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Veg News 26th April 2016

We’re getting lots of questions from customers about kale. The UK kale season runs from June to February (with a few exceptions), which means that we’re currently experiencing ‘kale downtime.’ In theory there is Kale from the South of Europe available, but after transport, quality is questionable, and we prefer honouring the true season of such a typically British vegetable.

Instead we like to showcase new season UK leafy greens such as Spring Greens and Spinach beet. Spring greens are the first cabbages of the year. They have fresh, loose heads without the hard heart of other cabbages. Their leaves are dark and have a lovely strong, but sweet brassica flavor. They’re great steamed, in stir fries or even raw (softened with some lemon juice & salt).

Spinach beet is a chard relative. You can eat both leaves and stalks, prepared in much the same way as regular or ‘true’ spinach. Look out for Libby Flintoff’s delivery at the end of the week.

Last Modified - 26th April 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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