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The Fight For Montgomery Street!

           Hi all, As you may or may not know,  Birmingham City Council own the Montgomery Street Business Centre where I run my business from,  alongside 29 other small enterprises. It is the last of such sites in the city,  unique in that the units are small & affordable. The site has been threatened with being sold since November last year with one sale falling through and more recently an auction of the site being scheduled for December  11th to try once again to sell it. Today after a meeting with BCC the Business Centre  has been removed from the auction. This was mainly because the Montgomery Street Cooperative (A Not For Profit Limited Company) have lodged...

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Missing Stock Lines?

  Hi all, some of you may have noticed that I'm not carrying one or two of my usual stock lines over the past few weeks. To shed some light on this, there are two reasons: one being price & the other seasonality. On the seasonality front I've made a departure from my previous practice, in that I've decided not to stock South African Lemons & Oranges for a few weeks during the break in the Spanish & Italian crops. I also did this with Apples over the Summer. This is because I think, in the light of the global challenges we face, perhaps a little soul searching about taking produce from all over the world when it's out of...

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British Produce Galore!

        Hi all, it's a long time since I wrote a blog piece, so bare with me. Firstly, as ever, thanks to all of you who order from me regularly, your support is greatly appreciated.  The Summer holidays have been & gone & It's back to school (or University) for the kids.I hope you all made & stored some lovely memories, I certainly did!   It's been very quiet for me on the business front, so I'm hoping orders will pick up. and perhaps some of my regular customers standing orders that have been put on hold for the Summer may get restarted.  If you are interested in perhaps having a fixed box on a regular standing order do get in...

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What's In Stock This Week At Vegetropolis?

               Hi all, Firstly, as ever thanks to all who continue to support Vegetropolis with your custom! I have some great produce in stock this week with the Kalettes being available once again, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Parsnips for lovely soups & roasts, gorgeous Leeks too (did you know they are a prebiotic?!),  all U.K.  as are Apples Gala & Spartan.  On the European front I have Kiwis from Italy, Grapefruits & Sweet Potatoes from Spain, plus lots more besides!  Why not check into vegetropolis.com & place your order for delivery over the next 3 days? Deliveries Wednesday:  Aston, Castle Vale, City Centre, Erdington, Handsworth, Handsworth Wood, Jewellery Quarter, Sutton Coldfield, Witton. Thursday:  Bearwood, Bournville, Cotteridge, Edgbaston,...

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Vegetropolis Stock News & Deliveries

   Hi all, It's been a busy week!  Thanks so much to everyone who ordered last week, I had a good amount of orders! As it's often the case that orders are down during the half term holidays, this was very pleasing. Some great fresh produce in for you this week including Kalettes (limited so hurry if you want to catch them!), Purple Sprouting Broccoli, gorgeous large Flat Mushrooms, fresh long red Chillis, with a bit of a kick to them! Juicy Conference Pears, Mandarines, Blood Oranges. It's not too late to make some Marmalade either as there are still some Sevilles in stock! I've some fantastic wholefoods back in stock this week too, with two products from this great...

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