This report was updated on Wednesday 17th September 2014 for deliveries 22nd - 25th September 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
  •  ...and the Sweet Potato saga continued this week. Arrhhhh. As many of you know we have supplied you Sweet Potato this week which is sort of 'holey'...so unlike last week when we supplied you all Baby Kumera which should really be cooked and eaten with skin on, this week you will not be able to get the skins off fast enough. On close inspection we found these little circular holes only just penetrating the flesh, which are likely to completely disappear on peeling. Compared to the Sweet Potato we supply you most of the year from Ken Small the quality is light years apart in terms of look, but the flavour is good and well, it is the only Sweet Potato we could get our hands on this week. As with most lines, when in extremely short supply, otherwise second quality goodies can make it into the premium priced boxes due to lack of choice, pressure from buyers and price point. The good news is that Oasis will start their season this week. Any major problems lettuce know.

  • ...and Forest Orchard Apple season is almost done for another year. Pink Lady & Golden Delicious have now been exhausted. The good news is that our beloved Fuji are still available...for the next 2 - 4 weeks that is. So, this week we have started to move over to supply from other Australian Apple Farmers including Gala from Raw in Tassie and Pink Lady from Mock Red Hill in Victoria. Please do keep in mind that we never see other Farmers Apples at the peak of their season as we are busy offering fruit from Forest Orchard....so we are always are a little disappointed with the quality. Remember to store all your apples in the fridge to prolong life from here on in. So...of course our pick is still Fuji coming from Forest Orchard. Forest Orchard Juicing Apples are also still available, but are now real Juicers and will deteriorate quickly. Nick marks are now developing into full blown sores within a few days if left out of the fridge.

  • ...thinking of the fridge - this is where you should be storing all of your Winter fruit, especially now that we are experiencing warmer days. A quick look over on arrival is highly recommended, 3kg Navel Oranges in particular. Being inside a plastic bag, one problematic orange can send others bad at lightning speed if trapped without ventilation.  Winter fruits include - Navel Oranges, Mandarins, Pears, Lemons & Lemonade Fruit. If you are like us, and prefer your fruit at room temperature it is best to store in the fridge and then take what you will consume that day out of the fridge and put in a fruit bowl. This time of the year always presents a few random problems, as the Winter fruit is so close to coming to an end. Any major problems lettuce know. 

  • Australian grown Kiwifruit season has now come to an end. I'm sure you will agree it has been a good one. As our neighbours are still at the peak of their season, we will now offer you fruit from New Zealand. 

  • Apologies to those of you who wanted a punnet of Blueberries for every day this week....with limited numbers available we were only able to supply one per order. I know, just not enough ! Quantities will increase this week, so there will be plenty for everyone. Unfortunately there will be no relief on price until there is competition for the market. This will happen when Stewart or Groome start their season in a few weeks. Until then...treat yourself. Sharmaine assures us Mangoes will be available by mid to late October. NSW cherry trees are budding and the Peach and Nectarine trees are now in full flower....won't be long before our fruit bowls are again overflowing with Summer fruits ! 

  • Strawberries from Pim - also divine. Order with confidence. 

  • Sharwill Avocadoes (still on grower special), Cavendish Bananas, Lemonade Fruit, Grapefruit - Ruby in particular, Lemons (still HUGE from Mount Gayndah), Passionfruit, Nashi Pears, Pineapples & Rhubarb were all great this week.   

  • New season Italian Garlic did not disappoint this week. The aroma as we opened the boxes was almost enough to take your breath away, and to our amazement, unlike previous years, the Garlic was quite a good size. Certainly not tiny as we expected. This was brilliant news when we became aware that the Russian Garlic would not be arriving in Sydney until Wednesday...It's always a hard call when making substitutions, Italian Garlic is hardly Italian...but Garlic is Garlic. Russian Garlic supply should not be a problem next week, but it is arriving to us in Cloves, not bulbs and some of the pieces are starting to discolour, while others are developing a sprout through the centre as the garlic is wanting to grow again. Italian on the other hand is absolutely spectacular.  

  • Locally grown Greens from Rachel, Jo, Paul and Charlie are literally bursting from the ground. Jo's pick in lettuce is Cos...but all varieties have been fantastic. Charlie's Asian Veg has been superb, as has been the Kale. Rachel's Rainbow Chard and Baby Veg is amazing and Paul's English Spinach is outstanding. 

  • Chinese Cabbage from Big River is now available. Try something new this week - Chinese Coleslaw Salad.

  • Eggplant from Silverado in good supply this week - $10.00 per kilo. Quality has been amazing. Try making your own Baba Gannoush. So easy...Poke your Eggplant with a fork (like you would sausages) and bake until skin blisters and blackens and flesh is just starting to soften (remember to turn in oven), let cool a little, peel off skin, mash in a bowl until smooth, add  a little Tahini, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Cumin and Salt and Pepper to taste. Mix well. Yummo ! 

  • Celery available from Mark Weier this week...Pheww ! Put back on the menu. 

  • Try Fresh Tumeric - has fantastic anti-inflammatory properties. Grate in a Salad, make into Tea, add to your favourite Smoothie for extra health kick. Careful...may stain ! 

  • Red capsicum from Shane, Beans from Trevor, Asparagus now from Tarcoola, Fennel from Charlie, Cabbage - both Green and Red, Broccoli & Cauliflower from Gary Harm, Lebanese Cucumber from The Rack Shack, Snowpeas from Googa Farm, Carrots from Arahura and Mini Roma Cherry Tomatoes from McClure were great this week. Leeks back on the list this week from Foothill Organics. Sugar Snap Peas from Rainbow, Lebanese Eggplant & Sugar Loaf Cabbage also back on the list.   

  • Produce special this week - NSW Silverbeet Spinach - only $3.00 per bunch