Every week the price of organic fruit and vegetables change twice to reflect what is happening in nature and in the industry. Things like weather, pests, over or under production, supply and demand, and harvesting conditions can all affect the pricing. The Organic Butler believes in transparency, so each week, we write a report – an insider scoop, to let you know what has happened throughout the week. This is just a way to help you connect back to nature, to the food you eat and to the people who grow it. It helps to have an understanding of why things aren’t available all year round, and what you can expect from the quality from week to week.
From The Organic Butler:
There are a few changes to the delivery schedule this week. This is the last week we are delivering before we take a very short 1 week break!
Be sure to place a bigger than usual order this week to make sure your don’t run out the week we are closed.
We hope you were all happy with your Christmas orders.
What we received this week past changed so much from what we had ordered, so you may have noticed that your boxes were a little light on this past week (the value was still the same or more as previous weeks- just more gourmet items!)
The reason for this is that the market had not taken on as much fruit and veg as they usually would from the growers as they are closed for 5 days over the Christmas period.
You can imagine that if they did, they would have lost a lot of unsold stock at this time, so I think it was a smart move on their behalf. However, it made things quite difficult for us to pack orders, making sure that everything was full and abundant, but we did the best job we could.
The week ahead looks to be much the same, but at least we have had some pre-warning so can plan accordingly.
Variety is down. But prices remain steady.
We hope you have an excellent Christmas! We appreciate your support and understanding of market fluctuations, and look forward to serving your families in the New Year!
The Report from the Melbourne Market:
Avocado, Banana, Valencia Oranges, Passionfruit, Blueberries,Watermelon, Strawberries, Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines, Cherries, Rockmelon, Kiwi.
Green Beans, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Corn, Snow Peas, Potato, Mushrooms, Beetroot, Cucumber, Zucchini, Pumpkin, Cherry Tomato, Cabbage, Brown Onion.
Head across to the shop now and place your order for next weeks deliveries!