Veg and bread from Thursday 16th June 2022

apologies for no veg/bread update last week. it had almost all sold out by the time I remembered to post on Thursday evening!

from today we have:

Veg – summer cabbage (Essex), collard greens (Essex), new potatoes (Essex), courgette (Norfolk), asparagus (Cambs), brown mushrooms (Suffolk), garlic (Spain), ginger (Peru)

Bread – country sourdough loaves, sprouted rye loaves and mini olive fougasse

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Veg and bread from Thursday 26 May 2022

  • Lettuce, Round/Butterhead, Essex
  • Kale, Curly Green, Cambs
  • Parsley, Cambs
  • Pea Shoots, London
  • Asparagus, Cambs
  • Mushrooms, Brown, Suffolk
  • Garlic, Spain
  • Onions, 60 – 80mm, Netherlands

country loaves, oat porridge loaves and olive sticks

See you at the co-op!

Veg and bread from Thursday 19 May 2022

Veg

  • Spinach, Ppk, Kent UK
  • Kale, Cavolo Nero, Cambs UK
  • Mushrooms, Brown, Suffolk UK
  • Ginger, Peru
  • Lettuce Batavia Green, Lincs UK
  • Avocado, Hass, Spain

No asparagus this week – but hopefully next

Bread

  • Country loaves – made with freshly milled whole grain wheat and rye grains and white flour
  • Rugbrød – made entirely with freshly milled wheat and rye and are packed with sprouted rye grains, sesame, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, brown linseeds, chia seeds, golden ale, coconut and soy yoghurt, salt
  • Olive sticks

See you at the co-op!

Bread

It is with heavy hearts we must share that The Old Post Office Bakery – who have been supplying us with incredible loaves, veggie sos rolls and pasties for years – are retiring. Our last delivery was a few weeks back, and the last day their Clapham shop is open is this Sunday 8th May. Thanks for everything OPOB, you will be missed by many a faresharer and swathes of Londoners! (on the off chance anyone’s interested in taking over a bakery… do get in touch with them)

However, every cloud has its silver lining, and through the grapevine we found local baker Damion, who has started supplying us. We’re now stocking his country loaves and porridge loaves – both sourdough and made with freshly milled organic wholewheat flour, organic white flour, water, leaven + salt; the latter also has a porridge of oats plus linseeds mixed in! £3.50 for a 1kg loaf. Porridge loaves apparently keep a fair bit longer than bread usually does (although that’s quite a challenge because it’s so delicious…)

Today we were treated to some incredible olive + zaatar bread sticks, £1.40 each. If you pop by the co-op asap there might still be some left…

a Rough patch

The number of people buying their food at Fareshares is still quite a lot lower than before the pandemic, and meanwhile we’re doing our best to maintain or even increase the range of items available.

This, combined with other factors such as money we lose every week on unsold fresh fruit and veg, and our inefficiency in keeping prices up to date, means that our bank balance is running pretty low at the moment.

So please…

  • keep shopping!
  • let other people know about Fareshares
  • if you can, make a donation when you shop

The more help we get from our community, the better.

Meanwhile we’ll do our best to keep things going and make improvements.

If you have the time, you’re warmly invited to join us and help out as part of the collective.

A few new bits

The fridge was stocked up nicely on Thursday! We’re trialling some soya yogurts (Sojade) and cashew cheese (Tyne Chease), although you won’t see any of the latter in this pic as it was all gone by 6pm…

The bakery order has been upped slightly, meaning you have a bit more of a chance of getting your hands on a veg pasty or sourdough loaf if you come in later in the day / week 😅

Other recents additions include chocolate (Montezuma’s), coffee (Clippers), a new variety of baked beans and a new vegan mayo!

Always useful to hear what you love / loathe / would like to try… chat to us when you’re in the co-op or email info AT fareshares.org.uk