This report was updated on Wednesday 19th November 2014 for deliveries 24th -  27th November 2014.

Deliveries Monday - Wednesday: Order by 4pm Friday for Priority Supply
Orders for Monday delivery accepted up until 6am Saturday
Orders for Tuesday/Wednesday delivery accepted up until 4pm Sunday
Deliveries Thursday: Order by 9.30am Monday
  • OK...so we officially now have available 9 out of the top 10 most nutritious, amazing, hard to get, super greens. Of course this list is very much dependent on who you ask : ) ... Rachel has been in touch today to lettuce know that her Baby Aragula (Wide Leaf Rocket) as well as Baby Collard Greens will be ready to pick by the weekend. All of Rachel's Baby Veg have now recovered from the 'hail damage' and are back on the list. Baby Veg is so convenient - no preparation required, just rinse and throw in...to your salad, stir fry, smoothie, juice. By the way, the 10th super green we are looking to add to our list and have available most weeks of the year is Chinese Cabbage...this little baby requires at least 3 months to get to size which will make them available on about Christmas Day....Yikes...Only  5 more deliveries until Christmas ! So, Chinese Cabbage will be on the list first week back next year.....Where has the year gone ? Did I say that last year ? And the year before ? As with each Christmas/New Year we will be taking a short break...Last deliveries will be made Monday the 22nd - Wednesday the 24th. No Thursday deliveries available. First deliveries of 2015 will be made week starting Monday the 12th of January.

  • Summer fruits have moved from a trickle to a steady stream...but are unfortunately still holding high prices. Demand is still far outweighing supply. This is likely to be the case for at least the next 2 - 3 weeks until there is competition for the Sydney market....so until then, we all need to focus on quality rather than quantity...especially for those customers who are ordering a seasonal box. We always get emails and calls at this time of the year noting that customers feel their boxes are smaller than usual. Well essentially they are ! November is difficult for all of us in terms of pricing which results in Seasonal Boxes feeling light on as there is less volume due to high pricing....Treat yourself. White & Yellow Peaches, White & Yellow Nectarines, Cherries, Mangoes, Apricots, Rockmelon, Seedless Watermelon & Blueberries were fantastic this week. Keep in mind that we generally try to supply all our stonefruit to you firm so that they arrive at your end in the best possible condition. For those of you who like your Peaches and Nectarines with a crunch...store in the fridge...and for those of you who like your fruit soft and juicy simply leave at room temperature for a few days to ripen. Early peaches are always a challenge as they often wrinkle as they ripen. Don't let this put you off - the flavour is still great.

  • Unfortunately it is time to report that Rob Vernard of Beaumont Mangoes has sold his property and the new owners will not be continuing Rob's famous supply of Kensington Price Mangoes...They will be sorely missed by all of us. The good news is that Gunther from Mangoes R Us will be able to fill this gap...As usual, we have already seen a few mangoes displaying 'black spot' ....these little black circles usually present themselves around the cyxlic (part they were attached to the tree) when the fruit is ripe.....and are a direct result of unfavourable weather at the point the fruit is setting....which happens to some extent every year. Generally the spot is only skin deep. Conventional mangoes can be subjected to some fairly heavy duty chemicals to prevent this spotting, but obviously Organic mangoes are not.

  • Lemons arrived this week as ugly as we have ever seen them...in fact some could easily have been mistaken for second quality fruit...Know what to expect. Supply is extremely limited and what might be graded out at another time of the year is now finding their way into first grade boxes.  

  • ..thinking of being 'aesthetically challenged' Sweet Potato is also coming to mind. Being in such short supply has resulted in quite young pieces (with relatively thin skins) finding their way into our kitchens. These marks are only skin deep and do not affect the flesh at all...but can start to develop mouldy spots under the right conditions (being hot and wet) ! Any major problems lettuce know. 

  • Winter fruit is still hanging around - but only just. Apples and Pears are now a worry even making it to your house without problems...These items have been in coolrooms for so long, that just the time spent delivering them may send them bad. Remember to refrigerate immediately at your end. Grapefruit, Mandarins and Lemons are in the same boat. New Apple season will start again in January/February with Early Gala's from McMahon in Pozieres.

  • You may notice over the next few weeks that there is a whitish powder visible on some of the Red, Coloured & Green capsicum coming from Russell Pitt (Mexborough) in Bundaberg....this can be mistaken as mould due to the colouring ! The powder on the cap is Uniman Talc which is an edible mineral, allowed under the National Organic Standard 9.2.1. The powder is used to stop sunburn on the Capsicum and should wash straight off. Did you know that Red Cap are fully ripe Green Capsicum...on the way to becoming Red, many cap are lost along the way which is the reason Red Capsicum prices are generally so high.

  • It's that time of the year again when QLD potatoes want to grow again because of the warmer weather...hence under the right conditions you may begin to see a potato developing a sprout. Simply flick them off. If you have the room store your spuds in your fridge to stop the sprout from developing.

  • Vegetables in general have been fantastic ….Salad Mix and Shallots from Pim, Asparagus from Caffra, Broccoli as well as Baby Spinach & Rocket Pre packs from Coolibah Herbs, Jap Pumpkin from Oasis, Lebanese Cucumber from The Rack Shack, Red Capsicum & Baby Leb Cucumber from Shane, Carrots from Arahura and Zucchini have been excellent.

  • Produce special this week is Apricots coming from Legg and Gillies - both in SA - $18.00 per kilo (minimum purchase 500gm). Keep in mind even the greenest apricots will ripen at super speed in warm weather.