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Next Suma Order for Members

suma logoPlace your order by Tues 30th January for delivery to the field on Thurs 1st/Friday 2nd February.

If you haven’t come across Suma before is the UK’s largest independent wholefood wholesaler/distributor, specialising in vegetarian, fairly traded, organic, ethical and natural products

Do not be put off by the word ‘wholesale’ many items can be ordered in smaller quantities.  To give you an idea some of the items members have ordered include, tinned tomatoes, bread flour, oil, nuts and seeds, cereals, toilet rolls, washing up liquid, shampoo and soap – take a look at the website

To place an order you will need our account number and password.  Look out for printed details in The Palace or email


Crop share for week ending 20th January 2018

celeriacIan says potatoes, leeks, Brussels sprouts, parsnips, celeriac, lettuce

Ever so easy vegetable stock

Nothing difficult about this and it makes use of all sorts of bits and pieces which might otherwise get thrown away.

All hands sessions 2018

gardenerAll Hands sessions resume this month.

We hope you our members can set aside an hour or so when you can on the last Saturday in each month, help to tackle a requested task, and get to know more of the Go Local Food members.  This isn’t hard labour but the chance to help out when you collect your crop share.

Next session – Saturday, 27th January, anytime between 10 – 12.30.  Not sure what our gorwer has lined up for these cold months but there will always be something that needs doing.

Recipe for Omi Houriya


Organic carrots are in the crop share this week. The following is a recipe for Omi Houriya – a Tunisian dish – a bit like carrot Hummus. The only unusual ingredient is harissa which is a chilli paste widely available in supermarkets nowadays.

Ingredients: 300 g Carrots 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp harissa 1 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar Juice of 1 lime 1 1/2 tsp honey 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper

Method: Clean and cut the carrots into chunks and boil or steam until tender. Drain and puree in a food processor with all the other ingredients. Adjust the seasoning to taste and allow to cool. Use as you would a hummus – i.e. as a dip or spread, adding a drizzle of olive oil when serving.

Regards Chas (one of our work shares)