When you say Co-operative many people in the UK think of the supermarket. But Go Local Food is a co-op too, run by its members for its members. Don’t think that the only co-op in the world is a major grocery store!
Some time back member Fi wrote over on Twitter: Loved my shop at @GoLocalFood crop share collection today! A fresh loaf from Rise Bakery, fava beans grown locally by Gibside Community Farm and organically grown lemons direct from the farmer in Spain.
How to buy from independent suppliers and not from the “big boys” This is what Go Local Food is all about – local vegetables and local bread, just a shame we can’t grow lemons locally!
Recently one of our members used the rhubarb in her crop share to make rhubarb gin. She hasn’t left us her recipe but there are many on YouTube to help you. If it’s too late for you this year as you have no rhubarb left, there is always next year. One to keep.
Here’s a quick and easy recipe for those of you who want to give it a try.
While more leeks are being planted outside, there’s plenty going on in the polytunnels. The very first tomatoes have set fruit, the cucumber plants are all in and aubergines have been planted too! They’ve been inter-planted with beans so as to make best use of the available growing space.
And there was a welcome visitor in the polytunnel too. There seem to be plenty of ladybirds around this year.