August

Monday 10th May 2010

It is hard to believe that back in June crops were parched and failing in the fields. In the west at least, July and August may not have been great for camping, but our veg liked all that dampness. Thankfully, there was not quite enough rain to leach the soil... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

In January we introduced our best-ever value vegbox: the Roots + Greens. The idea behind it was to offer an exceptionally good value box that made the most of seasonal homegrown produce... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Environmentally, there is no such thing as good packaging; only some that is less bad. Recycling can help but is a poor substitute for reuse or, even better, not using the stuff in the first place. So why do we use any at all? Some leafy veg, like spinach and lettuce, dehydrates so quickly that not using bags results in... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Contrary to most of the press coverage, the Food Standards Agency report published last week did not prove that organic food was no better for you than non-organic. It merely showed that there was no conclusive evidence either way, on the grounds of a limited review of existing research into a limited range of nutrients taken in isolation. It did... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Tomatoes have become a staple part of the British diet; sliced into sandwiches, chopped into salads, squeezed as ketchup over anything and everything. Yet the British outdoor season only lasts about five minutes at the end of September. Growing them under heated glass is environmentally insane and we have discovered that, out of season, it is better to truck them... continued