Gday all,

Thing are slowly coming to a close here on the farm. I just harvested the last variety of plum and am halfway through the last apples. That, in combination with the final few varieties of pear, will see us through to the end of the fruit season.

Sam has finished his internship and has headed back to Melbourne. He was a hard worker and a big help over the fruit season but now it’s back to me at the reins (mostly).

Some of you may not yet know that I am not going to be renewing my lease here at the Co-op at the end of June. I haven’t had the capacity to post an ‘official’ blog about it but I have a draft waiting to be completed… Suffice to say for now that we have found some new emerging farmers to take on the lease and two (of four) of them have been coming to the farm every Tuesday to help out and get their heads around what is involved.

There’s still plenty of details to be finalised so as that happens we will keep you informed via the newsletter. I’m excited to be moving on to new things and they are keen to get their hands dirty and deliver some excellent fruit to the community.

This week you’ve got some coveted Fuji apples. They are one of my favourites and this is the first time ive managed to get them through to harvest in any sort of quantity. They were massively affected by kangaroos but I saved just enough to get some out to you.

The Pink Ladies were harvested a little earlier than I would have liked so that I could save them from roos, so they are a little tart. Half of them remain on the trees so hopefully the sweetness and colour will improve a little before I pick them too.

Cheers, Ant.

What’s in the box?

  • Plums – Angelino
  • Apples – Fuji
  • Apples – Pink Lady

Total value 3kg: $28
Total value 4.5kg: $42

See here for descriptions and tasting notes on some of the varieties.