So you'll have to wait for two weeks for the BIG NEWS about the 2017 workshop program. It's looking spectacular.
Have a great Christmas!
WHAT'S IN THE LAST VEGIEBAG FOR THE YEAR?
Not everything was in every bag - a bit of a lucky dip this week ...
Avocadoes Beetroot - some of them stripey Choggias Broad beans Broccoli
Cabbages, green or red Leeks
Lettuces Potatoes -Purple Congo - to give the year's end a bit of zip. DON'T BOTHER PEELING THEM. Just give them a good wash.
Onions, new seasons
Last asparagus and broad beans for the season. But garlic will be back with a bang in the New Year, and so we hope will summer fruit.
HERE'S A FINAL BROAD BEAN RECIPE. WE KNOW YOU HAVE ALL LEARNT TO LOVE THEM!
Broad Bean Risotto Serves 2
200g shelled broad beans
3-4 small red onions
20g brown sugar
50g Parmesan cheese
Boil barley in stock until tender. Add the beans for the last 6 minutes or so.
Peel and slice the onions. Melt the butter in a pan, add onions and cook for 5 mins. Add sugar and cook for a further 10 mins until soft.
To serve, stir the onion through the barley and beans. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan, black pepper and a splash of balsamic or cider vinegar.
You could add bacon or peas or asparagus.
WHAT WILL YOU DO WHILE WE'RE CLOSED?
Grow Lightly's first priority is fresh fruit and vegetables - you'll have to find them in your own or your friends' gardens over the holidays. 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 shop, but there'll be 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!
We are now closed for our annual two-week break, though of course you can still email us. But we'll be opening again and packing vegiebags again on the weekend of the 6-8 January. That will also be the weekend of the first Koonwarra Market for the New Year.
WE WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST FOR CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR. MAY YOU EAT WELL, BUT NOT TOO MUCH, AND WE'LL SEE YOU ALL IN JANUARY.