Vital Veg, organic farm, Veg box

Newsletter 20 December 2021

Thank you
Thank you, dear customer, for supporting our small business this year. It means a lot. Your custom provides a living for our little team, and it also supports the work that we do to enrich the environment on our farm for wildlife. We have been fortunate this year to be recognized for our work by awards from the Soil Association and Scotland’s finest Woods. Without you we could not have achieved this. When we first began our journey growing vegetables here in 2005 we started with a blank canvas – no hedges, almost no trees, no shed or polytunnels. We used our ancient Subaru car as a family car/ tractor /delivery vehicle, and our tool kit did not extend much past a hoe and a spade. Now, thanks to your wonderful support, we have a strong little business with happy team. And of course, equal thanks go to our team, who sow, grow, harvest, pack and deliver veg in all weathers, come up with the best new ideas, and bring smiles on to the farm. Thank you Tom, Jason, Fiona, Clare and Chris!

Wishing everyone a joyful Christmas, and all good things in 2022.

This weeks’ potatoes
This weeks’ potatoes are Setanta – a reliable red skinned variety that can be used for all sorts of dishes. Good baked, boiled, mashed or roasted.

If you have a medium, large, basics or jumbo box you will also find a bag of one of our specialty potato varieties this week – Mayan Gold. Mayan Gold is a unique heritage variety, because they were the first potato in the UK from the indigenous Phureja potatoes of Peru. Mayan Gold originated from the foothills of the Andes of Peru where its ancestors were once farmed by the Incas. Mayan Gold produces long oval tubers with deep yellow-gold flesh. It is popular for its unique taste, with a nutty flavor, and is an exceptional variety for chips, crisp and roast. The little ones are especially good roasted halved or whole. It is not one to boil though as it tends to disintegrate in water.

Christmas break
We will be closed week beginning 27th December and week beginning 3rd January for our annual holiday.
Deliveries begin again week beginning 10th January. If you are a fortnightly customer and you would like to swap weeks in the New Year please let us know.

The cost of cardboard is soaring. It really helps us keep our own prices stable if you can return our boxes regularly and in good condition – please wipe them clean and leave them out for us to collect when your next delivery is due. THANK YOU