Mini Green Grocery Launches at Woodside
We are delighted to launch our own mini green grocery at Woodside this weekend. This is set up in association with Down to Earth of Selkirk who will be supplying us with a range of seasonal vegetables and fruit. We are also harvesting here at Woodside – some of the produce will be made into soup in the tea room and some of it will be sold in the green grocery too.
Down to Earth is a high street green grocers based on Selkirk and supplying across the central Borders. Their aim is to sell vegetables and fruit grown locally, reducing the food miles, supporting local producers and ensuring you, the customer get fresh and tasty fruit and veg. Read more about them here.
This weekend’s highlights include tomatoes grown in the Borders, UK grown Cox’s apples, potatoes, mushrooms, leeks, parsnips, and plump green grapes from Italy, crisp Pink Lady apples from New Zealand, juicy easy peeler oranges from South Africa and much more.
We’re also beginning to stock a range of dried food products such as lentils, split peas, and broth mix. It’s so much nicer shopping for these items at Woodside, instead of battling round a supermarket, and I’m sure you’d all rather support a small local business rather than a big multi-national company, and you’ve the added bonus that you can buy fruit, veg, plants and cake all in the same shopping trip!
Mini cyclamen are now in stock and make a lovley splash of colour in your tubs and baskets. Autumn bedding plants are also available, choose from pansies, violas, myosotis and primulas.
Now is also a good time to start preparing for spring, with our range of spring bulbs and wallflowers.
For late garden colour the dwarf asters are just coming into flower and provide an excellent late nectar source for bees and butterflies. We still have some Phlox and Rudbeckia in flower for you to buy and plenty of plants and shrubs that have finished flowering but still have interesting foliage – plant them now for your summer borders next year. For winter interest why not choose the contorted willow, the twisted stems are very attractive in winter when they are most noticeable.
Keep Warm this winter
As the evnings are getting chillier and night longer you might have started lighting your fire (we have). We now have local logs and kindling for sale and will soon be stocking eco-friendly “coffee logs” made out of recycled coffee grinds.