January 14, 2017

Organic Farmers & Market Report – 14th Jan 2017

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. TOP TIPS FROM BECKII  It’s only the second week back for 2017,  a lot of our growers took time off over the holidays (good for them – everyone needs a break!) which means that the produce is playing catch up with supply once again. We love how understanding our customers are with the ebbs and flows of the season and availability of the produce! The best way of ensuring you get a weeks supply is to either order a seasonal value box, or order according to weight, but order a little more variety (I usually plan for an extra 2/3 meals) just in case anything is unavailable. This week I’ve noticed a huge drop in a lot of prices, which means that abundance is again building – woohoo! Abundant (supply is abundant and exceeding demand, price is low) Lots of good vegetables […]
December 30, 2016

Thank you for being the reason I look forward to waking up everyday.

It’s actually true. You guys are the reason I get out of bed every single morning. Each of us have two missions in this life. One is an individual and personal mission. This is the one most of us spend our young adult life and sometimes longer seeking. But what comes before that – something way more simple and much more important… that is present from the day we are born. We often lose sight of it, and get caught up in what we need to have or what we need to do. Each of us is a human being. A human being! Our job is “to be”, first! That is our primary mission! So what does it mean “to be”? Living in the moment. Feeling. Being mindful. Noticing your senses. Being awake. Opening your heart. Realizing that we’re all connected and a part of something much bigger than our own individual world. That we can slow down and take the time for one another. That we can be the change. Sounds simple – but it’s something we often forget. There’s been many times over the past 4 years that we have worked together as a community. Strangers coming together as friends, to make a difference. Whether you’ve joined recently, or been with us from the start – YOU are a part of our team and we need you guys to make everything work. It doesn’t matter whether you order or not. If you connect to our story, and you believe in helping us create more togetherness, more belonging and more support, then you’re helping us achieve our mission. And for that […]
December 30, 2016

Organic Farmers & Market Report – 1st Jan 2017

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.   The Report from the Melbourne Market Avocado, Banana, Blueberries, Cherries, Kiwis, Passionfruit, Peach, Rockmelon, Strawberry, Valencia Oranges, Watermelon. Brown Onions, Potato, Pumpkin, Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli, Celery, Corn, Cherry Tomato, Cucumber, Eggplant, Mushroom, Red Capsicum, Tomatoes, Saucing Tomatoes, Snow Peas, Zucchini. Basil, Coriander, Dill, Mint, Parsley, Rosemary. Kale, Spinach, Salad Mix. Head across to the shop now and place your order for next weeks deliveries!
December 29, 2016

Could kale be the most misunderstood veggie?

What the… Why am I asking you guys to eat a frog?? Yeah I thought exactly that when I first heard the saying too. Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long. To “eat the frog” is a way of saying, do your most hated task first, and then the rest will fall into place and the rest of your day will be super easy. Kale is my frog. It’s my most intolerable tasting veggie, and judging by the amount of people that exclude kale every week, it’s most of our customers frogs too. (Don’t worry – we have stopped including it in our boxes …. but after reading this email,you may like to add it on and give it a go!) This week, we thought we’d include some ways to “eat the frog” . It’ll give you the boost you need to get through the day with energy and momentum for healthy living! Why eat it at all? Kale juice specifically is considered to be one of the most nutritious juices in the world with an extremely powerful antioxidant, and anti inflammatory properties. Great for boosting your immune system. One study found that daily consumption of kale juice for 12 weeks increased HDL (the “good”) cholesterol by 27% and lowered LDL levels by 10%, while also improving antioxidant status. Per calorie, kale contains more iron than beef, […]
December 24, 2016

Organic Farmers & Market Report – 24th December 2016

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:   Hi! There are a few changes to the delivery schedule this week. This is the last week we are delivering before we take a very short 1 week break! Be sure to place a bigger than usual order this week to make sure your don’t run out the week we are closed.   We hope you were all happy with your Christmas orders. What we received this week past changed so much from what we had ordered, so you may have noticed that your boxes were a little light on this past week (the value was still the same or more as previous weeks- just more gourmet items!) The reason for this is that the market had not taken on as much fruit and veg as they usually would from the growers as they are closed for 5 days over […]
December 15, 2016

Organic Farmers & Market Report – Christmas Special – 16th Dec 2016

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 – […]
December 9, 2016

Organic Farmers & Market Report – 9th December 2016

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: A big week coming! Massive price drop in all stone fruits (apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums). Mangoes, and CHERRIES were ABSOLUTELY amazing and dropping in price every week! Mangoes now available by the tray! 2kg Cherries now available – these are seriously divine!!!!!!! We say goodbye to broad beans and ruby grapefruit, and hello to beans, lemons, blueberries, celery, eggplant, tomatoes, and passionfruit! The Report from the Melbourne Market: Available: 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!) Great value: Zucchini, Peach, Mushrooms, […]
December 3, 2016

Organic Farmers & Market Report – 1st December 2016

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: Summer – woohoo! Never mind that we forgot Spring. It’s all good. Time to celebrate. Christmas is fast approaching too! And this year – we’re staying open throughout the holiday period – great news for you guys. It means that you will have access to beautiful FRESH produce delivered to your door, when everyone else is lining up in queues for whatever is left! This week we see Stone fruit (apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums), mangoes, and CHERRIES appearing on the market list again and dropping in price every week! Mangoes now available by the tray! The Report from the Melbourne Market: Available: Avocado, Banana, Valencia Oranges, Watermelon, Strawberries, Mango, Peaches, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines, Cherries. Corn, Parsnip (limited), Snow Peas, Potato, Sweet Potato, Mushrooms, Beetroot, Cucumber , Leek, Zucchini, Pumpkin, Juicing carrots, Med Carrots, Cherry Tomato, Brown Onion. Spinach, […]
November 25, 2016

Organic Farmers & Market Report Melbourne – 25th Nov 2016

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: This is THE week of the year – in my humble opinion….. everything great about summer is beginning. Stone fruit (apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums), mangoes, and CHERRIES appearing on the market list and are much better pricing than last week. Mangoes now available by the tray! More than exciting. The only thing that would make this list better is red grapes and pineapple and they’re not far away! The Report from the Melbourne Market: Available: Avocado, Banana, Ruby Grapefruit, Valencia Oranges, Watermelon, Strawberries, Mango, Peaches, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines, Cherries. Corn, Parsnip (NEW), Squash (limited), Snow Peas, Potato, Sweet Potato, Mushrooms, Beetroot, Cucumber , Leek, Zucchini, Pumpkin, Juicing carrots, Med Carrots, Cherry Tomato, Brown Onion. Spinach, Rocket, Iceberg Lettuce, Salad Mix. Garlic, Ginger,  Basil, Parsley, Dill, Mint, Rosemary, Coriander. (herbs more available now as they come in punnets!) Great value: Brown […]
November 17, 2016

Organic Market & Farmers Report – 17th November 2016

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: Stone fruit and mangoes are starting to come down in price now as they become more abundant and available! They are still quite expensive, so I would hold off for now unless you’re really craving them! They’re absolutely delicious!! Squash and corn has made a reappearance. Beans and Eggplant look to be finished now for a few weeks. Great pricing on avocado, cherry tomato, juicing carrots, and tuscan kale. All other items have remained at a steady price. The Report from the Melbourne Market: Available: Avocado, Banana, Ruby Grapefruit, Valencia Oranges, Watermelon, Strawberries, Mango, Peaches. Squash, Corn, Potato, Sweet Potato, Mushrooms, Beetroot, Cucumber , Leek, Zucchini, Pumpkin, Juicing carrots, Med Carrots, Cherry Tomato, Brown Onion. Spinach, Silverbeet, Rocket, Lettuce, Salad Mix. Garlic, Ginger,  Basil, Parsley, Dill, Mint, Rosemary, Coriander. Great value: Juicing Carrots, Potato, Zucchini, Cucumber, Avocado, Cherry Tomato, Kale. […]