We set up Twisted Turnip to help farmers find a home for produce that doesn’t meet the strict standards set by UK supermarkets. We’ve both witnessed first-hand the shocking levels of produce that is rejected and we wanted to take action!
So here we are, connecting local people with local producers, bringing top quality vegetables of all shapes and sizes to the market and ensuring our prices are fair for both the farmer and our customers.
Clare and Ian
We like to keep things simple. Our vegetable boxes contain seasonal produce grown in Derbyshire that hasn’t been sorted through to meet unnecessarily high cosmetic standards. We keep packaging to a minimum and you won’t find individual packaged vegetables in our boxes!
We offer a number of different box sizes and prices start at £4.50.
We’re incredibly passionate about our products and we know that you’ll enjoy them as much as we do.
Up to 40% of fruit and vegetables grown in the UK may never make it to plates because they are ‘ugly’!
Our awesome farmer is on holiday week commencing 16 October and therefore there will be no vegetable boxes that week.
Going to miss us?? Why not try one of our larger boxes.
Select your box/boxes, check out and enter your details. Then choose a collection point (Order by 24:00 on Monday ready for collection on Thursday)
Collect on Thursdays from The Abbey Inn, Darley Abbey, Darley Street, Derby, DE22 1DX. (Between 18:30 and 20:30 on Thursday). OR The Wonky Table, Sadler Gate, Derby, DE1 3NR (Between 18:00 and 22:00 on Thursday. If your collecting by car you can pull up outside the restaurant while you collect). OR from Derby University, Kedleston Road Campus, DE22 1GB (Between 10:00 and 16:00 on Friday)
Hi, we’re Clare and Ian and we’ve lived in Derby most of our lives. We’re the founders of Twisted Turnip and we’re really pleased to announce that you can now purchase our locally sourced vegetable boxes! We’re looking forward to meeting you when you collect...
Carrot French Fries. Firstly thanks for buying a box and helping to support local farmers. This weeks seasonal veg include cauliflower, spring greens, lettuce, carrot and onions, all grown within 15 miles of Derby City Centre. Do you want some recipe inspiration? How about trying...
Stuffed cabbage leaves-Serves 4. We love this veggie recipe, its super tasty. Allow yourself an hour including prep and cooking. Ingredients -8 cabbage leaves -4 tbsp sour cream For the tomato sauce -2 tbsp olive oil -1 onion, chopped -couple sprigs of thyme -1 carrot,...
If you have any questions please use one of the options below to contact us:
Do you offer delivery? At present we do not offer a delivery service. A delivery service may be available in the future so please get in contact if you’d be interested in this.
Why collection only? Wherever possible we aim to support local businesses and engage with the community which is why we wanted to set up local collection points.
Our boxes are available for collection from The Abbey Inn, in Darley Abbey or The Wonky Table , Derby and The University of Derby from September.
Where do you source your produce from? We work with Derbyshire farmers to delivery you with the freshest, seasonal produce possible. Our suppliers are based within 15 miles of Derby City Centre.
What happens if I make an order after 24:00 on Monday? Your order will be available to collect the following week on Thursday. We work with small family businesses and we need to give them enough notice to make sure your lovely veg box is ready in time!
What happens to my box if I am unable to collect? If for any reason your plans change and you can’t pick up your box within the allocated time please contact us as soon as possible as we might be able to make alternative arrangements, such as extending collection time or you picking up from an alternative location. Please note we aren’t able to give refunds on any boxes that aren’t collected.