We have a lot of seedlings happening at our place right now, and a number of seed packets waiting in the wings. The fruit trees are either budding, flowering or just finished (SO MANY baby apricots on the Tomcot!)
But there are many people better at growing than us, we're happy to acknowledge that and call on their skills...
Every week we collect great vegetables from Ettrick Gardens, from Janefield Paeonies and Hydroponics, Kakanui Produce and from Oamaru Organics. If you've visited the Otago Farmers' Market you'll be familiar with these growers.
The Vern Paddock Project is just up the hill from us, and they grow Microgreens, sprouts and other leafy greens - thanks guys! Vern Paddock Project is part of Mihiwaka Organics, and they also create herbal teas.
Pauline the Citrus lady has connections with independent farmers in the Gisborne area, which makes for fabulous oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes. So not locally grown, but locally collected... that counts, right? Sadly the citrus has ceased until June next year...we'll be waiting!
Roastery Door is a small coffee roastery in South Dunedin. They supply coffee for the boxes, sourcing PNG fair trade and organic coffee, fair trade coffee from Colombia, and Brazilian beans as well.
Ardross Farm asparagus is finished for the year... it wa sa short season but we made the most of it! I am seriously keen on asparagus...
We have a local beekeeper working on honey in glass jars for us - clover, and a wildflower and Manuka honey too. We've had our first delivery of the honey, and I'm looking forward to the bush honey which is coming some time in January... thanks B L Beekeeping!
Waewae permaculture is another supplier based out our way, and we're happy to share their great produce in the boxes... the Tat Soi was amazing...