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week 29 : great value with seasonal citrus
broccolini, cauliflower and celery
week 29 : great value with seasonal citrus
broccolini, cauliflower and celery
Week 11 - Purple Broccolini, Capsicum, Sweet Corn, Figs, Honeydew and Rockmelon

Week 11 - Purple Broccolini, Capsicum, Sweet Corn, Figs, Honeydew and Rockmelon

Growers from Gippsland are holding the fort with sweet corn, broccolini, capscum and some eggplant. Whilst we are seeing a return of biodynamic cucumber and zucchini after a warm week last week.

Eat well,
Graham


PS. Choose from one of our box selection, and let us know your “no list”; or make one of your own by choosing the vegetables and fruit you prefer.

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THIS WEEKS SEASONAL BOXES

The MIXED Food Box contains a selection of:

carrots, onions, potato, pumpkin, sweet potato, beetroot, eggplant, broccolini, cucumber, tomato, capsicum, zucchini, sweet corn, spinach, lettuce, apples, banana, pears, grapes, rockmelon

The VICTORIAN Food Box contains a selection of:

carrots, red onion, potato, pumpkin, beetroot, sweet corn, capsicum, eggplant, broccolini, tomato, zucchini, leek, lettuce, spinach, apples, grapes, pears, rockmelon, strawberries

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THIS WEEKS PRODUCE

From Bairnsdale BROCCOLINI is now here in decent amounts and nice to have it given that we don't have a lot of broccoli and cauliflower at the moment. From Gippsland the boxes should have some Purple Broccolini bunches.

Also from Koo Wee Rup and Swan Hill, RED CAPSICUM is having a later resurgence after a slow summer. So too CUCUMBER from biodynamic farms near Geelong.

Ronald will be picking fresh DUTCH CREAM POTATO this week and next for the boxes; and we have a wide variety of other spuds for you including Royal Blue, Red Cerisa, Nicola and Sebago - all from Vic growers.

TOMATOES have been a bit frustrating this season, either too underripe or too ripe. And now with this cooler week forecast, we could be well at the end of the season altogether. For the boxes, we’re including cucumber over tomato this week.

We’re also favouring root veg at the moment, with biodynamic BEETROOT excellent, local CARROTS phenomenal and SWEET POTATO ever reliable.

PUMPKIN will also be in the boxes for a third straight week - for value and quality at the moment, it's hard to go past Mildura Jap and Butternut pumpkins.

LETTUCE now includes Iceberg, large Cos and Baby Cos - as well as bags of Mixed Salad - all from Mornington, Monbulk and Pearcedale growers in Victoria.

SWEET CORN coming from down Gippsland way and some from Pakenham area, and still have plenty of life in them.

As mentioned CAULIFLOWER is slowing (and shrinking) - just a small amount of smaller heads from Mornington. Victorian BEANS from Hamilton also slowing unfortunately. They’ve had a good run.

For fruit, it is noticeable the seasons changing with an abundance of excellent PEARS, including Corella and Beurre Bosc, and biodynamic Williams with a little spot but eating excellent.

APPLES are in the same both with good value for biodynamic Golden Delicious, loads of Granny Smith now and new season for Gala from Red Hill and biodynamic Fuji.

And for melons we’re hoping for some new season HONEYDEW and for a return of Mildura ROCKMELON this week.

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THIS WEEKS SEASONAL RECIPES

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Broccolini and Red Onion

Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza

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