Lascaux Permaculture Gardens is excited to announce the launch of our brand new veg box scheme, offering weekly boxes of fresh, seasonal vegetables grown responsibly and sustainably using permaculture principles in the heart of the Haute Vienne. Each box will contain a minimum of six varieties of fresh vegetables plus portions of homegrown herbs to use that week.
As our name suggests, we grow our produce using permaculture principles, which means that we don’t use pesticides, manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers. It is an environmentally sustainable way of farming in tune with the land and natural environment. We use a ‘no-dig’ approach to cultivation which helps preserve the structure and goodness of the soil and works in harmony with nature.
We are taking registrations for the scheme. Weekly collections from our small farm near Cheronnac will begin in June and boxes suitable for one or two people are available.
All our boxes are planned in accordance with what grown naturally in the local area throughout the year, which means that you will be truly eating with the seasons.
The boxes will contain a minimum of six different fresh vegetables each week. A box for one person will weigh 2.5-3kg for 10 euros, and a two person box will weigh 4.5kg-5kg for 20 euros per week.
In addition, we will be sharing weekly recipes that use the herbs and vegetables on our Facebook page, website and email.
We do require a 50 euro deposit and a minimum six month commitment. This is because we need to plan how much we need to grow and do not want to produce vegetables that aren’t eaten. Each box will contain small portions of our homegrown herbs and additional seasonal items will be available through the year.
The scheme will begin in June, and payments will be collected from the time of registration, so you will be paying in advance for the boxes you will receive. An upfront payment is standard practice for veg box schemes to cover the costs of production during the growing period.
Registrations will be open until the end of February. If you would like to register, please contact us at this address or via our Facebook page. You are very welcome to visit our little farm where the veg will be grown, just let us know when you would like to come.
We look forward to hearing from yo