A few weeks ago the village shop started a veg box scheme. Villagers could order a box of locally-grown produce over the phone and then collect it on Fridays – all for the tidy sum of just £12. Take-up of the scheme has been fairly good. However, if you’re a bit like me, then you probably want to know what’s in the box. The simplest thing to do to find out was to buy one – and here it is. My first impression was just how much fruit and veg is crammed into the box. It’s literally bursting at the seams! It contains:
- Bunch of bananas
- Almost 2lb carrots
- Approx 2lb onions
- Medium sized suede
- 4 apples
- 4 pears
- 5 oranges
- Almost 5lb potatoes
Not a bad haul really. I’ve never had any sort of veg box before so I don’t know how it compares to other offerings. All I can say is that the veg appears to be good quality. It’s clearly very fresh and much of it should keep for a fairly long time.
A number of villagers have asked if it’s possible to choose or exchange certain items in favour of vegetables they might use more often. The shop have been fairly receptive to this – and so has the supplier. The answer to the question is “yes” within certain limits.
It’s hoped that if the scheme continues villagers might be able to order their veg boxes online through the village website. For now, you can order a box in person at the village shop or by phoning: 730727.