How are you all going? To be almost in the middle of the year, we have been reflecting back on just how much has happened collectively for us since the beginning of the year. We hope you've all had a chance to pause, to catch up with loved ones and to get some good sunshine on your skin.
Now that we have a full plate of veg, the more exotic varieties are coming in to add some extra pizzazz!
Bonnie and Luke from Lunar Farms have Dwarf Siberian Kale, a Russian variety kale with the smaller leaves suitable for salads and the larger leaves good for cooking. We extend a warm congratulations to Bonnie, Luke and Rexy on the new addition to their family, little Freddy was born on the 3rd of June.
Who can resist the romantic Sunset Pearls from Bob Raabe, these perfectly starchy potatoes are great for chipping and baking, so delicious!
The carrots will be in short supply due to the rain, the muddy ground makes it too hard for them to be harvested. This gives us an opportunity to pop in a mixture of other items into the set boxes this week.
Ladyfingers where are you??
Ben Vanderbyl's buttery lady fingers will not be available this week. The cold weather and drought has slowed down ripening in the Northern Rivers Region which results in bigger gaps between harvests. His neighbour who was packing 200 boxes/week this time of year is down to 15/week. Ben lives at Upper Main Arm, backing onto the national park there, earlier this year the fires came right up to his property line, we are lucky and grateful that his farm is still thriving.
We encourage you to take consolation in the absolutely rich taste of the Dried Organic Mango from Ron Bartley in Northern NSW.
This week we have Barambah Feta on special, the marinade is our favourite as it is such a flavour winner for all meals and snacks. Further to this, Silverbeet and Rainbow Chard have been added to the Specials list, as well as Oats and we have kept the 300g Nucifora Tea on special for another week.
Have an enjoyable weekend!
The Food Connect team