Mostly more of the same news, however, we have some very attractive 454 gm packets of dates in store this week. All the imported grapes are good however again for me its blueberries and mangoes that are filling my shopping basket. Even now near the end of their season, those Mountain Blue blueberries are simply the best. Plus the KPs are better again this week. They have been selling so well that all retailers have struggled to keep enough colour on their shelves. This week supply has caught up with demand and hopefully, you will be able to buy a mango in our stores in exactly the condition you require. The amazing thing is the best is yet to come - it’s indeed a great mango season!
Another excellent vegetable week coming up this week. Our focus at Harris Farm this week will be on fabulous new season brown soil Kipfler potatoes from the Atherton Tablelands (see my pick of the week) and broad beans. Broad beans are quite tricky, most of the local Sydney product is a bit old and hence tough and extremely cheap. The Victorian season lags behind our season and so the product from down south is now at its best. How can you tell? Very hard unless you actually peel a bean. The individual beans should not be overly large, and the skin should be pale green and clean. Any brown spots on the outside skin will indicate older stock. On each pod, the pale green inner skin has a portion where it was attached. If this is dark green then again, not so young. So peeling and then shelling the beans is a bit of work, but the payback in terms of a wonderful taste is massive. They will only be good for another couple of weeks. The asparagus tsunami continues, and there’s lots of leeks, kale and bunches of beetroot this week. More and different snacking tomatoes available also, I hardly ever buy a regular tomato for home anymore.