June 29, 2016

Organic Farmers & Market Report Melbourne – 29/06/2016

The Organic Butler News: Produce has started to tighten up due to the cold winter weather, heading up slightly in price, and is becoming less available, as it is in higher demand. I hope you have been forgiving of the produce over the past week, some produce may have been blemished (we are aware of the leafy greens, corn, and mushrooms), and was not in as perfect condition as you are used to. Bear with us, we are all doing our best to adjust to the new season. The last week made us really reassess our priorities. We are looking at our systems and finding solutions to work WITH the weather and what we can control. We will be ordering smaller amounts more often to try and help our farmers keep up with the demand, and spread our orders over a few days. This means that the availability of the produce will increase and we should get more of the items we have ordered. Fingers crossed. It won’t affect our community in ordering or delivery days, but you should see a slight improve in the quality. This of course is a priority to us, and we do what we can, where we can, to work with nature. It can be tricky though, so we really appreciate your understanding and patience 🙂 And of course your support.   This week my top pick is mandarines. Delicious, moreish and they’ve come down in price. Its just about the only thing that that has reduced this week! I also highly recommend grabbing a value box this week as some items will be limited. I have reduced the variety of […]
June 25, 2016

Organic Market & Farmers Report 25/06/2016

The Organic Butler News: Here comes the winter blast of cold weather- wind, rain, hail, sleet and snow all forecast for the next few days, time to rug up and stay warm. The best time is now to get home delivery – who wants to go out into that? The Lost Acre Farm Eggs are back in stock – we are ALL rejoicing and we have a great supply this week. Ray had to buy some eggs from the shops this week, and he said there was no way they could even compare in taste… he is so elated he has taken 4 cartons of The Lost Acre Farm eggs for our household! Tangelos are back in season – another one of those fruits that we hang out for all year! So juicy and delicious. They are still in limited supply as everyone at the market will be after them! Cabbages are my top pick for this week – half price! Mandarines and avocadoes are also super cheap and great eating! Everything is beautiful quality. The boxes are extremely bountiful and overflowing and will be like this for the entire winter season! A great time to get your friends/family on board. Referrals: Did you know – you will receive $5 store credit automatically every single time one of your friends/family place an order after clicking through from your unique referral URL (once you place your order – scroll down the bottom of the thank you page to share yours now!) Environment: We are trying to be as environmentally friendly as we can as a business. […]