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, […]
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. […]
November 10, 2016

Organic Farmers & Market Report Melbourne – 10th 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:   It’s been a little while since our last farmers report as things have been so steady and there haven’t been many changes. This week sees the introduction of mangoes and stone fruit! They are still quite expensive, so I would hold off for now unless you’re really craving them! Brown onions, strawberries, and watermelons are back – and they’re sooooo delicious – probably the best year we’ve had so far! Green capsicum. nashi’s and fennel have now finished. Great pricing on zucchini, potato, juicing carrots, cucumber, beans, broccoli and bananas! You’ll be seeing a noticeable increase in the box sizes this week as these are all items we regularly put in! Time to start planning some bulk cooking I think! The Report from the Melbourne Market: Available: Avocado, Banana, Ruby Grapefruit, Valencia Oranges, Watermelon, Strawberries, Mango, Peaches. […]
October 14, 2016

Organic Farmers & Market Report 13/10/2016

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: 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, […]