Summer is definitely the time for fresh fruits in Tasman Nelson region. I’m a real fan of peaches nectaraines apricots pineapple strawberries blueberries…all cut up and combined into a fruit salad.
But …where do you find the best and freshest fruit salads? Over the years I have frequented Lowes orchard in Brightwater, but they have unfortunately have had to close their orchard shop (too much theft). They do however sell at the two Nelson markets, one on wednesday 8-30 to 1-30 and the big and busy guy on Saturday. You can find more details here on whats on Nelson
I also often drop in to The Big Berry on McShanes road – these guys make the best fresh fruit ice cream and usually have a superb selection of fresh berries- also pick your own.
But…I need to develop this resource. For example over the last few weeks we have been buying local botsenberries in a small honesty box fridge on Mapua drive. Absolutley delicious. But what about blueberries? Cherries are a bit over now, at least at Ruby Bay cherries. Apples? Stone fruits?