IN SEASON NOW
We have chosen organic Navel Oranges this week as our produce of the week. They are grown in Qld. Did you know? Navel oranges actually grow a second “twin” fruit opposite its stem. The second fruit remains underdeveloped, but from the outside it resembles a human navel—hence the name. Navel are part of the winter citrus family.
Navel oranges are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat, filled with vitamin C, fiber, potassium and low in calories. Consuming navel oranges more often may protect against heart disease, cancer and diabetes while also helping to improve memory, blood pressure, the immune system and your overall health.
This week we have Black Sapote as our new addition. Black Sapote is known as chocolate pudding fruit, It is rich in potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, carbohydrates, protein, calcium, dietary fibers and vitamin A and C while containing minimal fat. It has zero cholesterol and therefore very good for the heart and overall health. Grab them while they are still here!
This week we have started a new pack of our organic salads punnets from Coolibah, we are using less plastic with this pack and they are recyclable!
Back in stock this week we have; broad beans, organic rhubarb, organic sweet corn, organic red cabbage, and organic yellow squash. Cara cara oranges and tangelo are starting to kick in the supply this week. We will see blood oranges in couple of weeks’ time!
There will be more specials at the end of the week so stay tuned to us! If you haven’t already done so, subscribe to our weekly email.
WHAT'S NOT SO HOT
Unfortunately this week we have very limited supply of sugarsnap peas, this is due to our grower being hit by heavy frost in Qld affecting the crop. Some other lines that has been affected by current weather conditions are; green beans, zucchini, snowpeas and sweet corn. This can generate limited supply at the market and may result in price increases. Our team always do their best to supply enough stock during the hard growing conditions.
In addition, some of our herb lines have been affected too. They are smaller in bunches and the supply is very limited, though the quality is still good. Herbs are very susceptible to weather especially the cold nights. The cold results in the ground not maintaining enough warmth which stimulates the herbs to grow this lack of warmth means the herb stops growing. This condition is currently affecting our basil, coriander, chives, tarragon, organic mint and organic coriander.
The good news is there are lines that we have plentiful of. They’re excellent quality & good value such as; bananas, kiwi, mandarins, lettuce, kale, fennel, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflowers, baby broccoli, spinach and potatoes.