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Farm Tour - Crossie's Cados

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Farmer Andrew Crossman shows us his first avocado block. 

Farmer Andrew Crossman shows us his first avocado block. 

This week Chef Phil and I were treated to a tour of the farm where we purchase our zucchini flowers, and when in season, avocados. Crossie's Cados is a business run by Andrew Crossman, located just outside of Torrumbarry, Victoria. 

Andrew hopes to hold an open day in the coming months to show cafes & eateries the variety of produce on offer. Members of the public can usually find Crossie at the monthly Echuca Farmers Market once avocado season starts (end of May/June 2017).

Thank you for showing us around your little piece of paradise Crossie!

The finished product: zucchini flowers, tomato jam, chickpea batter, wild rocket. 

The finished product: zucchini flowers, tomato jam, chickpea batter, wild rocket. 

Video - The Creamy Avocado

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I should have known that our avocado dish would be the most popular.

It's familiar, it can be eaten for breakfast or lunch, and, it's bloody tasty! The pesto on crispy sourdough is the perfect base for creamy avocado. 

I was lucky enough to secure a few deliveries of avocados from nearby avocado farm Barham Avocados before their season of Hass varieties finished. I never knew avocado trees could grow so big! 

Check out more in the video below.