Fruity and fragrant. This shrub is made with abundance we foraged ourselves. Juicy ripe mandarins picked at sunset by Genna in her backyard and young pine needles that we gathered from Katrina’s farm.
Traditionally shrubs were used to preserve fruits and herbs when in abundance for later, reducing food waste and preserving nutrition. This shrub really is made in this spirit, capturing what we have growing in abundance now and preserving it for later (or until sold out).
Radiata pine is native to what we now call California. Introduced to Australia in 1870 as a fast growing multipurpose timber, it grows a little too well in the Northern Rivers and outside of plantations is considered a weed. Radiata pine is valued in traditional medicine for its high vitamin C and used for respiratory and conditions.
Like all our limited edition seasonal shrubs, Mandarin and Pine is only available here online or from the Lovemore Fermentary in Lismore.