Bucksum Covid-19 Plan
March 19th (We'll keep you updated via Facebook - see below)
For health reasons from this Saturday we will be offering pre packed veg bags of £5 and £10 worth of fresh produce from the pitch outside the shop only. We hope to develop the range available in coming weeks.
If you’re a customer of ours who is either isolating or would like to help a customer who is isolating please email us explaining who you are and giving contact details; we will then add you to the delivery Whatsapp group where you will be matched with someone in need or someone able to help. Huge thanks go to all of the volunteers collecting and delivering veg, we couldn’t do this without you.
At present if you’re not a regular existing customer we respectfully ask you to come only in the last hour (4-5pm Wednesday & 12-1 Saturday) - there will be veg even if it’s not what you’re used to & you will find recipe ideas on our pages, let’s all be kind please & support the elderly and isolated first.
Unlike June - October our main business at this time of year is usually 20-30Kg per week of winter salad for restaurants and we have far less crops growing on the farm than in summer months, relying on bought in produce from around the UK. Notwithstanding Covid 19, storms and floods mean that these supply chains are currently under vast pressure - we are rapidly changing the crop plan and over coming weeks & months will be growing more than ever for the shop & for isolated locals rather than the usual salad for restaurants.
Please don’t panic or buy more than you need, if you’re isolating for a fortnight we hope that you can be creative with what you already have at home & get by with a little fresh produce and some creative cooking. If you’re isolating for 3-4 months we’re working hard to support you as much as possible.
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Let’s all stay calm and please try not to overwhelm us with calls & messages (even if offering help) while we adjust our crop plan & focus on the logistics of getting more food than ever before out to so many of you.
We look forward to seeing you all again once this is over and feel privileged to be part of such an amazing community.
Take care & thanks for all your support
David, Tracy & all the team
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