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At Christmas time, we've always organised a cash collection for Jimmy's and Wintercomfort, two charites that support homeless people in Cambridge.

This year, you can add a donation to your veg box order online and pay for it in your direct debit payment.

Cash donations are still welcome, but please don't add these products to your order if you're giving cash.

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This year, we have introduced the option to select the contents of your hamper using a points-based system adapted from our popular 'Choice' range of veg boxes. 

You can choose from a small (26 points) or large (40 points) hamper. We have a bumper range of top-quality products from a number of local suppliers.

Once you have added your box to your basket, click on 'view basket' and then 'select your box items' next to the hamper. You can then fill your points quota with your favourite products. 

*** Please note, when you click on 'select your box items' you will be taken to a screen that is designed for our Choice veg box customers. It says various things about fruit and veg and different deadlines - you can ignore this information. ***

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*** You will notice that your bread is now labelled with the Fitzbillies brand.

Please rest assured that there are no changes to what’s inside the bag. The bread recipes remain the same, with the majority of products made with organic flour from East Anglian millers: Marriages in Essex and Foster’s Mill, even closer to home, in Swaffham Prior.***

Cobs Bakery (now Fitzbillies) have been baking delicious additive-free bread in Cambridge for over fifteen years. When founder and head baker, Alan Ackroyd had to retire due to ill health in July 2018, the business was saved by another great Cambridge baking institution, Fitzbiliies.

Fitzbillies now have a new head baker, Paul White, who brings with him many years of experience at the award-winning Hambleton Bakery in Rutland. He's developed and improved the sourdough recipes.

 

In October 2018, Fitzbillies revised the line-up of breads they bake. Cobs organic certification lapsed with Alan's retirement, but all the bread that we stock is baked with organic flour, sourced locally from either Marriages in Essex or Foster's Mill in Swaffham Prior.

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Grains, dried fruit, seeds and pulses from Arjuna Wholefoods.

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Asado Sauce are handmade in small batches in Longstanton by one of our box scheme members, inspired by her childhood in South America. 

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Recycled fuel logs made from the spent coffee we collect from local cafes.

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Organic and fair-trade soft drinks made from natural ingredients. The company has its own charitable foundation  which supports projects in the areas where the fair-trade ingredients are produced. Their motto is: Drinking helps.

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Fen End Country Kitchen is the brand under which long-standing veg box member, Heather Sturman, makes a great range of jams and chutneys in her home in Over. She produces small batches the old-fashioned way. Much of the fruit she uses for the jams come from gluts, which neighbours present her with.

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Haresield Farm is in Wiltshire and is run by Andrew Jackson. The welfare of the chickens is Andrew's primary concern. Haresfield farm chickens are free range and can exercise their natural behaviour outdoors and enjoy a healthy diet that is free from chemical, GM ingredients and hormones.

During the coronavirus pandemic, we have restricted the number of eggs we have allowed members to order. We have now tentatively removed those restrictions, but would still ask members to be mindful that the availability of eggs is still limited. Although no formal restrictions are in place, please don't order too many at any one time.

SO THAT EACH MEMBER DOES GET A BOX OF EGGS, WE ARE NOT GUARANTEEING THAT YOU GET ANY PARTICULAR SIZE. ALL SIZES ARE CHARGED AT THE SAME PRICE (£2.10).

picture of Hodmedods British Pulses and Grains

The really special thing about Hodmedos pulses and grains is that they are all grown in Britain, and quite often in the Eat Anglian region. These are all foods which were once a mainstay of the British diet, but have been marginalised by the commercial food industry. What they represent is a far more sustainable way of getting our protein: getting your potein from imported pulses, processed foods or meat is much less efficient. Hodmedods-a massive step towards a more sustainable diet.

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Hot Numbers Coffee Roasters are an Independent specialty coffee company. They roast selected coffee at their Roastery in Shepreth. 

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Manfood produce a range of great-tasting pickles, chutneys and condiments. Suitable for anyone who enjoys good food, whether you're a man or not...!

Janda is their range of plant-based condiments and spreads, making classic products - such as lemon curd and mayonnaise - available for a wider audience.

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Whitehorn Farm Apple juice from the heart of Herefordshire cider country, Carey Organic grew out of a desire to grow fruit and vegetables nature’s way.

Owned and run by the Soble family the farm was established in 2004 on 45 acres of gently sloping land by the River Wye.

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Local honey, produced in Cambridge. 

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Minor Figures Organic Oat Milk is a dairy alternative made by coffee professionals.

Containing only certified organic ingredients, their Organic Oat Milk is designed to complement the true and unique flavours of the highest quality coffee. Suitable for vegans, made in the UK.

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Ombar produce exquisite raw chocolate bars made with Fairtrade and organic ingredients at their chocolate factory, based in Sawston. 

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** This product is limited and may not always be available. Please be considerate when ordering, thank you! **

The Priors Flour is milled at Fosters windmill in Swaffham Prior. Most of the grain comes from local farms and in particular the wholemeal and white flours are milled from wheat grown at Home Farm on the Wimpole Estate. Mills run by wind power are, of course, very good from a sustainability perspective.

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Savoursmith Crisps are made from potatoes that have been grown at Russell Smith Farms in Duxford. They are healthier than your average crisps. The rapeseed oil they are cooked in has lower saturated fat than other oils and is also rish in Omega 3, 6, 9 and Vitamin E. The flavourings are all natural and no MSG has been put in. The crisps are gluten free and four of the flavours are vegan (Desert Salt, Desert Salt and Vinegar, Truffle and Rosemary and Bubbly and Serrano Chilli).

picture of Three By One Coconut Products

Three By One offers a wide range of coconut products, from their best-selling coconut milk to their deliciously sweet coconut jam.

The coconuts are grown by small-scale growers and carefully harvested following strict organic principles. They also ensure their partner plantations pay union negoatiated wages and take part in health care, welfare and community services for the area.

Every part of the coconut is used in their zero-waste production, from the shell through to the water used to wash the coconuts.

picture of Totally Cultured Sauerkraut, Kimchi and Kefir

Fabulously fermented sauerkraut, kimchi and water kefir, handmade locally

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The Choice Box Range gives you complete control over what goes in your box. You can select exactly what you want each week. 

Decide which size of box you want to try and add it to your basket. Then go to your basket and click on 'Select your box items'. When you've made your selection, return to you basket and press 'Checkout your order'.

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For over 35 years Biona have specialised in high-quality, organic products.

We have chosen to stock some of the lines we consider 'essential', including pasta, pulses, tomato products and orange juice. Plus artichoke hearts because, why not?

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Manufactured in the UK from recycled paper.

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Organic fruit to order on top of what you receive in your vegetable box. If you are a Choice box customer and want to select which fruit you get within your box, go to your basket, and click the link to select your contents there.

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Based in Dulverton, Somerset this family business is committed to producting sustainable and ethical household cleaning and laundry products. Produced in small batches using pure Exmoor water, they are naturally effective with a powerful cleaning punch. They are flavoured with wonderful natural aromas from organic fair-trade essential oils. Fully biodegradeable, they are safe for people, animals and our water ecosystems.

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Original boxes are our best-value boxes with which we hope to bring a great selection of veg (and fruit) to as many people as possible.

We make the selection of what goes into these boxes without you having the opportunity to state preferences. That means we can control our stock levels and eliminate food waste – and pass on the savings to you. So as well being the best-priced boxes, they are also contribute most to our commitment to sustainability.

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If you want a great selection of vegetables (and/or) fruit, but there are a few things you know you won't use, then the OriginalPLUS+ range offers the opportunity to set up three things to be excluded from your box on a permanent basis.

Make sure you don't end up wasting food by excluding the things you don't like.

Once you've added your chosen size to your basket, navigate to the basket and click on 'Manage your preferences'.

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Prospects Trust are one of our long-standing suppliers of organic produce. They are a charity farm, providing education and training to adults with learning disabilities. They've set up a  commercial kitchen, where the co-workers can make jams from the fruit they grow on the farm. They also produced seasonal gifts such as decorations.

None of these products are organic.

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Organic vegetables to order on top of what you receive in your vegetable box. If you are a Choice box customer and want to select which vegetables you get within your box, go to your basket, and click the link to select your contents there.

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The Cambridge Organic Food Company also provides a wholesale service to farm shops, delis, cafes and restaurants in and around Cambridge. Please contact us if you would like more details.