October Seasonal Update
Oct 01, 2023
The weather is slowly but surely warming up, and it's looking like it'll be a hot and dry season ahead!
On Our Farms
October means the days are getting longer and warmer, but it's not too hot for our beautiful greens and brassicas to keep growing strong!
Everything growing on the farm is loving the spring weather, with heaps of sunny days a good sprinkle of rain thrown in.
We've been planting juicy watermelon. These sweet melons should be ready for harvest around Christmas or early in the new year in time for when summer really turns the heat up!
We're still harvesting potatoes, kale, salad, lettuce, silverbeet, carrot bunches, ginger, broccoli, coriander, parsley, rocket, and basil. As we move more into summer, most of these leafy greens just don't tolerate the Queensland heat, so we'll be resting those paddocks for a short time (or planting more heat tolerant crops, like more watermelon!).
When we can get him to slow down a bit, we get farmer Mick to do regular farm updates videos and share all the latest photos and events too! To stay up to date on everything that's happening on our farm, follow us on Instagram or Facebook.
The period between winter and summer fruit can be a sticky one, but we still have a heap of tasty fruit on offer!
We're going to try to squeeze in one last citrus order from Neil and Tanya out at Gayndah! Their citrus fruit is our favourite, so if we can get it for you we will.
Blueberries are here and they are absolutely incredible! The season for these beauties tends to be fairly short, so enjoy them while you can. Local strawberries have unfortunately finished up for the season. For the time being, we still have plentiful supply of both Wurtz and Hass avocados, though they will likely be finishing up soon.
Last season apples are plentiful, and they are crisp and tasty! The new season will start after Christmas, but don't let that deter you from enjoying these gems all the way through. Varieties we're enjoying include mostly Pink Lady, Galas and some Granny Smiths.
Both papaya and bananas are going strong and should only get better as it gets hotter!
Everyone's talking about mangoes and watermelon, but they're not here quite yet! They tend to really take off in November or December as the weather heats up, so hold on just a few more weeks for your first juicy mango of the season.
This year has been a great one for veggies, and it's not over yet!
As it heats up, much of our supply will start to come from down south. As growing conditions have been fairly good, this transition should be pretty seamless!
Some great news is that asparagus has started!!! The new season crop is tender and sweet, and it should be available for a few months.
We're still enjoying beautiful silverbeet, curly kale, black kale, choi, baby spinach, plus lettuce and salad!
Carrots, both orange and yellow, are plentiful, as are onions and zucchini.
We still have a good supply of tomatoes from Noosa Reds, but as the weather warms up that will slow. Cucumber, beans, capsicum and eggplant are looking beautiful and these will continue to increase in supply as summer rolls in.
Beans, brussel sprouts, broccoli, and baby broccoli are all still in good supply and looking absolutely amazing.
As the month goes on, the supply of pumpkins, cabbages and celery will slow.
There are lots of potatoes on offer, both sweet potatoes and regular. In fact, some absolutely amazing Dutch Creams are still being harvested from our local Sunny Coast farm!
As always, if you have any questions about seasonal availability simply shoot us a message or ask our team at market :)
We're starting to think about Christmas (it's not that far away now!) and are doing our best to make sure you have access to the best certified organic fruit & veg to feed your loved ones over the holidays.
Thank you for supporting your local farmers!