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Where's the fruit?

November 3, 2019 By Serge Simic

So at this time of year people often ask me why there isn't much variety of fruit in their organic box.

And the answer is pretty simple.

In our region at this time of year, there isn't much fruit around!

We're pretty lucky here in Victoria that in summer there is a huge abundance of fruit, from apricots, nectarines and peaches, to grapes, pears and cherries.

But in the colder months, we're limited to things like apples and citrus fruits.

And you know what? That's the beauty of eating with the seasons.

In winter there's not much around, but in summer we get to indulge in all those goodies that we've been hanging out for all year.

Of course, over winter I could source fruit from Queensland or the NT, but we really believe in eating local food with low food miles wherever possible.

The other great thing about eating local and seasonal food is that you get stuck into preserving summer's bounty.

At the end of summer we love to make jam and dehydrate fruit, so we can keep enjoying those summer fruits throughout winter.

What fruit are you looking forward to this summer? And do you have any preserving projects on the horizon? Let us know!

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