Avos and oil gift box (photo. Jenni Finn)

Barham Avocados has launched its new online store for the 2014-2015 season with first orders of the Bacon variety to leave the farm on Tuesday 24 June.

Barham Avocados posts monthly subscriptions of its award-winning produce direct to customers in 6-packs, 12-packs or 10kg bulk boxes. This year subscriptions will be capped at 250 packs and 50 bulk boxes.

“The start of the harvest season is my favourite time of year.  We have the most amazing group of loyal customers who love fresh, local produce as much as we do and who share our excitement and anticipation every year.” says Barham Avocados’ Katrina Myers.

As well as offering subscriptions, Barham Avocados’ online store includes its new cold-pressed avocado oil  (hand made on the farm) as well as gift packs and products from fellow local Red Gum Food Group members including Belmont Biodynamic’s rice and Restdown Wines’ verjus.  The Red Gum Food Group is a co-operative of farmers and producers from the Barham-Koondrook region, co-founded by Myers in 2011.

Barham Avocados grows four varieties of delicious avos at Horseshoe Bend, the 800-hectare family farm of Katrina and Tim Myers, located on the banks of the Murray River, just outside the small town of Barham.

The season starts in June/July when you can say ¡Hola! to the Mexican varieties. The Bacon – smooth-skinned, pea-green and nutty-flavoured – is the first cab off the rank, followed by the slender-necked Fuerte in July/August.

The familiar rich-tasting Hass with its rough, dark-green skin that deepens to royal purple as it ripens, is available from September to December, and then Barham Avocados’ specialty: the creamy, emu egg-shaped Reed sees you through the rest of summer from December until February.

Barham Avocados picks and packs fruit for online orders within 24 hours so customers receive produce fresh off the tree. As avocados don’t ripen until they’re off the tree they can be sent safely in the post.

For more information, to place an order and for a full list of stockists visit: www.barhamavocados.com.au