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The dirty carrot, or what to do with your vegetable box

This 8-minute video from the Guardian looks at the dilemma faced by an organic vegetable box distributor (what we’d call community-supported agriculture in the US) after a tough winter. Although he does end up contracting for vegetables grown in France, the distance is less than from other parts of the UK, and the carbon footprint is driven most by local distribution – i.e., in their small vans, to individual subscribers. Another problem is that many consumers don’t know how to cook winter vegetables, so it’s important to include lots of recipes.

So, what do you like to make with vegetables like carrots, cabbage, beets, and kale?


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