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Veg News 3rd Feb 2016

Veg News 3rd Feb.

The Seville orange season generally runs from December through to mid-February. That means if you’re planning to make your own marmalade at home, you’ve got to be quick! And what would a better way to spend a gloomy February afternoon? If you fancy getting creative, throw a few of our less common citrus fruits in your marmalade mix – bergamot lemons and kumquats work particularly well. Although most often used to make marmalade, Sevilles can be used for many other dishes. Try making a salad dressing from their juice mixed with olive oil and salt or add a little squeeze of juice to a gin and tonic for extra sophistication. These knobbly skinned, bitter fruits freeze well whole.

In other news: British cauliflowers are struggling because of the unusual weather pattern, so expects gaps and French or Spanish instead. UK pears are also finishing. We’ll be looking at a few weeks of various European origins before moving to Southern Hemisphere.

Last Modified - 3rd February 2016

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Grow a Grocery

We think there’s room for a Unicorn-type store in every city, and perhaps more besides. We have no plans to expand outside the one shop, so we’ve put together a guide intended to help facilitate the emergence of new stores run on similar lines.

Starting a new business is a daunting process. The guide is based on the model Unicorn has tried & tested since 1996, and walks potential grocers through all areas of the business, in the hope that it will make starting a new shop an easier process and help existing shops improve and/or expand.


Read the guide here

Last Modified - 10th October 2013

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