We have discovered a unique opportunity to supply European avocados on a minimum of 10 months of the year. Therefore we can reduce the food miles on this product and not being reliant on a product harvested when still immature to enable it to survive a long sea journey by container. This will improve the flavour and increase customer satisfaction. We will use our chosen for taste brand with this product. Please click here for more information
Be Organic's recent trip to South Africa to vist the farms where all of our summer soft citrus comes from.
Andrew and Head Chef Jeremy Lee; from Quo Vadis at The World Marmalade Awards press morning Jeremy is the new judge in the artisan awards categories. For more information on the awards please see the link below. http://www.dalemainmarmaladeawards.co.uk/
Long awaited new season, Ruby Red Moro blood oranges from Scilly. The crop was unaffected by the recent spectacular eruption of Mount Etna. Always a refreshing way to start the New Year.
The Development of Steenbok farm is a major project and investment in the future of organic farming in Eastern Cape South Africa.
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2016 South African Butternut Season
The internal quality colour and taste has been exceptional this year, due to a very hot and long South African summer. The product has arrived to an empty market and demand has been very high. This is all encouraging for the farms in South Africa as we embark on a huge investment on 450 hectares of virgin bush veldt land. The Steenbok Farm will be planted with butternut squash, gem squash, indigenous pumpkin and sweet potato this September and October ready for export February /April 2017.
South African Citrus Update 2017
The Eastern Cape has experienced a drought since October 2015. It seems extraordinary that they can produce any crop in such conditions. However the Sundays River Valley enjoys the benefit of a canal system that was built in the 1980s and diverts water from the Orange River north of Pretoria and into this region.
The origins of the Victoria plum are not exactly known. It is reputed to have been found in a garden in Alderton, Sussex, by a nurseryman call Denyer who originally named it “Sharp’s Emperor” ...
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Italy seem to have good conditions for citrus in the South and across to Sicily. So we can expect them to be in the market at least until the end of May. There are some signs that the lemons are beginning to get a bit thicker skinned and bordering on the ugly side which will only naturally develop further. First Valencia Lates are ready and they look very good.