We are sad to have to inform you that Daylesford Organics will not be submitting an entry into this year’s Delicious Produce Awards.
In a world of celebrity chefs and chefs hat awards for restaurants, we think it’s wonderful that your magazine has an award that celebrates the producers.
Although the past growing season began with great promise, things soon changed. Our market gardens were flooded three times in four months; and we experienced high humidity, not enough sunshine or warmth, and so much rain we considered building an ark. By the time the locusts arrived there wasn’t anything much left for them to devour.
Last year we submitted a rainbow of heirloom vegetables to be judged. So many colours and flavours, shapes and sizes. This year we don't have any produce to pull out of the ground in the submission time.
We are most disappointed for ourselves as well as for the many other heartbroken farmers around Australia who have been affected by the crazy weather.
We hope the judging of this year’s Produce Awards goes really well. We look forward to sending our entry next year.
With best wishes,
Kate and Brendon