The autumn rain and winds have most definitely arrived and the trees have switched on the ‘change colour’ button. But we’re having some beautiful crisp, sunny days which I’m going to enjoy while they last. Don’t forget your scarf!

Don’t miss out: The green beans are almost finished so don’t miss out on buying the last harvests for freezing. The zucchini and tomato plants are getting low on energy now so enjoy the very last of these summer veges. There are still decent fresh berries available – no complaints there!

Just arrived: Celeriac and kale! (I can hear the enthusiasm) And take this opportunity to take your first bite into this season’s juicy new apples: crunching into freshly picked apples is one of life’s little pleasures. And there’s a LOT of apples in Holland to crunch through! Perfectly paired with (wild) hazelnuts.

Plentiful: The gorgeous autumn vegetables are YUM at the moment. There’s lots of sweet corn to keep munching away on. The greens are still going strong: spinach, silverbeet, cabbages, broccoli. More potatoes are on the way and the carrots are super fresh now too. Get stuck into cauliflower and all colours of beetroot.  And there seems to be no end to the pumpkins.

Autumn fruit doesn’t get any better than blackberries and plums. Together with the arrival of new harvest apples and pears, there’s more than enough for celebration!

Coming soon: The first pears have just appeared but most of the popular Conference pears should be ready in the coming weeks, along with the stewing pears. The mushrooms are taking their time this year….


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