It’s easy to take ever-versatile carrots for granted, but when the purple and yellow carrots start alternating with their orange cousins in the veg box it’s a reminder to give them star billing on the plate. Who better to elevate humble carrots than Ottolenghi… (from ‘Plenty More’): Carrots roasted with honey, coriander, cumin and thyme, and served with a tahini yogurt sauce. Easily veganised with maple or date syrup for the honey, and soy yogurt. Double the quantities if you have a carrot backlog! The tahini sauce, if you have extra, is also really nice drizzled over stir-fried kale or shredded cabbage.
Organic Chestnuts – special of the season we have French Organic chestnuts available for their short season at £2.80 for 200g. The variety is “Bouche De Betizac” has good flavour and large chestnuts. We import them from France because it’s so hard to find them in Britain as they’re not considered commercially viable.
COP26 – Follow our social media posts where, over the coming weeks we’ll be exploring how Regather is working towards COP26’s four goals on a local level: Securing global net zero, Adapting to protect communities and natural habitats, Mobilising finance and Working together. We’re putting a COP26 leaflet (produced by the CSA and Landworkers Alliance) in your box this week, and there’s a protest planning for Sheffield for Saturday 6th November.
Global Produce – Our buying policy rejects air freight and aims to buy as much produce from the local area, and then the UK as is possible. Year round though we have to buy fruit from abroad. Our main fruit wholesaler is suffering hold-ups in produce coming from Spain at the moment, partly to do with a reduced number of drivers bringing produce to the UK, and partly delays borne of paperwork issues. Today, our clementine and avocado order didn’t arrive in time – we’ve received South African Oranges and Italian Kiwi instead. We’ll always prioritise the EU / UK fruit, and will continue to work with our suppliers to get back to fully EU fruit boxes again.