Orders for our September all-Tasmanian produce boxes are now open!

Orders for our all-Tasmanian fruit and veg boxes are now open for September! To place an order, just let us know by email (backyardbounty.vegiebox@gmail.com) what box type* and optional add-ons you’d like on each of the following dates. If you’re ordering for the first time or you’re changing your delivery/pick-up status you’ll need to specify which of these two options you’d prefer when ordering. New customers are also welcome to order a single box to try the service first, and as an added incentive, delivery (normally $5 extra) is free with your first box. Delivery is available in a wide range of areas, and we also offer third-party delivery to locations in the Huon and the east coast.

• 1st September
• 8th September
• 15th September
• 22nd September
• 29th September

September is the beginning of spring, but paradoxically it’s actually the beginning of one of the leanest periods of the year in terms of local availability of produce, as winter crops start to bolt to seed but spring crops like asparagus, artichokes and broad beans haven’t had enough sun to really start moving. The so-called “hunger gap” that is usually disguised in supermarkets with produce imported from interstate or even overseas is actually, however, a great time of year to enjoy the fruits of earlier labours. While garlic starts to send feelers out to the sun after winter hibernation (yes, the garlic you eat is alive!) and last season’s potatoes do their best to hold on until the madness of pink-eye season, nuts, pumpkin and pomes (the generic term for pears and apples) continue to store well, and grains make a great, cost-effective alternative to other fresh carbohydrate sources. The magic of hydroponic technology ensures that herbs are plentiful just as garlic wakes up for spring, along with tomatoes and peppers which aren’t far away.

Traditionally, spring is also a great time to really make the most of your preserved summer fruit – so to celebrate the centuries old tradition of using sustainable technology (heat, sugar, glass) to enjoy berries and stone-fruit when they’re not in season, we’re offering great discounts on a range of our own home-made preserves, made by Mr BB using locally grown produce, in many cases from exactly the same growers we source your fresh fruit from when it’s in season! Whether you’d like to enjoy a delicious smear of fruity jam on your Philadelphia Bakers sourdough, or share your bounty with one of your parents (hint: it’s Father’s day next week and he might not want socks again this year…), why not treat yourself to one or three of the following for $5 each:

Jams:

  • Jumbleberry
  • Mixed berry
  • Apple & Mulberry – sold out, sorry!
  • Blueberry, Pear & Vanilla – sold out, sorry!
  • Blackberry
  • Fig

Or, for a more savoury approach:

  • Burger Pickles – sold out, sorry!
  •  Marinated Mushrooms
  •  Beetroot Relish – sold out, sorry!
  •  Apricot Chutney (regular or extra spicy)
  •  Tomato Sauce
  •  Tomato Kasundi

Please email backyardbounty.vegiebox@gmail.com to order for June or for any enquiries, and we’ll get back to you on Saturday and Sunday after the weekly Thursday-Friday packing and delivering madness is over!

*Please note that we will not be offering our organic boxes for August and September as the range of suitable produce is very limited at this time in the season.