This year hasn’t been an easy start for growers, it was wet for a long time! Then it was windy, and finally this week is the first time that temperatures feel like summer (infact last week we still had some 6 degree night temperatures). So everything is slow, and it isn’t just our new market garden, this is happening across the UK and Europe. Big agriculture farms are seeing similar problems with wheat and other cereals growing slowly too.

Why are we mentioning this?! Well it is changing the foods that we eat, not just locally but across the country. The wet weather lead to a delay in the new potato crop this year… which meant the “old” potato crop was used up more rapidly. Then a couple of weeks ago, you may remember getting quite a small portion of new potatoes in the veg bag… This was because a 25kg sack was costing us £100!!! (Last year this cost less than £30).  We are working hard to build local resillience with our new market garden, so that shortages nationally or internationally don’t affect pricing and portions for you.. But we know that food is facing a crisis and there are going to be a number of veg shortages over the coming weeks and months.

But to focus on the positive… summer seems to have started and the plants in the ground are looking a lot happier for it!! Beautiful spinach available from our field this week and lots of other local produce too.

Look out below for the contents of the veg bags this week and what is coming in your delivery. If you don’t currently have a delivery with us you can browse and order here: https://shop.hampshirevegbox.co.uk/

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Whats In The Box 26th June HVB Blog

Delicious local produce from our own market garden, plus growers from around Hampshire too. The summer is sort of slightly getting there… slowly! 🙂 

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Potato Marfona Greenman Growers, UK Organic
Bunched Carrots James Foskett, UK Organic
Onions Royal Oak Organic, UK
Cucumber Veg Out, Chichester, Organic
Cauliflower Pollybell Farm, UK, Organic
Broccoli Pollybell Farm, UK, Organic
Vine Tomatoes The Tomato Stall, Isle of Wight Organic
Mushrooms Orchard Organics, UK
Green Lettuce Head Strawberry Fields, UK, Organic
Perpetual Spinach Hampshire Market Garden


Potato Marfona Greenman Growers, UK Organic
Bunched Carrots James Foskett, UK Organic
Onions Royal Oak Organic, UK
Cucumber Veg Out, Chichester, Organic
Cauliflower Pollybell Farm, UK, Organic
Broccoli Pollybell Farm, UK, Organic
Vine Tomatoes The Tomato Stall, Isle of Wight Organic
Mushrooms Orchard Organics, UK
Green Lettuce Head Strawberry Fields, UK, Organic
Perpetual Spinach Hampshire Market Garden


Potato Marfona Greenman Growers, UK Organic
Bunched Carrots James Foskett, UK Organic
Onions Royal Oak Organic, UK
Cucumber Veg Out, Chichester, Organic
Cauliflower Pollybell Farm, UK, Organic
Broccoli Pollybell Farm, UK, Organic
Vine Tomatoes The Tomato Stall, Isle of Wight Organic
Mushrooms Orchard Organics, UK
Perpetual Spinach Hampshire Market Garden


Potato Marfona Greenman Growers, UK Organic
Bunched Carrots James Foskett, UK Organic
Onions Royal Oak Organic, UK
Cucumber Veg Out, Chichester, Organic
Broccoli Pollybell Farm, UK, Organic
Vine Tomatoes The Tomato Stall, Isle of Wight Organic
Mushrooms Orchard Organics, UK
Perpetual Spinach Hampshire Market Garden


Potato Marfona Greenman Growers, UK Organic
Bunched Carrots James Foskett, UK Organic
Onions Royal Oak Organic, UK
Cucumber Veg Out, Chichester, Organic
Broccoli Pollybell Farm, UK, Organic
Mushrooms Orchard Organics, UK
Perpetual Spinach Hampshire Market Garden


Potato Marfona Greenman Growers, UK Organic
Bunched Carrots James Foskett, UK Organic
Onions Royal Oak Organic, UK
Cucumber Veg Out, Chichester, Organic
Cauliflower Pollybell Farm, UK, Organic
Broccoli Pollybell Farm, UK, Organic
Vine Tomatoes The Tomato Stall, Isle of Wight Organic
Mushrooms Orchard Organics, UK
Perpetual Spinach Hampshire Market Garden
Bananas Fyfes Bio Organic
Apples Golden Delicious Langridge Organic, UK
Pear Packham Organic North, NL
Blueberry Punnet Organic North, ESP


Potato Marfona Greenman Growers, UK Organic
Bunched Carrots James Foskett, UK Organic
Onions Royal Oak Organic, UK
Cucumber Veg Out, Chichester, Organic
Broccoli Pollybell Farm, UK, Organic
Vine Tomatoes The Tomato Stall, Isle of Wight Organic
Mushrooms Orchard Organics, UK
Perpetual Spinach Hampshire Market Garden
Bananas Fyfes Bio Organic
Apples Golden Delicious Langridge Organic, UK
Pear Packham Organic North, NL


Bananas Fyfes Bio Organic
Apples Golden Delicious Langridge Organic, UK
Pear Packham Organic North, NL


Bananas Fyfes Bio Organic
Apples Golden Delicious Langridge Organic, UK
Pear Packham Organic North, NL
Blueberry Punnet Organic North, ESP
Apricot Organic North, ESP


Bananas Fyfes Bio Organic
Apples Golden Delicious Langridge Organic, UK
Pear Packham Organic North, NL
Blueberry Punnet Organic North, ESP
Apricot Organic North, ESP
Dates USA, Organic


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