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Market Update for Tuesday 16 December 2014

Posted on: December 16th, 2014 by Brett

In Vegetable and Salad lines;

  • Australian Asparagus is finishing and a bit expensive.
  • Broccoli is more abundant and back to a normal price
  • Zucchinis are plentiful and cheap
  • English and Baby Spinach have been smashed by the recent storms and are unavailable.
  • The quality of most other vegetable and salad lines is good and prices are reasonable

The best value vegetable and salad items are;

  • All Pumpkin varieties
  • Brushed (still dirty) Potatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchinis
  • Capsicum
  • Celery
  • Button Mushrooms
  • Snow Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Asian Vegetables
  • Hydro Lettuces and Salad Mix

In Fruit;

  • Pink Lady, Sundowner, Red Delicious and Granny Smith Apples are all still available and good. Gala Apples are finishing up. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • We have sourced a few more Packham Pears as a carry over. New season Williams Pears normally commence in late January.
  • Australian Navel Oranges have finished. ┬áSummer Valencia oranges have started and are good.
  • Limes are scarce and prices have firmed up again. Lemons are expensive and currently imported from USA.
  • Bananas are plentiful and cheap.
  • Queensland Mangoes are underway and nice. We will have discounted trays of Mangoes available throughout the Mango season.
  • Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, Plums and Cherries are in season with some nice fruit available. We will have discounted trays of Yellow Peaches and Nectarines and boxes of Cherries available throughout the season.
  • Lychees have also started and are nice.
  • New Zealand Green Kiwi Fruit are still available and will continue until Christmas.
  • Strawberries are nice with the Victorian season underway. Blueberries are also nice but prices are firming.
  • Australian Green Seedless Grapes have started and are very good.
  • Topless Pineapples, Red Papaya, Rockmelons, Watermelon and Honey Dew Melons are all in season and nice.
  • There are some good Passionfruit are available again.

Other Items,

  • Try our Free Range Eggs, Dates and Honey.

Order your home delivered fruit and vegetables before 8:30 pm on Wednesday for delivery to Artarmon, Castle Cove, Castlecrag, Chatswood, Chatswood West, East Killara, East Lindfield, Gordon, Gordon East, Gordon West, Killara, Lindfield, Middle Cove, Northbridge, North Willoughby, Pymble (West side), Roseville, Roseville Chase, St Ives (South), Turramurra (West side), West Lindfield, West Pymble and Willoughby on Thursday afternoon or evening.