Backyard Bounty all-Tasmanian Vegie box: 16th September

14292315_10154653113036337_5761526458996560910_nWe’re now three weeks into our two new box types – the $25 budget box and the $35 organic box – and the logistics are finally starting to fall into place a little better! Both boxes have been well received – about 20% of boxes distributed this month have been one of the new types – and we’ll definitely continue these for the foreseeable future. We’re also looking forward to working with you, our customers in the medium-term future to redefine and refine the existing $20, $30 and $40 boxes so they suit your needs even better than before.

hobart-city-farm-500x350We’ve always had a handful of organic producers – certified or otherwise – in our wonderful “stable” of growers, but it’s been great to begin to both reach out to new growers and reconnect with old ones to ensure that the new organic boxes aren’t just ethically sourced, but are also tasty and enjoyable to cook with! This week we’ve been able to source some great carrot bunches and rhubarb from Hobart City Farm, a community project based in St John’s Avenue. Hobart City Farm is a chemical-free urban farm based on permaculture principles, and we’re really pleased to have them on board! We’ve also been including a few items from our own backyard – a few lucky people have received some of Mrs BB’s warrigal greens, red sorrel, miners’ lettuce and more over the past few weeks. It’s a pretty quiet part of the calendar for Tasmanian growers, especially organic ones, so we’re really excited for how good these boxes are going to be come November and December!

Our $20, $30 and $40 boxes include produce sourced from growers right across Tasmania of all sizes and types – this week’s box includes a beautiful array of freshly harvested produce from Richmond Farm, along with hothouse cultivated mint and red kale from Hills just outside Devonport, onions from Scottsdale (across the North-West Tasmania produces around a quarter of a million tonnes of onions every year!), and a hearty half kilo of certified organic oats from the lovely Lauran and Henriette from Kindred Organics. We might not have mangoes and bananas, but we’ve got a pretty amazing array of food being grown in the smallest state of Australia.

Here’s the full list: