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AUTUMN HARVEST

By | Autumn, availability, Fruit, herbs, Local, Produce, Produce Varieties, supply, Sydney Markets, Updates, Vegetable | No Comments

Q: How long is the rain likely to last?   Summer is officially gone and with it go the luscious stonefruits, berries and tomatoes that characterise Sydney’s summer menus. So what can we expect from Autumn 2012? Sydney’s tropical (read: rainy) summer has taken its toll on local produce (especially ground grown crops- herbs, asian vegetables, tomatoes) however consistent supply…

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CHERRIES ON TOP

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Q: What does it mean to ‘cherry pick’ something?  This weekend, Young, NSW, the birthplace of the Australian Cherry Industry, is hosting the 62nd National Cherry Festival. First commercially planted in 1878, Young accounts for 60% of the total cherry production in NSW. While NSW and VIC have traditionally been the cherry capitals of Australia, Tassie is hot on their…

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A FLOWER FOR EVERY OCCASION

By | Food Trends, Produce, Spring, Summer | No Comments

Q: Are there any flowers that are better left off the plate??    The food service industry is just as vulnerable to ‘trending’ as fashion retail or twitter. While we may not update our dining habits as regularly as we tweet, social trends undeniably influence what appears on the menu. Edible flowers are a prime example of how cultural trends…

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HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?

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Q: How is it possible to have apples readily available for most of the year? Far from being a ‘forbidden fruit’ there are 2.6 billion apples grown in Australia each year, with the majority being consumed domestically. In recent years the most dominant varieties have been Granny Smith and Pink Lady™, which between them accounted for approximately 55% of total…

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