Last week… heavy frost, this week rain, warm nights and Friday set to be the hottest July day ever. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3104″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So this is climate change and yet another challenge for us farmers growing outside in ‘natural’ conditions.
But the baby spinach has come good and the rocket is booming along; the blood oranges loved the frost and now the warm weather has really improved their flavour. Look out for juice or buy a few to make your own.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3105″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]All the citrus is pumping and we have a range of the “weird and wonderful” for marmalades and preserves. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3106,3107″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The rain has also created the right conditions for the local pine mushrooms (saffron milk cup “lactarious deliciousus”). They usually start in May but it was too warm and dry then so another climate change hiccup brings them to us in July![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3108″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you haven’t tried them we will have plenty especially at Taylors Square market.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3109″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We will have plenty of broccolini, a real delicacy; also great winter veg, normal broccoli, caulies large and baby, cabbage and beautiful sweet swedes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”2452″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]And we still have pumpkin… Queensland Blue for roasting and Jap for soups and mash.
Have a good week and see you at the market.