Stockport is our nearby town and, in normal times, It’s home to one of the most innovative restaurants I know - Where The Light Gets In. You’ll find my reviews elsewhere in this sub-forum. The chef, Sam Buckley, recently appeared on Great British Menu - not cooking as well as he does in the restaurant and being the first to be eliminated from the regional heat.
Of course, they are currently closed but are offering a multi course meal for home delivery. One is coming tomorrow - and we have no idea what it’ll contain - but gather it’ll be a mixture of ready to eat items and items where we’ll need to finish them off. I’ll report back on the meal tomorrow but, in the note telling us when to expect it tomorrow, there’s some of what else they are up to.
They have a farm in Cheshire which provides much of the produce but they also acquired some space on the top deck of the shopping centre car park and are growing more stuff.
They are currently harvesting three types of radish - Cherry Belle, Icicle and French Breakfast. They also have Sessantina - apparently an Italian variety of broccoli. And Bomdong, a Korean cabbage. "Our Korean chef Seri Nam asked her mum to send the seeds over to us from Seoul. Its growth is prolific, and because we can’t harvest it quickly enough we are sending what we can’t use to our friends at Platt Fields Market Garden for their weekly veg boxes. It’s very crunchy and refreshing; great in salads, and in Korea they make a kimchi from it. "
By the by, the Market Garden is a community project which has taken over a disused bowling green to grow food, which it sells on to local people.