On your blocks for the 2014 Achacha season

January 4, 2014

The main harvest started last Friday and 20 pallets are expected to leave the plantation next Tuesday headed for Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne wholesale makes for distribution to retailers.  A pallet to Adelaide will follow soon. (More text to follow)

Achacha to Food Bank Brisbane

April 30, 2013

We are very happy to know that the boxes were put to good use. Achacha travels to Balmoral High where it is consumed for school breakfasts, The Sisters of the Missionary of Charity used their boxes as an addition to meals of the homeless and food parcels to families in crisis in the Valley area. Pastor Kerry … Read More >>

January News

January 10, 2013

While things are progressing well at the Achacha plantations and we’ve been working very  hard on some new things, the season has been topsy-turvy. The fruit is almost ready to start harvesting.  Many varieties of mangoes and other tropical fruit in the region were late too and some crops have been very low, which is … Read More >>

Joel Salatin’s Master Class

April 27, 2013

Recently we had the good fortune to attend Joel Salatin’s farm masterclasses in Kiama. The three full days were well organised by Milkwood Permaculture.  These included a day on general sustainable farming, one on incorporating chickens on the farm and the other on cattle on the farm. Joel became well known when the film Food … Read More >>

Sydney Easter Show

March 30, 2013

On Saturday 30th Achacha will present a demonstration in the main kitchen of the Food Pavilion where we will show how to take the pulp off the seeds using the Thermomix, how the Achacha Thirst Quencher is easily made from the skins and each person attending will be given a sample of the drink along … Read More >>

Sydney French Film Festival

February 27, 2013

There has been a wonderful array of French Films showing in Sydney in March.  The opening film, Haute Cuisine, presented the true story of a French chef, Daniele Delpeuch, and how she was appointed as the private chef for former french President Francois Mitterrand, a gormand. Everyone leaving the film complained of hunger pangs! As … Read More >>

Ready Steady Achacha!

February 8, 2013

Achachas are now appearing on retail shelves in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, a month later than usual due to climatic conditions. With an increasing demand the season is off to a good start.  Each year the Achacha fan-base has swelled, organically. The fruit originates from the Bolivian Amazon Basin.  The white pulp has a … Read More >>

Achacha Update – March 2013

March 31, 2013

Recently we had the good fortune to attend Joel Salatin’s farm masterclasses in Kiama. The three full days were well organised by Milkwood Permaculture.  These included a day on general sustainable farming, one on incorporating chickens on the farm and the other on cattle on the farm. Joel became well known when the film Food … Read More >>

Achacha Update – February 2013

February 8, 2013

Achachas are now appearing on retail shelves in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, a month later than usual due to climatic conditions. Today we even had a report and photo of the Achacha in Harrods of London’s food hall.  With an increasing demand the season is off to a good start.  Each year the Achacha … Read More >>

January news

January 10, 2013

While things are progressing well at the Achacha plantations and we’ve been working very  hard on some new things, the season has been topsy-turvy. The fruit is almost ready to start harvesting.  Many varieties of mangoes and other tropical fruit in the region were late too and some crops have been very low, which is … Read More >>