Best of British Box
This is not your regular Fruit & Veg Box.
Our new Best of British Box is a visually stunning showcase of produce grown by some of the UK’s top growers.
Until now, we have worked closely with these award-winning growers to supply their exceptional produce into the UK’s finest restaurants. This time of year is usually incredibly exciting for our chefs when outstanding British produce becomes available and we hope in these times you can enjoy cooking these yourself at home.
Containing 11 portions of speciality fruit and veg, this Box really is the cream of the British crop.
Please note, as we work with small suppliers and want to make sure you get the best produce out there, box contents are subject to change at the last minute.
Here's an idea of what you can expect in this week's box:
- 1 x 250g Wye Valley Asparagus
- 1 x Baby bunch carrots, grown in Ardleigh, Essex
- 1 x Baby bunch turnips, grown in Ardleigh, Essex
- 1 x Baby bunch beets, grown in Ardleigh, Essex
- 1 x Baby bunch golden beets, grown in Ardleigh, Essex
- 1 x 1kg Jersey Royal Potatoes
- 1 x 250g Isle of Wight Speciality Mix
- 1 x 300g Isle of Wight Mixed Beef Tomatoes
- 1 x 250g Red Kale, grown in Lancashire
- 1 x 500g Annabel’s Deliciously British Strawberries, grown in Yorkshire
- 1 x 170g Oakchurch Raspberry
- 1 x 1 bunch Watercress
- Wye Valley Asparagus, grown by the Chinn family, benefits from the light, sandy soil and south-facing slopes of the meandering Wye Valley. The early morning sunlight creates a microclimate that is perfectly formed to produce some of the earlier, and the best, produce in the UK. It is the Chinn family’s attention to freshness and quality, as well as the natural advantage of their location, that makes Wye Valley Produce stand out from the rest.
- The Rabet brothers gather seaweed from the coastline and spread it on the fields as a natural fertiliser for their Jersey Royal Potatoes, adding a sweet & salty taste meaning that you should not need to season these when cooking.
- The Isle of Wight's fertile soil and unique maritime climate is what has enabled our friends at the island's nurseries grow some of Britain’s tastiest tomatoes.Try the Isle of Wight Speciality Tomato Mix to get a taste of some of the 40 varieties they grow every year, all specially selected for quality and flavour. The Isle of Wight Mixed Beef Tomatoes are large and juicy, perfect for eating fresh. The beef tomato variety used at the IOW nurseries cannot be found growing commercially anywhere else in the UK or mainland Europe. Thanks to the complex growing process, these spectacularly flavoured fruits are twice as sweet as regular beef tomatoes.
- From Field to Fork in 24 hours or less, Annabel’s Deliciously British Strawberries are lovingly grown on a family run farm in Yorkshire. The strawberries are planted in the winter months under polytunnels and on hydroponic tables which reduce soil damage and give the plants the best possible growing conditions. Once ripe, the strawberries are returned to the packhouse within 40 minutes of being picked, before being inspected and loaded onto lorries to be delivered. These are some deliciously sweet strawberries.