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

Orders for our all-Tasmanian fruit and veg boxes are now open for October! To place an order, just let us know by email what box type and optional add-ons you’d like on each of the following dates.

  • 5th October
  • 12th October
  • 19th October
  • 26th October (Please note that this is the show-day week and may be a long-weekend for some of you)

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, along with any items you’d like excluded. 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.

October is the true beginning of spring in Tasmania (although in parts of the Huon valley it’s more like November…). Spring is a time of overlap in the seasonal eating calendar – shoots and leaves that grow slowly or are dormant over the winter begin to emerge (think asparagus, leafy greens), and many root vegetables and brassicas begin to “go to seed”, taking their cue from the warmer weather and longer days to produce seeds and make new plants. Garlic returns to the menu in its fresh form – similar in appearance and texture to spring onions but with that great garlic pungency – and globe artichokes also produce seed heads, with the difference being that it’s the seed head (technically flower) that is actually eaten.

Much of what spring produces is big on flavour but light on nutritional energy – but spring is also the tail end of the more nutritionally dense autumn crops that are stored for later consumption, like apples and pears, potatoes (which also begin their new season around spring, especially varieties like pink eyes, pumpkin, grains and pulses. To complicate the picture further, October is also the beginning of the season for hot-house hydroponic tomatoes – which without the intervention of their heated environment wouldn’t be available til after Christmas.

Please email backyardbounty.vegiebox@gmail.com to order for October or for any enquiries, and we’ll get back to you soon!

*Photos are examples of boxes from October 2017 which will broadly reflect what’s seasonally available this October.