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Every week the price of organic fruit and vegetables change twice to reflect what is happening in nature and in the industry.
Things like weather, pests, over or under production, supply and demand, and harvesting conditions can all affect the pricing.
The Organic Butler believes in transparency, so each week, we write a report – an insider scoop, to let you know what has happened throughout the week.
This is just a way to help you connect back to nature, to the food you eat and to the people who grow it. It helps to have an understanding of why things aren’t available all year round, and what you can expect from the quality from week to week.

From The Organic Butler:

Rain, sun, rain, sun.

We as humans have struggled with adjusting to the weather the last two weeks….. I think a lot of us are wondering where Spring is??
The heaters have been turned back on temporarily…

Well the veggies haven’t been so fortunate. They’re out there in the elements, and they have really taken a hit.
Due to mother nature, this week, the variety is limited.

We’ll get straight into the report as there is much to cover this week.

No corn, celery, peas, squash, strawberries, and tomatoes.

We introduce – purple cauliflower, broad beans, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes.
Juicing carrots have also made a return – although still quite pricey.

My advice would be to grab a box this week or order by weight (but tick allow substitutes) as we can’t guarantee the availability.

This way, you will be guaranteed enough produce to get you through the week.

The Report from the Melbourne Market:

Available:
Avocado, Banana, Nashi Pear, Ruby Grapefruit, Valencia Oranges, Watermelon
Beans, Chinese Eggplant, Eggplant, Green Capsicum, Snow Peas, Potato, Sweet Potato, Mushrooms, Beetroot, Cucumber , Leek, Zucchini, Pumpkin, Juicing carrots, Med Carrots, Cherry Tomato.
Garlic, Ginger, Watercress, Mint, Lettuce, Rocket, Dill, Mint, Rosemary, Coriander.

Good value:
Bananas (back to a normal price), Thai Eggplant, Pumpkin, Watermelon, Avocado

 

The Report from the Local Organic Farm:

All the lines are now limited in variety. From now until the start of next year, the farm lines will be few, but they will have a good supply of everything they have available.

Fennel is starting to end.

Available:
Purple Cauliflower, White Cauliflowe, Tuscan Kale, Broccoli, Silverbeet, Asparagus, Fennel, Grey Pumpkin, Red onion, Artichokes.

Great value:
Asparagus – never before seen so low in price.
Are you ready to support your local farmers?

Head across to the shop now and place your order for next weeks deliveries! footer

 

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