Wet weather warning for produce!

Wet weather warning for produce! Wet weather warning for produce!

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We just wanted to check in, the weather has been pretty drab recently across Australia and we wanted to keep you updated on how this will affect your produce. Severe weather warnings have been issued in all the major growing regions along the East Coast while Perth has also experienced record-breaking rain. Most of Australia has been drenched and it looks like the wet and stormy weather is sticking around for a little longer! Unfortunately, it is not a good time for farmers trying to harvest their crops.

Lines likely to be affected: Spinach, rocket, iceberg, cos lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, zucchini, tomatoes, herb lines & berries.

Tips to keep produce fresh:

  1. Dry the produce thoroughly when it arrives
  2. Cut off roots (these are prone to becoming slimy and soft)
  3. With iceberg – remove the outer layers, pat dry the rest of the lettuce and cut off the root
  4. Cut off any bad parts of the produce (ie soft, wrinkly part on the zucchini)
  5. Put into a sealed container and straight into the fridge (Crisper section if possible)
  6. Eat sooner rather than later (within 3 days!)

Mouldy Berries: Berries can be prone to getting mouldy in poor weather, especially when we experience heat followed by drizzle or rain. Once you harvest a strawberry for example, they heat up because they have lost their natural transpiration cooling system. Then, if they get wet, BOOM. You've got mould. Since strawberries grow almost directly on the ground, they can be prone to collecting more dirt etc in their pores.

Tips to keeping berries good: Once your berries arrive, take them out the punnet and dry them off with a paper towel. Find any of the softer, sadder looking berries and definitely eat these first! To keep the rest, pop them in a sealed Tupperware and pop them in the fridge. Eat them sooner rather than later!

Rest assure, were at the markets every morning selecting the best produce from the best growers out there, we just wanted to give you some tips on how to keep your fruit and veggies lasting a a little longer!

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We just wanted to check in, the weather has been pretty drab recently across Australia and we wanted to keep you updated on how this will affect your produce. Severe weather warnings have been issued in all the major growing regions along the East Coast while Perth has also experienced record-breaking rain. Most of Australia has been drenched and it looks like the wet and stormy weather is sticking around for a little longer! Unfortunately, it is not a good time for farmers trying to harvest their crops.

Lines likely to be affected: Spinach, rocket, iceberg, cos lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, zucchini, tomatoes, herb lines & berries.

Tips to keep produce fresh:

  1. Dry the produce thoroughly when it arrives
  2. Cut off roots (these are prone to becoming slimy and soft)
  3. With iceberg – remove the outer layers, pat dry the rest of the lettuce and cut off the root
  4. Cut off any bad parts of the produce (ie soft, wrinkly part on the zucchini)
  5. Put into a sealed container and straight into the fridge (Crisper section if possible)
  6. Eat sooner rather than later (within 3 days!)

Mouldy Berries: Berries can be prone to getting mouldy in poor weather, especially when we experience heat followed by drizzle or rain. Once you harvest a strawberry for example, they heat up because they have lost their natural transpiration cooling system. Then, if they get wet, BOOM. You've got mould. Since strawberries grow almost directly on the ground, they can be prone to collecting more dirt etc in their pores.

Tips to keeping berries good: Once your berries arrive, take them out the punnet and dry them off with a paper towel. Find any of the softer, sadder looking berries and definitely eat these first! To keep the rest, pop them in a sealed Tupperware and pop them in the fridge. Eat them sooner rather than later!

Rest assure, were at the markets every morning selecting the best produce from the best growers out there, we just wanted to give you some tips on how to keep your fruit and veggies lasting a a little longer!

SHOP OUR PRODUCTS HERE