February 25, 2017

Organic Farmers & Market Report – 25th February 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    Over the last week, we’ve had a few people ask how fruit and veg that appear on the market report can be unavailable. Here’s how it works. If you go to a shop to get your produce, it’s there until it sells (for whatever length of time that may be before someone buys it). When you go in and buy it, you know exactly what is available because it’s right in front of you. When you get your fruit and veg from The Organic Butler – we order in advance, so we can only estimate what may be actually arrive. We find out what is actually available – the day it arrives with us, right before we pack and then deliver. Whatever we purchase, has already been bought by our customers (which means there is little to no […]
February 10, 2017

Organic Farmers and Market Report – 9th February, 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  Its been a few weeks since the last farmers report. I was talking to Brian the last time I headed over to the farm and he was telling me how lucky our customers are. Not only are we getting produce super fresh (usually on the day it has been picked from the farm), but the usual process for them to send items to market is to pick on the Monday – leave in the coolroom until the Wednesday, they transport it to the market on the Thursday, and it goes up for sale on the Friday or Monday at the wholesale market. When we get it out to our customers the Tues-Fri that it has been picked (before it even hits the wholesale market for sale to retailers!!) We’re getting the produce between 3-7 days before the wholesale markets even […]
January 28, 2017

Organic Farmers & Market Report – 28th January, 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  This last week was an interesting one. We had such a great variety of organic fruit and veg early in the week, but by the time the public holiday came around, we were struggling, especially with fruit for the value boxes. Luckily we had a good amount of stone fruit. It is towards the end of the season, so does need to be eaten quickly and put into the fridge straight away. When there is a public holiday, we can no longer give an extra day to order. The market and the farm need notice to get everything that we have ordered. Especially when they are likely to carry less produce in stock. Bananas are still a bit hit and miss in availability. We’re missing them too – they’re a staple in most houses, so we totally understand the disappointment […]
January 20, 2017

Organic Farmers & Market Report – 20th January 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    Another week and the market is absolutely brimming in vibrant colour this week! I am SO happy – Grapes are back!!!! Once you taste these beauties – you will be instantly transported to cloud nine. Pop one in your mouth, and let the taste overwhelm your senses.. SERIOUSLY – they’re like healthy candy. Their sweetness is out of this world!! Pineapples have also returned – huge and juicy  – you just want to lick the plate ( I won’t tell! ) Most are ready and ripe right now! Ready to eat when they get delivered to your door. Mangoes have made a return – delicious and tangy – great idea to get a tray and freeze for your summer smoothies! Cantaloupes (rockmelon) are also back – they’ve been extra sweet and yummy this year! Local strawberries available. Carrots are […]
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

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 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, […]