Welcome to Spring
The is a lot of gloominess in the community at the moment, and understandably so given the length of and tightening of the COVID restrictions that we are all living with. We have been super lucky at the Green Connect farm that our core team have been able to keep working, though even we have started to see an impact within our team. It’s hard to keep morale up in an environment where we have to be obsessive about keeping our distance from one another and limit the amount of people who we interact with.
But even with all of this going on, there is something special about spring mornings on the farm that really lifts your spirits. Feeling the warmth that’s already in the air even before the sun is rising as we harvest our greens, hearing the songs of the birds and insects that share our piece of land, smelling the fresh pollen in the air and the sweet honey that’s building up in our hives, and yes, seeing the playfulness of the baby goats that have joined us this season.
We hope you are keeping well in these difficult times, and we hope that the spring feeling at the farm is somehow transferred to you and your family, in a small way, through your fresh weekly produce.
Green Connect Farm Manager
In your box:
Note: We sometimes need to make changes to what we pack in your veg box based on the quantity or quality of produce that we can harvest and source. If you have any questions about what is in your box, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
Did you know?
Chinese Celery, also known as Yellow, Leaf, or Nan Ling celery, is a variety of celery cultivated in East Asian countries for its edible, flavourful stalks and leaves. It has a golden colour, is smaller in size and stronger in flavour than normal celery. Its leaves and stems can be finely chopped to use in salads, soups, stews or stir-fried rice and noodle dishes.
Lime leaves can be used in a similar way to bay leaves. Add them as you are cooking a Thai or other Asian-inspired soup or curry to add a beautiful citrusy flavour.