What's in
the bags
Food credit scheme Donations
1989 fruit and veg bags donated
£21062 value of bags donated
Up to 25 January 2021
Thank you GC members!

Bag contents for week beginning 22 February.  To see what's coming in the week starting 1 March, click here or scroll down the page.

Please check our updates page regularly for changes to collection arrangements.

Exciting news for greens lovers from Danny at the Shed: We are hoping Wild Country will be ready to supply new-season UK greens in a couple of weeks or so. Ripple will be able to keep going with stir-fry greens for a little while, and they may even be able to offer us wild garlic early March, if the kind weather continues. After that Sarah Green should hopefully have some spring greens available mid to late March; around the same time Ripple’s spinach and chard could recover. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

Allergen information: GC's Hackney and Dagenham mixed organic salad contain a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery. Ripple Farm salad contains a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard.
 

LARGE VEG - BROWN TAG

Marfona potatoes - Newfields Organics, Yorks
Onions - Hughes Organics, Cambs
Leeks - Sarah Green, Essex
Carrots, savoy cabbage- Langridge, Devon/Yorks
Butternut squash, beetroot - Netherlands via Langridge
Lettuce, kohlrabi - France/Spain via Langridge

 

 LARGE NO POTATO - LIME GREEN TAG

Kalettes - Newfields Organics, Yorks
Onions - Hughes Organics, Cambs
Leeks - Sarah Green, Essex
Carrots, Parsnips, Savoy cabbage - Langridge, Devon/Yorks
Celeriac, red cabbage - Netherlands via Langridge
Courgettes - France/Spain via Langridge

 

 MEDIUM VEG - BLUE TAG 

Marfona potatoes - Newfields Farm, Yorks
Swede* - Newfields Farm, Yorks or parsnips - Langridge, UK
Hackney salad** - Growing Communities, Hackney or Lettuce - France via Langridge Organics
Onions - Hughes Organics, Cambs
Leeks - Sarah Green, Essex
Carrots - Langridge, Devon
Rainbow or swiss chard, courgettes - Spain via Langridge

*Some of the swedes have slight brown patches inside - a result of boron deficiency in the soil. They're fine to eat if you cut out the brown parts. As always, if you're unhappy with your produce, please let us know and we'll make it up to you. 

**Allergen information: GC's Hackney and Dagenham mixed organic salad contain a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery. Ripple Farm salad contains a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard.

 

 MEDIUM NO POTATO - ORANGE TAG 

Salad* - Growing Communities, Hackney or Dagenham
Onions - Hughes Organics, Cambs
Leeks - Sarah Green, Essex
Carrots - Langridge, Devon
Rainbow or swiss chard, courgettes, Hass avocado - Spain via Langridge
Mushrooms - Capel Mushrooms, Suffolk

*Allergen information: GC's Hackney and Dagenham mixed organic salad contain a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard and celery. Ripple Farm salad contains a mix of seasonal leaves, including mustard.

 

 STANDARD VEG - YELLOW TAG 

Ambo potatoes - Sarah Green, Essex
Mushrooms - Capel Mushrooms, Suffolk
Carrots - Devon via Langridge
Swede* - Newsfields Farm, Yorks
Stir-fry pack - Ripple Farm, Kent
Aubergine, fennel - Spain/Italy via Langridge

*Some of the swedes have slight brown patches inside - a result of boron deficiency in the soil. They're fine to eat if you cut out the brown parts. As always, if you're unhappy with your produce, please let us know and we'll make it up to you. 

 

 STANDARD NO POTATO - PURPLE TAG via Langri

Carrots - Langridge, Devon
Stir fry greens - Ripple Farm, Kent
Onions - Cambridge via Hughes Organics
Kohlrabi, broccoli, aubergine - Spain via Langridge
Red cabbage - Netherlands via Langridge

 

 SMALL VEG - RED TAG spinach

Savoy cabbage - Langirdge Organics, Doncaster
Carrots - Landridge Organics, Devon
Marfona potatoes - Newfields, Yorks
Green pepper, purple kohlrabi - Spain via Langridge

 

 SMALL NO POTATO - WHITE TAG 

Stir fry greens - Ripple Farm, Kent
Celeriac - Netherlands via Langridge
Onions - Cambridge via Hughes Organics
Fennel, broccoli - Spain via Langridge

 

 STANDARD FRUIT - DARK GREEN TAG 

Adams Pearmain apples - Oakwood Farm, Sussex
Conference pears - Netherlands via Langridge
Kiwis - Greece via Langridge
Bananas* - Peru/Dominican Republic via Langridge

*Our wholesaler Langridge have sent a warning that the bananas are looking quite green, which we are interpreting as very green. (We haven't seen them yet!) Sorry about that. They will ripen, but might take a while. To speed up ripening, put the fruit in a closed paper bag at room temperature, ideally with a ripe banana, apple or pear, which will give off ethylene gas. Find more tips on how to store your fruit and veg here.

SMALL FRUIT - no tag -

Gala apples - Langridge, Kent
Mandarins - Spain via Langridge
Bananas* - Peru/Dominican Republic via Langridge

*Our wholesaler Langridge have sent a warning that the bananas are looking quite green, which we are interpreting as very green. (We haven't seen them yet!) Sorry about that. They will ripen, but might take a while. To speed up ripening, put the fruit in a closed paper bag at room temperature, ideally with a ripe banana, apple or pear, which will give off ethylene gas. Find more tips on how to store your fruit and veg here.