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The Oversized Aubergine and The Slightly Blemished Apricot

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The Oversized Aubergine and The Slightly Blemished Apricot

Although the title of this blog post sounds like a children's book (In fact, I'm about to copyright it so if I see it in Waterstones, prepare to hear from my lawyers), I assure you it'll make sense. Stick with me!  Early last week we received a call from Wye Orchard. They were in a bit of a pickle.  After a few issues in cropping they were faced with a dilemma, one that farmers hate. Due to cold and a mix of other various factors, all the Aubergines they had planted had exploded and grown massive seemingly out of nowhere...

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In Defence of Beetroot

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In Defence of Beetroot

Working in this field for a number of years, you tend to see trends in people’s habits around vegetables and in particular what they like and dislike. One of our top dislikes for customers is beetroot, and honestly we understand why; it’s big, cumbersome, seemingly stains anything it comes in contact with. To be completely honest we have struggled with it at times; every week bringing home fresh beet laying next to last week’s in the cupboard. Over time though, through hatred of waste and the abundance of Kent Beetroot we begun to do something about it, and somewhere along...

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Four Easy Steps to Get More From Your Veg Box

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Four Easy Steps to Get More From Your Veg Box

  Since lockdown, we’ve had an influx of new customers and it’s wonderful to see so many more of you enjoying eating some of the freshest veg available, all from just down the road. We just wanted to put together a little something to help you get more from your Veg Box and minimise any waste. The goal is to have the whole family cooking, eating and loving local produce. Here are some useful tips to help get the best from your veg! 1. How to Cook your Veg Most vegetables you get within your box any given week have...

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Food Miles In Practice - A Cauliflower Story

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Food Miles In Practice - A Cauliflower Story

    8am Wednesday morning, our driver Chris was sat in his van watching Trevor Bradley pull his tractor out of the fields. On the back was this week’s cauliflowers, harvested a mere 10 minutes earlier. So fresh in fact, that by the time Chris arrived back at Kent Veg Box HQ (only 40 miles away!) they were still warmed by the early morning sun’s glow. These Cauli’s will be then turned around by us and used by latest Saturday morning. This would be impossible for any other supplier to compete with. Supermarkets that take cauli’s from all over the...

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Meet The Producers - Plurenden Manor Farm

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Meet The Producers - Plurenden Manor Farm

It’s been a quick turnaround here at Kent Veg Box for our new dairy supplier. Any of you that have received their subscription this week can already attest to the quality, which we were blown away by when we first tried the produce. We thought we would also share why we are so excited, beyond just the wonderful milk, to bring the farm on board. From Left to right: Will & Eleaner, John & Yvonne Gormley, Beatrice Katherine, Will & Alice Hamilton Jon, Florence & Gemma Gormley - Fergus the dog!  The farm began 11 years ago, when two farms and families...

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