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Veg News 18th May 2016

New potatoes are here! The first delivery of Colleen comes from Rospeath Farm in Cornwall near Penzance. They’re of course lovely boiled or in summery salads, but if you fancy doing something special with the, try salt and vinegar crushed potatoes: Boil until knife tender, then crush them (but leave whole) and drizzle with olive oil and black pepper and roast for 25 mins. Remove from the oven and gently toss with cider vinegar. When all of the vinegar has been absorbed, sprinkle with sea salt and parsley – delicious!

There’s a nice selection of fresh herbs from Strawberry Fields (Lincolnshire): parsley, sage, thyme, tarragon & lovage and good availability on fresh coriander from Duncan Gielty in Ormskirk.

Broccoli is very difficult to source at the moment. The Spanish crop is coming to an end and our UK supply isn’t expected to start for a good few weeks. There are some new European lines to look out for this week though: cherries and apricots are underway!

Last Modified - 18th May 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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