New Caerhys potatoes 750gr
fresh Lettuce 100gr
Swiss Chard (very little to harvest …first come gets all!)
Carrots (Netherlands) 300gr
Onions (Spain) 300gr
Well this is what we have been waiting for … the beginning of new produce from the COCA field at Caerhys … new potatoes. Enjoy!
The Lettuce is from the polytunnel and is the last of those salads, ……. beautiful loose Oakleaf plus crunchy Cos leaves and tangy Rocket. They were freshly harvested on Friday evening and we are taking steps to keep the leaves as fresh as possible given our facilities ….. but the paper bags in the fridge actually didnt stay fresh very well. If the leaves are looking limp by the time you collect, dont throw away but as soon as you get home cover the leaves with cold water for 5 minutes and then shake dry or use a salad spinner and store loosely in a plastic bag or covered bowl in the bottom of your fridge. They will crisp up and stay fresh for several days.
However, with cold wet weather and strong winds continuing there are still several weeks before we get the summer abundance of new carrots, lettuce, beet etc though the Broad Beans are looking promising. Even the Chard has finished before our spring-planted crops have grown enough to harvest.
We are grateful for your continued support and patience … this really is a test of community supported agriculture through bad times . But remember that you will be getting more veg than you pay for over about 8 months of the year ……