The Hungry Gap – April and May when veg are scarce in the UK

We’ve just begun the “hungry gap”, the traditional time when veg was scarce in the UK because the winter veg had run our and the early summer veg hadn’t got started. I had been pretty worried about this time when we set up our Community Supported Agriculture scheme. Eating with the seasons is great in August, and not bad in December, but April and May can be a real challenge.

After this week, we will run out of leeks and carrots, but I am glad to say that we do still have quite a few crops that are doing well outside, despite the dry weather, and our polytunnels are serving us very well, yielding spinach, salad leaves and radishes. Indeed our first box of the hungry gap is testament to the hard work of everyone in the CSA – well done all!

Our first box of the Hungry Gap

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