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Flowerdale Farm Sydney Launch

Flowerdale Farm Sydney LaunchThis month Flowerale Farm officially launched our new Stand in the Sydney Markets. Located at Australian Global Marketing, Store A56-57 with Alex and Matthew Helou, the Stand stocks all your favourite Flowerdale Farm lines including Foliette, Edible Flowers, Microgreens, Australian Natives and Petite Veg.

James and Lily Rattray are currently in Sydney assisting with the launch and meeting chefs and wholesale clients. Please feel free to drop by and say hello. They would love to show you our new Foliette range which has been inspired by a French fashion for larger, wild-foraged leaves.

Flowerdale sales manager Krissy Cseke will be based at the Sydney stand from the 4th October to help with product selections and to answer any questions you may have regarding our extensive range. Please contact Krissy on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Sydney wholesale orders and inquiries.

 

New Foliette Variety: Petite Foraged Salad

Petite Foraged SaladThis month we are excited to add several new varieties to our Foliette range including: Petite Begonia Leaf, Petite Salad Burnet and Petite Foraged Salad.


Petite Foraged Salad is a seasonal mix of our best Foliette edible leaves and flowers. Expect a variety of leaf and flower colours and textures and a flavour profile which ranges from fresh to zesty. Create an individual look for each plate with this sophisticated collection of bespoke leaves and blooms.

 

New Foliette Variety: Petite Salad Burnet

salad burnet folietteThis month we are excited to add several new varieties to our Foliette range including: Petite Begonia Leaf, Petite Salad Burnet and Petite Foraged Salad.


Petite Salad Burnet is a member of the rose (Rosaceae) family which offers a clean, cucumber-like flavour. This attractive leaf has a rounded shape with toothed edges. Use Petite Salad Burnet as an alternative to Borage flowers in sweet or savoury applications.

 

New Foliette Variety: Petite Begonia Leaf

begonia leaf folietteThis month we are excited to add several new varieties to our Foliette range including: Petite Begonia Leaf, Petite Salad Burnet and Petite Foraged Salad.


Petite Begonia Leaf is a glossy vibrant green leaf with a crisp texture and an intense juicy lemon flavour. The leaf has a lightly serrated edge and a gentle blush colouring on the underside with delicate red veins. It pairs well with dairy based flavours including sour cream and cream cheese and can be used to contrast and complement fish and meat dishes.

 

New Seasonal Products: Savoury Edible Flowers

With Spring upon us now is the time to enjoy the seasonal range of Savoury Edible Flowers currently available through the Glenora Heritage Produce Collection. Savory varieties available this year include Broad Bean Flowers, Brassica Flowers, Rocket Flowers and Chive Flowers.


Broad Bean Flowers are available in both white and crimson and possess a strong, sweet, green pea flavour. Broad Bean Flowers are best used whole and have a surprising crunch in the flower kernel. Use them as an ingredient in salads and savoury dishes such as couscous and pilaf or as a flavoursome garnish for meat dishes.

 

Brassica Flowers are dainty yellow blooms with distinctively strong, peppery, sometimes bitter character. They are a perfect garnish to add a peppery hit to pasta, rice and egg dishes and combine well with red and white meats. Brassica Flowers can also be used as a flavouring ingredient to create creative savoury sauces.

 

Rocket Flowers are the bloom of the popular salad green Rocket. This element of the plant, in contrast to the leaves, has a distinct nutty flavour. Delicate in appearance, Rocket Flowers have 4 wing-shaped cream petals, textured with dark veins. They are a tasty addition for pâté, terrines, soft cheeses and hors d'oeuvres. Or a great garnish for red meat dishes, soups and frittata.

 

Chive Flowers are striking round purple blooms with a profusion of tiny petals. One of the best ways to use this bloom is to pull the flower heads apart and scatter the petals over savoury dishes to add a delicate onion flavour. Chive Flowers add great flavour and finish to soups, cream sauces, potatoes and egg dishes.


Broad Bean Flowers, Brassica Flowers and Rocket Flowers are all currently available by the bunch and are in very good supply. Chive Flowers will become available in the coming weeks and will bloom throughout spring and early summer. All Glenora products are picked to order so please ensure orders are received to Flowerdale Farm by 8am each Tuesday or Friday.

chive-flowers  rocket-flowers  brassica flowers  broadbean-flowers-white Left to Right: Broadbean Flowers, Brassica Flowers, Rocket Flowers and Chive Flowers