The new Riverford summer vegbox
June 10, 2006
Originally uploaded by tostadora.
This week we've swapped from the bog-standard medium veg box to the new summer box. In practice, we've exchanged the unglamorous British root veg for the shiny, flirtatious salad veg.
It feels like we've jumped from the English winter to the Mediterranean summer for an extra couple of quid a week – far cheaper than easyjet, and easier on the conscience.
The summer box this week contained: bunched onions, summer greens, cucumber, tomatoes, red batavia lettuce (lollo rosso?), mushrooms (feels more like an autumn veg to me), courgettes, red peppers, butternut squash and celery (the latter was meant to be mixed sprouts).
Compare with the more solid 'pleasures' of the medium box we cancelled – carrots (aaaghhh), potatotes, onions, beetroot, tomatoes, batavia lettuce, mushrooms, kohl rabi, squash, celery.
Actually, the now I compare them more closely, there's not much difference…. hhmmmmm…..
I still think it was worth changing – if only because the peppers and cucumber inspired me to throw together a gorgeous, garlicky and oh-so-seasonal gazpacho.