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Birdsong Beginnings

By April 10, 2017The Balance

Our first season is just about half way through!

(Photo: ‘Hand grenade corn’ as my daughter named it. By the way, corn is now finished for the season)

Thanks to all of you who have been out here supporting us and trying out the veg. Mostly it’s been pretty impressive (you’ll get differing opinions there though, as Rick is a pessimist and I’m an optimist). I think all that’s been achieved here is incredible, but he tends to look around and see how much is still incomplete or lacking!

We’re loving eating so much seasonal organic produce, and I’m noticing the boost in my energy levels because of this. For almost 2 months I’ve been naturally waking around 3-4am almost every morning, but not getting tired throughout the day!

Another interesting thing we noticed about the produce is that it has a longer shelf life than some of the supermarket counterparts. The beans in particular have been amazing. We’d harvested a large crate of them and the cold room still wasn’t complete, so we had to leave them inside at room temperature. I told Rick that one night at room temperature sends beans limp. But some of those beans were out for 3 days and they didn’t go limp! (By the way, we don’t sell you older produce like that, we pick fresh for orders, but I used those older beans in bone broth and other recipes at home)

The Brix reading on the beans was 6!! For beans, this is excellent. I’ve also had a few people comment on how long the beans lasted in the fridge…easily a week or more, yet supermarket beans tend to go slimy in the fridge within 3-4 days.

You may of noticed the website can be a bit difficult to use. We have played with this a lot, and yet it doesn’t always behave. Especially the product page. So we’re very sorry if you’ve tried to make a web order and struggled to make sense of it. We also have repeatedly updated the product page, and the updates don’t always go through to published status. So, in the meantime, if you want to know the latest product availability, then email me at racheal@birdsongmarketgarden.com.au

I write up a weekly product list and send out to regular customers, so if you want to be on that list, just email me and let me know.

During these easter school holidays we are open mornings as well as afternoons. As soon as school goes back we’re back to Sunday-Friday afternoon opening hours. BUT, if you really need to do a morning pickup during school term, give us a days notice with your order and try to come before 8:30am and we can manage it. I start teaching at 8:30am and it can be very disruptive to have people arrive during lessons…and Rick’s usually working in the garden mornings, so it’s just not the best time for us!

If any of you who’ve tried to veg have testimonials/comments you’d like published, let me know 🙂

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