This week I’ve been trialling a new and wonderful veggie delivery scheme from Cultivate Oxford.
If you live in Oxford you’ll know who I mean, as you’re bound to have seen their VegVan situated at various points around the City from Thursday – Sunday offering local, seasonal and organic fruit and vegetables. Well, the same motivated people are now offering a delivery service to various pick up points (PODS) over Oxford.
Cultivate is a cooperative organisation which is owned and funded by the community. They have an established new market garden on 10 acres of land just outside of Oxford on the Earth Trust farm. Here they grow the majority of the fruit and veg found on their VegVan and delivery fruit and vegetable bags.
There was a cauliflower, a large bag of Spring greens, leeks, carrots, Swiss Chard and a huge bulb of garlic. All the vegetables were vibrant, lush and fresh, as though they had been picked that morning. Perhaps they had?
I always plan my weeks menu around my veggie delivery and I was thrilled so see the makings of some wonderful family meals.
I made cauliflower pizza crust with the head of the cauli, spicy spring greens spaghetti, a garlicky Swiss chard omelette, carrot and cauliflower leaf soup, honey glazed carrots with my roast chicken and I’m planning leek and chicken pie for tonight. Absolutely plenty for many delicious dinners.
The new delivery PODS stretch far and wide over Oxford. Here are the locations – Abingdon, Charlbury Green Hub, Kidlington, The Deli Sandwich Bar (Didcot), East Oxford – Florence Park, Rose Hill, East Oxford, Rusty Bike POD and SESI Refill POD, North Oxford – Summerhill Road POD, Warborough and WOCA POD (West Oxford). There’s bound to be one near you.
All you need to do is go online here from Monday to Wednesday and place your order. Then by Thursday or Friday (depending on your chosen delivery POD) your glorious fruit and veg order will be ready for pick up. Easy!
If you would like to contact Cultivate Oxford you can do so here –