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PUMPKIN PATCH

By | Fruit, Produce, Produce Varieties, Sydney Markets, Vegetable, Winter | No Comments

Q: How did pumpkins become associated with Halloween? While they may have started out as cattle-fodder, nowadays the pumpkin features widely in kitchens due to their versatility, shelf-life and cost-efficiency. To meet year-round demand pumpkins are grown in every state of Australia, however nigh on three quarters of the pumpkins consumed domestically are produced in NSW or QLD. In 2010…

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FRUITS OF THE VINE

By | Fruit, Local, Produce, Summer, supply, Sydney Markets | No Comments

Q: What is the French Paradox and what does it have to do with grapes?  In the spirit of the NSW Wine Festival taking place in Hyde Park this weekend, our bulletin this week is dedicated to the world’s fifth largest fruit crop- grapes. While an estimated 71% of grapes are destined to become wine, an impressive 27%, equivalent to…

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FOUR SEASONS IN ONE DAY

By | Autumn, availability, Fruit, herbs, Local, Produce, Service, Spring, Summer, supply, Sydney Markets, Updates, Vegetable, Winter | No Comments

Q: Are seasonal guides redundant now that many produce lines are available year round? Despite all evidence to the contrary, February is the last month of Summer and soon the hot, sunny days (we were supposed to have) will begin to give way to cooler Autumn months. Inevitably, the changing of the seasons brings new fashion and food trends, which…

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THE PITS

By | Fruit, Produce, Produce Varieties, Spring, Summer | No Comments

Q: Where does our Stonefruit come from? The Australian stone fruit season is underway with early season peaches, nectarines and cherries now available. Drupes (stone fruits) are fleshy fruits whose seed is encased in a stone at its centre- peaches, nectarines, cherries, plums, apricots (and almonds) all belong to this family. Stone fruit can be broken down into; clingstone, freestone…

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