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Village Greens Boxes

As you all know we are extremely passionate about recycling and zero waste at Village Greens, if you have a regular box from us you will know our plastic use is minimal and we will always collect your used box on your next delivery.

Most importantly we want our boxes to work for you. Sometimes our set box might not suit you, we are always able to tweak our boxes to suit your needs, just message us with your requirements. Some of our customers only like to receive fruit or vegetable only boxes. We also do Keto boxes which are very popular along with recipe only boxes.

If you can’t see what you are looking for on our website please just message us we are more than happy to help.

The Fruit – Sicilian Blood Oranges

We have included Moro (Sicilian blood oranges) in both boxes – The ‘Moro’ is the most colourful, with deep red flesh. The flavour is stronger and the aroma is more intense than a normal orange. This fruit has a distinct, sweet flavour with a hint of raspberry. 

Golden Blush apples and Bananas are also included in the boxes

Mixed Mushroom Risotto

If you need some inspiration for a quick but special meal why not try our mixed mushroom risotto. You can add a complete recipe bag for £9.00 or go to our Recipe page to see many more recipe bags we can assemble and have ready for you to collect or have delivered. (£15 minimum applies for free local delivery). Or you can also add a punnet of our Mixed Mushrooms for £4.00

La Tua Fresh Pasta

Looking for a quick delicious dinner, why not try our range of La Tua Pasta.

This week we have available Beetroot Gnocchi, soft and light in texture and ideal for vegans*. Freshly made using premium Italian ingredients with a touch of natural beetroot powder to give it’s burgundy colour. They are extremely versatile and can be served with any sauce. If you prefer them crispy, just pan fry them in butter. £3.50

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli is the most traditional and well-known Italian variety of ravioli. The delicious and creamy filling is made from scratch by cooking whole spinach leaves with a bit of garlic and then adding fresh ricotta cheese and Italian grated cheese. £5.50

Pea & Shallot Vegan Ravioli are square-shaped pasta parcels (made with durum wheat flour and water) stuffed with a simple but delicious filling of green peas and tasty shallots sautéed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. £5.50

Black truffle and Ricotta Tortelloni are hand folded one by one to incorporate more filling. The pasta has a very high Free Range egg percentage (30%) and a special blend of 00 and Durum Wheat flour so that the pasta holds the cooking very well. This tasty filling is made using Summer Black Truffles from the Umbria region in Italy. This filling becomes smooth and balanced using a base of delicate and creamy cheeses. A real treat for all truffle lovers! Suitable for Vegetarians. Suitable for freezing £7.50

Burns Night – 25th Jan

Burns Night Wednesday 25th January

Just an early reminder about Burns Night and the fact that our haggis delivery has arrived.

We only have a few 200g serves of MacSweens vegetarian Haggis still available.

Enjoyed by vegetarians, vegans and meat-eaters alike, this Delicious Every Day vegetarian haggis is a mix of healthy fresh vegetables, pulses, oatmeal, seeds and spices. Convenient to cook with for a variety of recipes.

If haggis isn’t your thing why not try our Cullen Skink recipe – serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a main £9

LillyPuds Luxury Christmas Pudding

We have just received our delivery of LillyPuds traditional Luxury Christmas Pudding.

This pudding has a Two Star Great Taste Award and is made from the finest vine fruits, apples, apricots, almonds and ginger blended with ale and brandy.

  • Minimum 50% fruit
  • Naturally sweet – less than 5% added sugar
  • No mixed peel
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • No dairy ingredients

We also have Devon Clotted Cream an absolute to serve with Christmas Pudding.

Fresh Cranberries for Christmas

Fresh cranberries have arrived, perfect for freezing ready for Christmas, £3.20 for 340g, fresh from Wisconsin USA, Cranberries are grown on 21,000 acres across 20 counties in Wisconsin. The sand and peat marshes in central and northern Wisconsin create the perfect growing conditions for them.

Cranberries are one of the few Native American fruits, they have not always been called cranberries! Indigenous American people called this fruit ibimi which literally means “bitter berry”. German and Dutch settlers renamed the fruit “crane berry” because they thought flower and vine looked like the head, neck and bill of a crane.

Cranberries grow on low running vines in marshes and sandy bogs. They need acidic peat soil, and to be near fresh water. Contrary to popular belief, while cranberries need to be near water, they do not actually grow in water. There are two primary methods to harvest cranberries: dry harvesting, and wet harvesting. In wet harvesting, the fields where the cranberries grow are flushed with water, and the growers come through with machines to dislodge the berries from their vines. The machines are nicknamed “eggbeaters”.

Once the cranberries are dislodged, they rise to the surface of the water, are collected, and taken to be processed. Wet harvesting is very efficient, but it also damages the berries more than dry harvesting. This method is only used for cranberries which are going to be processed. Our cranberries are dry harvested so they reach you in peak condition.

Our cranberries come from Ocean Spray, a farmer-owned cooperative, which gives all the profits back to it’s farmers. It is made up of over 700 growing families in North and South America. Seven out of ten cranberries that are sold in the world today come from Ocean Spray.

Not only for cranberry sauce, you can add to cocktails or champagne, delicious in cakes and muffins, add to apple crumble. We have 2 great recipes one for cranberry sauce and the other for cranberry muffins.

Fresh Fish

Our last available date for fresh fish will be Wednesday 21st December, if you would like fish during that week you will need to pre order by this Wednesday  (14th December) – our fish is fresh everyday and not pre frozen so ideal to purchase now and freeze ready for Christmas (there is often a price increase as well during the Christmas week)