There's no public holiday for farmers!
Hapi took off to the farm early this morning to get a start on the picking for the week. Late Jan early Feb we find the insects proliferate (same happens around the end of August). It seems to be a natural part of the swing in seasons. Even though we do have 4 season per year, for us we really have just 2, a hot season and a cold. Crops start swapping now as some end their life and others get planted in preparation for autumn and winter.
The leafy greens were struggling last week so we may not have many for the boxes. There's plenty of herbs, pak choy, zucchini, eggplant and daikon instead. Only this morning I was reading a recipe online where someone had grated daikon into meatballs instead of sweet potato, and another used them as a potato substitute for salad. If you are unsure what you have received, or need a recipe, don't hesitate to get in touch!
As for the rest in the boxes read on below...
Summer Bargain Box • $30
Potatoes*, onion, cucumber, carrots*, broccoli*, snow peas, tomato, zucchini*, mushrooms, salad mix, Swiss chard*, a herb*, shallots*, bananas, stone fruit, oranges* and watermelon*.
Summer Salad • $30
Daikon*, onion, cucumber, carrots*, capsicum, zucchini*, tomatoes, cabbage, shallots*, baby salad leaves mix, lettuce*, a herb*, mushrooms, apple*, lemon and lime.
Summer Essentials • $30
Potatoes*, onion, cucumber, carrots*, zucchini*, capsicum, tomatoes, daikon*, Swiss chard*, shallots*, eggplant*, a herb*, mushrooms, baby spinach, pumpkin*, and lemon.
Summer Fruit • $30
Pineapple piece, grapes, watermelon* piece, bananas, kiwi, apples*, stone fruit selection, oranges*, berries, lime and mint*.
Summer Flavour Pack • $12
Lime, lemon, garlic, ginger, purple onion, chilli, kaffir lime leaves*.
Disclaimer: Occasionally box packing doesn't go quite as planned. A good dose of rain or humid weather, or even power supply issues, can affect our crops and supplies. We reserve the right to swap contents under these circumstances.