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:
It’s time to organize your Christmas menu!
We are delivering from Tues 20th – Sat 24th this coming week (everything as normal) just in time for Christmas!
The following week – all deliveries will be one day later than usual (with later cut off times), due to the public holidays on the 26th and 27th of December.
So, be sure to place a bigger than usual order this week to make sure your don’t run out before your next delivery.
We received lots of stone fruit this week – they’re juicy and sweet when ripe – will take a few days as they arrive to us still fresh and firm. Dropping drastically in price as they are much more available and abundant now.
Mangoes have been a bit browned (not bruised, although our packers mistakenly thought they were no good – we scored with that one!), they haven’t affected the quality of the fruit inside at all. They’re absolutely yummy and available by the tray.
The cherries are in abundance, and again available by the 2kg box. They’re super addictive. Juicy and have been a pale red to crimson – perfect for the Christmas table (if you dare to share!)
Beans were a bit iffy this week – the market gave us the machine picked ones instead of the hand picked, so we will be sure to ask for the hand picked this week coming. They’re a much much better quality, although a little more pricey (we absolutely think they’re worth it as they keep longer, and aren’t hollowed out, marked or bruised!)
We haven’t yet seen the lemons, blueberries, celery, eggplant, tomatoes, and passionfruit! But we’re sure we will see them in the next few weeks, if not this week (fingers crossed!)
The Report from the Melbourne Market:
Avocado, Banana, Valencia Oranges, Passionfruit, Blueberries, Lemons, Watermelon, Strawberries, Mango, Peaches, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines, Cherries.
Green Beans, Celery, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Corn, Parsnip (limited), Snow Peas, Potato, Sweet Potato, Mushrooms, Beetroot, Cucumber , Leek, Zucchini, Pumpkin, Juicing carrots, Med Carrots, Cherry Tomato.
Spinach, Rocket, Iceberg Lettuce, Salad Mix.
Garlic, Ginger, Basil, Parsley, Dill, Mint, Rosemary, Coriander. (herbs more available now as they come in punnets!)
Corn, Potato, Sugar Snap Peas.
Mango and Cherries in Bulk!
The Report from the Local Organic Farm:
Asparagus, Broccoli, Red and Green Cabbage, Fennel, Garlic, Cauliflower, Sugar Snaps, Red and Brown Onions,
Asparagus, Broccoli, Brown Onion, Cauliflower and Red Cabbage.
Are you ready to support your local farmers?
Head across to the shop now and place your order for next weeks deliveries!