Sarah's Organic Fruit and Veg - Organic Aubergine From Gloucester
|2 x 450g-500g
Approx 500g of Organic Aubergines from Gloucestershire, sourced via the Community Farm.
Stephen Haslum, a specialist aubergine grower, supplies The Community Farm with these ebony jewels. He runs a beautiful organic farm in Alderton near Tewkesbury Gloucestershire. The Haslum family have traditionally concentrated on being specialist tomato producers but also grow cucumbers, aubergine and beans. Stephen has three acres of glasshouses, half an acre of which is planted with Black Pearl Aubergines. He planted 2,000 at the end of January. After nurturing them for three months, Stephen began cropping in mid-April and will continue until late October.
Aubergines are not the easiest crop to produce in Britain. They need warmth and heat to thrive. Because of the weather, most British growers would be unable to grow them outside. Stephen’s aubergines are raised in heated glasshouses. They’re heated by carbon neutral biomass boilers which run on locally-sourced straw.
Shelf Life: 3 Days