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

13221655_10154286941571337_3722464119015516849_nOrders for our all-Tasmanian fruit and veg boxes are now open for May! 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.

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Winter’s not far away, and with it we’ll say farewell to a range of summer and autumn produce – zucchini, corn, avocado, most fruits – and root vegetables, leafy greens, brassicas will become a much larger part of our seasonal diet, along with items that store well, such as apples, pears, pumpkin, potatoes, nuts and onions. Thanks to modern technology, the season for tomatoes, capsicums and cucumbers from hydroponic growers 18APPETITEBOX-master1050like Cracknell tomatoes, Elato, Tassie Pride and others will continue until winter proper, much later than would have been possible in days gone by.

Grains have always been a staple part of a seasonal winter diet, and in addition to Kindred Organics oats (now reduced to $2.5) and quinoa, we’re offering their spelt flour and gluten-free buckwheat flour. In addition to the usual stoneground sourdough and crumpets, we’re adding Corey’s croissants as weekly offer (they were very popular at Easter!) and Manna Bakehouse will be baking soft, white bread perfect for lunchbox sandwiches fresh each week for just $4 a loaf. Speaking of lunchboxes – one of the great ways of preserving the seasonal bounty of summer is dehydrating, so we’re offering Forager Foods freeze-dried fruit snacks. And for the grown-ups, we’ve got Sloe Paste from McHenry distilleries, a delicious gin-infused flavour explosion perfect for any serious cheese-platter. The table below lists all optional add-ons with prices – the range has expanded quite a lot!

price range

p04w46spWe’re also offering bulk buys on a range of fresh items that won’t be around for much longer, if you want to get preserving or just indulge in a last-minute binge: saucing tomatoes from Cracknells are now just $25, strawberry seconds are $20 for a 4kg tray, and avocados are $16 per kilo.

Please email backyardbounty.vegiebox@gmail.com to order for May 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!