Blueberries

Varieties

Blueberries require expertise and ideal conditions in which to grow. Our farmers use a variety of blueberry plants to ensure optimum quality can be obtained. Our agronomists work closely with farmers to select plants that produce great tasting berries, but that are sustainable and best suited to local conditions.

Health Benefits

Blueberries are extremely high in antioxidants and have often been referred to as a ‘superfood’. They can help prevent cancer and heart disease and are perfect for diabetics, due to being low GI. Blueberries contain a variety of health essentials such as iron, vitamin c, potassium and zinc.

Storage

Blueberries should be stored in the refrigerator and eaten within a week from purchase. They can also be frozen and added to desserts and smoothies.

Raspberries

Varieties

The Coffs Coast provides good conditions for the growing of raspberries. Our farmers consult with our agronomy team to ensure their raspberry plants are of the highest standard and suited well to our climate.

Health Benefits

Raspberries are high in in vitamins A, C and E.  They contain antioxidants, that have been linked to the reduction and cure of cancer and the reduction of inflammation and the signs of ageing.

Storage

Raspberries should be stored in the refrigerator and eaten within 2-3 days. They can easily be frozen for later consumption.

Blackberries

Varieties

Blackberries are a newer addition to Oz Group and have enjoyed a new-found popularity with consumers. Our farmers in conjunction with our agronomy team, source varieties that produce flavoursome berries and are well-suited to our area, making them a great addition to any household diet.

Health Benefits

Blackberries contain a lot of nutrients including vitamin A, C, folate and fibre. This means blackberries can help prevent cancer and heart disease. They have also been linked to the prevention of the signs of ageing.

Storage

Blackberries should be stored in the refrigerator and eaten within 2-3 days. They also freeze well if handled carefully.

Rural Store

Oz Group’s rural store plays an integral part in the supply of products for our growers and the public. Our store located in Woolgoolga stocks a wide range of products to help any grower or farmer succeed. We only stock the highest quality products and most respected brands.

Visit the team at Woolgoolga for specialist advice and service.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 5pm
Saturday: 6:30am – 12 noon

Location:
10 Featherstone Dr, Woolgoolga NSW 2456

Phone:
02 6654 7119

Email:
store@ozgroupcoop.com.au

Mini Cheesecakes

750g cream cheese

300ml of thickened cream

1 lemon

1 orange

3/4 cup of white sugar

pre-made tart cases (different sizes available at Coles)

1 tsp vanilla essence

Place cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a food processor and blend. Grate rind of orange and lemon and add to mixture. Squeeze juice of the lemon into mix and blend until combined. Whip the cream separately and then fold into the cheesecake mixture. Scoop mixture into tart cases and add delicious Oz Group berries to the top, or for larger cheesecakes, create a coulis. Place in fridge to set.

 

 

Blueberry Pikelets (serves 2)

1 cup of self-raising flour

1 dessert spoon of white sugar

3/4 cup of milk

1 egg

1 punnet of delicious Oz Group blueberries

Add butter and preheat frypan. Add flour, sugar, milk and egg to bowl and mix until fully combined. Stir through blueberries and pour onto frypan into whatever size or shape desired. Once the pikelets start to bubble, flip over. Serve with more delicious berries and maple syrup.

Blueberry, Raspberry and Orange Ice Blocks (makes 6)

3/4 cup of orange juice

1/2 punnet of delicious Oz Group Blueberries

1/2 punnet of delicious Oz Group raspberries

Place desired amount of blueberries and raspberries into ice block moulds (available at major retailers). Add orange juice, filling the moulds. Place lids on moulds and freeze for at least 4 hours. Remove ice blocks from moulds and enjoy.

Blueberry, Raspberry and Yoghurt Ice Blocks (makes 6)

1 1/2 cups of Greek Yoghurt

1 tablespoon of Honey

1/2 punnet of Oz Group Blueberries

1/2 punnet of Oz Group Raspberries

Mix together the yoghurt and honey. Add blueberries and raspberries. You can blend the fruit into the mixture or crush with fork. Add to ice block moulds and freeze for at least 2 hours. Remove ice blocks from moulds and enjoy.