Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Produce List 15th August 2018

Produce arriving tomorrow is:

Mixed Bags

Bananas - 22 boxes of 18kg

Broccoli - 12 crates of 25 count

Kumara - 8 crates of 20 kg

Courgette - 15 boxes of 10kg

Red Onions - 7 crates of 20kg

Apples (Pacific Queen) - 17 boxes of 17.5kg

Oranges - 14 crates of 20kg

Capsicum (yellow) - 4 crates of 20kg

Notes: More bananas than normal this week so folk will get around 1.4kg per order. Kumara is commercial grade - misshapen but yummy. Courgette showing some signs of dehydration but all good to eat. Some Red Onions sprouting to check through and remove before calculating how much folk get.

Prices saving make buying the above a great deal.

Extra $5

Parsnip - 2 crates of 20kg

Carrots - 3 crates of 14kg

Mushrooms - 2 boxes 

Monday, 26 February 2018

Produce price Breakdown

Here’s how we spend the $13 that you pay for your fruit and veges

Cost of fruit and vegetable from market         $9.20
Buyer cost (FoodTogether)                                $1.00
GST                                                                       $1.53
Fixed costs - freight, bags, rent, admin           $1.27
TOTAL                                                                 $13.00

There isn’t much margin in each bag for costs!
(Less than 10%)

Those of you who pay $1 more, that is at your hubs discretion and typically covers delivery.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

CSFVC Communications Team

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Produce order for 17 January 2018

Hi Everyone - here is what Craig has written for us today:
Interesting days for produce with these strange weather events.
Courgette should be abundant but instead is rather expensive. Growers in Nelson are struggling with unusually high temperatures, as are growers in the south of the South island.
However…Canterbury is doing pretty well. I wonder if global warming might turn the Canterbury region into the new Nelson.

Anyway…the market still has a good variety on offer.
Tomorrow you will receive:

Bananas -11 boxes of 18kg loose
Lettuce - 20 crates of 10 count
Tomatoes - 12 rates of 14kg
Pineapples - 23 trays of 9 count
Plums - 18 boxes of 10kg
Carrots - 8 boxes of 20kg
Spring onions - 8 crates of 25 count

Extras $5 option
Courgette (yellow) - 2 crates of 4 kg
Corn - 1 crate of 42 count
Radish - 2 crates of 15 bunches