It’s always nice to know that you are supporting local growers. The Packham Pears we sell are grown by the Apted family in Arthur’s Creek. They have been farmers for five generations, and their orchard is only 35km from the wholesale market, that’s about as local as you can get.
At this time of the year, the summer fruits have finished, now it’s time for those winter staples: apples, oranges, pears, mandarins and kiwi fruit. All are new season, and recently off the tree.
As for vegetables, broccoli and cauliflower are from Werribee; celery, leeks, spring onions, kale, baby cos lettuce and silverbeet are from the Cranbourne/Clyde area; and brussels sprouts are grown in Ferntree Gully.
That’s all pretty local.
Speaking of local, Geoff’s a local of the Dandenongs, and he’s slowly building up a loyal band of customers in Bayswater, Boronia, Rowville, Wantirna, Ferntree Gully, Tecoma, Belgrave and Upwey. Many have commented that they can really notice a difference in freshness.
Thanks for your support!