For Tuesday is the delivery of our weekly organic vegetable box. Each week we peer inside to see what earthy delights await us, each week we will hold a vegetable aloft to exclaim about how fresh/fantastic it looks, occasionally we will hold something aloft with puzzled looks and ask "so what's this then?".
Since discovering the joys of having unknown vegetables delivered to your door, I have regularly eaten artichokes (couldn't tell you what they were before), have developed a taste for raw grated carrot, and have discovered the many and varied ways of cooking broccoli. There's more to broccoli than a stir-fry you know.
To compliment the veg box is a newsletter which usually contains snipets of vegetable life in the big wide world. Today's installment contained the following facts:
- In one year, the world grows enough potatoes to cover a four-lane motorway going round the world 6 times.
- The % of household income spent on food has halved over the past 50 years, from 33% to 15%.
- The proportion spent on energy has also halved.
- The balance has been spent on housing (up from 7 to 18%) and leisure (up from 8 to 10%).
Happy carrot crunching!