Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dam weather!

The rivers are breaking their banks...dams spilling over... water is covering the roads. But, with a break in the downpour, Pipers River cows finally get a chance to admire their own reflections!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Juice It

Leftover carrots and parsnips? Hilbarn box customers Tim and Joanna invested in a juicer to get optimum usage from their produce box.

Why Hilbarn?

Here's your answer to David Penberthy's defense of Australia's supermarket duopoly in today's Weekend Australian. The Punch columnist writes:
"Ask yourself this. If a woman (sic) has 90 minutes to pick up one kid from school and the other from child care and drop kid No.1 at soccer practice and then do the shopping with kid No.2, pick up kid No.1 again, then get home and throw dinner together in time for the arrival of the domestically challenged man in her life, what is she going to do?
"Get a quaint wicker basket and stroll up the high street, loyally visiting the butcher, the baker, the greengrocer and the continental deli, or tear into Woolies and chuck a couple of hundred bucks' worth of stuff into a whopping great trolley in one frantic hit?"
No, David, there are other ways. Like ordering a weekly box of home delivered hilbarn fresh produce - or maybe get a more helpful spouse...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gail's Kale

New in this week's box, cavolo nero (or Tuscan cabbage) - a staple of Tuscan cooking. Click on the headline for inspiration from the ABC's The Cook and the Chef.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Food Miles

Hilbarn fresh produce is sourced each week from local growers and producers within a 2 hour travelling radius of Launceston.

At Your Door

Hilbarn home delivery is simple:-
Step 1. Pay for your box subscription.
Step 2. On Monday morning (weekly/fortnightly) we will deliver your hilbarn box fresh to your doorstep.
Step 3. We'll text you when it's arrived.

If you're already a convert to hilbarn (providers of best quality, local and in season fruit & veg) spread the word!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fresh Eggs

New to hilbarn boxes: these eggs (all shades from pure white through to honey brown) were laid by happy free range hens and collected in the past couple of days. So fresh (their shells have signs of the farmyard!) that a simple wipe before use is recommended.