kale, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Rapini and French beans.

There were a minimum of five, and up to ten crops in each box.

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One of our Oak Leaf lettuces in the veg box.

From mid July onwards most of the crops we sourced locally, and the prices of the new season crops start to really come down as we hit maincrops.

The local growers I source from during the Summer include Glebelands City Growers in Sale and Abbey Leys Farm in Cheshire. Glebelands have a central location in Sale, and grow fantastic crops like herbs, salad, fresh garlic, spinach and chard. If you’ve shopped in Unicorn, you will have had their salad.

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