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Grow Lightly News


               9/1/17
 

IN THIS ISSUE
  • In the vegiebag this week.
  • This week's calendar
  • The 2017 Grow Lightly Workshop Program!
It's summer! No tomatoes quite yet, but beans and zucchini are here. 
WHAT'S IN THE FIRST VEGIEBAG FOR 2017?

Apples
Avocadoes -
you all had one, so don't leave it hiding in the bottom corner when you return your bag. It may still be firm, but will definitely ripen for you. Put it in the fridge if you don't need it just yet.    
Beans
Beetroot -
some of them stripey Choggias
Blueberries - these weren't in everyone's bag. We hope they were still in good condition when they reached you. 
Brown onions
Garlic - either cloves-in-a-bag or a single bulb. Either way new season's. 
Leeks
Potatoes -
 Wilwash this week. New season's. Beautiful. It's a very good all-purpose spud with white skin and flesh and a round traditional potato shape, that makes excellent white mash and roasts well.
Silver beet or rainbow chard - cook chard as if it's silver beet. DON'T TIP OUT THE STEMS! (Stephanie Alexander likes the stems so much she treats them as a separate vegetable.) To serve them together, separate stem from leaf, saute chopped stems in a little olive oil, then add leaf, washed and roughly chopped, put the lid on and cook gently until it's cooked enough for your taste. You can add salt and maybe a pinch of nutmeg.  
Zucchini

Grow Lightly loves learning!
What's happening in 2017?

 
Here are some of the offerings in workshops, movie nights and more. More info and additional dates in later newsletters.

Workshop 1
General food preserving and drying.
25
January  7-9pm.
at the Grow Lightly Food Hub, 12A Silkstone Rd Korumburra, near Coal Creek
Cost $16
Please book your place by 18 January. We must know numbers by this date!
To book email growlightly@dcsi.net.au

Save these dates (more info in the next newsletter)
February        Film Night The Market Gardener's Toolkit
16 February      Workshop 2  Fowlers-Vacola bottling 
18 February       Garlic Festival at Meeniyan
                          Phillip Island Community Orchard Field Day
28 February      Workshop 3 Growing Great Root Vegetables 
 
WHAT WILL YOU DO IF YOU RUN OUT OF FOOD WHEN THE FOOD HUB SHOP'S CLOSED?
Grow Lightly's first priority is fresh fruit and vegetables. But we are also very anxious to help with distribution of local value-added food, 
As well as the good range in our shop, we're now stocking a providore in the foyer of the Coal Creek Heritage Park. There'll be many of the things you'll find in the Food Hub shop, but there are some great extras - such as glorious Prom Coast Icecream in dixie cups, and Hazeldean Orchard's certified organic apple juice. 
Open seven days a week.
Do drop by! 
What is happening this week?
 
Food Hub Shop opening hours: 
Friday 10-4
Saturday 8-3 (opening earlier than usual because it's the Coal Creek Farmers Market)
Sunday 10-1
Coal Creek Farmers Market 8-12.30
Coal Creek Providore Open seven days, 10-4
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