IN SEASON NOW
Cantaloupes are our top pick this week, and they’re organic! Locally grown in Victoria, cantaloupes are commonly known as muskmelons, mush melons, rock melons and persian melons. They are a member of the botanical family Cucurbitaceae, along with honeydew and watermelons.
The high water content helps ward off dehydration and combats the heat while their refreshing taste provides a guilt-free, low maintenance dessert for kids and adults alike. The mildly sweet and juicy flavour of cantaloupe makes it a perfect fruit for the warm weather.
Apart from being sliced and simply enjoyed, cantaloupe is traditionally paired with prosciutto, for a modern twist add some goat’s cheese or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
THIS WEEKS BEST
- Organic Swiss Brown Mushrooms
- Organic Squash
- Organic Zucchini
- Organic Cherry Tomatoes
- Organic Jap Pumpkin
So many newbies to mention this week coming from Rammarro Farm we have; Okahijiki punnets (Japanese saltwater plants), Friggitello Peppers, Padron De Peppers, White Radish as well as baby French Breakfast Radish.
WHAT'S NOT SO HOT
The heat we had in January continues to affect some of our produce. Crops affected have been strawberries, beans, peas, snowpeas, sugarsnaps, cauliflowers, broccoli, celery, as well as our delicate herbs which are very sensitive to hot weather. This generates very limited supply at the market and causes price increases. Our team is doing the best to supply enough stock during this hard growing condition for our growers.
The good news is there are lines that we have plentiful are excellent quality and of course good value, such as; pineapple, cantaloupes, watermelons, plums, grapes, oranges, limes, cucumbers, lettuce, and potatoes.