Backyard Bounty all-Tasmanian Vegie box: 15th July

13659072_932935230162392_4223116246780868650_nMrs and Miss BB were lucky enough to have a couple of nights away in the big smoke (leaving Mr BB at home with 24 kilos of cumquats from home-grower Liz to make marmalade with…), and returned with the plane battling 145km winds! The wild and damaging weather has continued to hit our state and our growers hard, making it even more important now to buy local wherever possible. Corey from Philadelphia Bakers was without power due to the wind this week, but luckily this didn’t affect his BB cooking. If you haven’t yet checked out his new shopfront in Taroona – do yourself a favour, there are so many new and tempting options.

This week’s box offers loads of options for a chilly night’s roast, with delicious Jarrahdale pumpkin from The Old Farm at Safety Cove, John’s King Edwards (the king of roast potatoes) and lovely pickling onions perfect for getting all sweet and gooey at the bottom of the  roastpotatoes_92811_16x9roasting tray. Martin drove up close to two tonnes (or four ute-loads in the old measurements) of the aforementioned pumpkin before heading off to warmer climes for the winter, and with 400kg heading out in boxes this week we’re about three-quarters of the way through!

The return of school this week means school lunches – how about mixing it up with kale chips? Mark and Christine’s sundowners are the perfect hit of sugar for the lunchbox too, and the crispness of Southern Fields cos lettuce is perfect for an old-school wrap. And for the grown-ups (or adventurous youngsters) you could pickle some onions and team it with some tasty local cheese and the BB quince paste for a spot of continental-style grazing.

Here’s the full run-down of what’s in the box this week.

15th July