Backyard Bounty all-Tasmanian Vegie box: 6th September

This week we’re excited to welcome back Brandsema’s cherry tomatoes! The Brandsema family had a bit of a tough year last year – finding themselves in the fruit fly quarantine zone meant selling their fruit (yes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant are fruit) within the state became very difficult, and in the case of eggplant, impossible. Thankfully, with sufficient time elapsed since the last sighting of fruit fly in Tasmania, this year is looking a lot better, and we’ll be enjoying not only their cherry tomatoes, but also their capsicums, eggplants and even chillies!

Whilst September is officially the beginning of spring, the shift from winter to spring produce realistically tends to be spread over the next few months. This week’s heirloom pumpkin from The Old Farm will sadly be the last for the season (although the grey pumpkins from Moore’s Farm Fresh should be available for a fair few more weeks), and cauliflower and Brussels sprouts will wind up soon too.