Goodness to eat

As we've just moved we can't harvest anything yet, but our friends at the local farmers market are getting our love and attention. 

My organised personality inspired me to create this Winter Goodies Cheat Sheet to help keep me on track when writing the shopping list.

What in season in Adelaide:
  • Apples, 
  • beetroot, 
  • broad beans, 
  • broccoli, 
  • brussel sprouts, 
  • cabbage, 
  • carrot, 
  • cauliflower, 
  • celery, 
  • grapefruit, 
  • Jerusalem artichokes, 
  • kiwi fruit, 
  • leeks, 
  • lemons, 
  • lettuce, 
  • limes, 
  • mandarins (imperial), 
  • onions, 
  • oranges (navel), 
  • parsley, 
  • parsnips, 
  • pears, 
  • potatoes, 
  • rhubarb, 
  • silverbeet, 
  • snow peas, 
  • spinach, 
  • spring onion, 
  • turnips 
Source: Food connect Adelaide, a fabulous business model that unfortunately couldn't continue.
If you want a simple in season fruit and vegetable chart/list for Australia, Vegetarian Victoria have a great one, which is also perfect for printing and sticking on your fridge. 

In the Orchard
It's cold. It's wet. It's muddy. It's grey. So it's no wonder that it's hard to get motivated for anything in winter. BUT I'm kicking off this quest to create an edible garden in winter. We're starting out from scratch. Eek! It's a little daunting but I'm determined to eat seasonally, locally and most importantly nutritiously. 

Winter is a great time to start as it's the time of the year when we start over with the soil. So to do so this our small orchard and veggie garden needs:
  • Clearing and digging over garden beds.
  • Adding compost of the extremely rotted kind! 
  • Order our trees, which I'll post about soon.
  • Setting up a space for the chickens - yes chickens!
Imagine the chickens future home & some grafted fruit trees!

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