Farmacy Weekly Report 2023 Week #23Snow peas and Sugar Snap Peas back in season!
June and winter have arrived. I was initially excited - I love sitting out in the winter sun, but then my whole family went DOWN... We caught one of the many bugs that are doing the rounds of Brisbane. As we bounce back, I am feeling very grateful to feel slightly more human today and for my body's ability to mend and repair.
Getting sick was a great reminder to continue to take care of myself. Continuing to nourish myself and my family with good food, keeping active, getting sunshine, fresh air, clean water and plenty of rest. In many cultures winter is traditionally a season of stillness, of rest, going inwards and taking time to reflect.
Hope this is also a wonderful reminder for you to do the same.
PRODUCE UPDATE 🍎
Only a month ago we were blown away with having 7 different varieties of potatoes... we now have 12!! 🤯 We've just added Maris Piper, Royal Blue and the beautiful Cranberry Potatoes that have a pink flesh. Did you even know there were that many varieties?!
We're pretty proud of the wide variety of produce we have these days. As anyone would do, we do a sneaky check on other produce providers regularly and we can't find anyone that has as much variety as we do!
Also in season are the crisp, green delight of Sugar Snap Peas and Snow Peas! Bursting with flavor and packed with nutrients, these vibrant legumes are rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that boosts immunity (perfect for this season).
GROCERY UPDATE 🛒
The makers behind the ever popular Great Guts Mayo have just released a range of chocolate: Gevity Sweet Guts Chocolate. These are selling fast as they are sugar free, high fibre, dairy free and gut friendly. It's not like your regular chocolate but we love the taste!
Sugar feeds the bad bugs in your gut so, particularly at this time of year when your want your immune system stronger than ever, it's important to avoid it as much as possible. Luckily there are loads of delicious, healthy alternatives available.
Honey is a great alternative to sugar as it contains a multitude of vitamins and minerals and has also been shown to feed the good bacteria in your gut. We've recently started stocking Pacey Road Honey from Upper Brookfield. These bees have 60 spray-free acres to collect pollen from which enables them to produce a top quality, nutrient-dense, delicious honey. The owners are hoping to soon have Jellybush Honey, Australia's native Manuka medicinal honey. They have planted out hundreds of native Jellybush trees on their property and are excited for them to flower this spring. This will really take their honey to the next level!
Infinite love & gratitude,
Kristen & Trevor and all the team at the Spray-Free Farmacy