Orders for our all-Tasmanian fruit and veg boxes are now open for March

Orders for our all-Tasmanian fruit and veg boxes are now open for March! 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.

  • 1st March
  • 8th March (note 11th is a public holiday)
  • 15th March
  • 22nd March
  • 29th March

March is the beginning of autumn, and generally is the last hurrah of warmer weather in Tasmania. Apples and pears are being picked, and autumn raspberries start to appear, whilst blueberries and strawberries continue to be available. Cabbages and cauliflower aren’t far away, and we’re looking forward to sharing the fennel with you that Maurice from Dendra Market Gardens planted as a trial crop for us earlier in the year; we’re hoping his celery won’t be far behind either! While hot-house tomatoes and capsicums continue to be plentiful, winter veg like parsnips and celeriac are also starting harvest.

We’re hopeful that we’ll be able to sustain our fruit supplement for the whole of the month of March, and in good news, we’ve been able to drop the price of locally grown Avoland avocados to $7.5 for a half kg (i.e. $15/kg) – a great reason to add these to your regular box order while they’re available! Sadly, however, supply of local chick peas has dried up; we’ll see what we can do to rectify this but it may be quite a wait.

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 and existing 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.

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

*Photos are examples of boxes from March 2018 which will broadly reflect what’s seasonally available this January.