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Market Update for Tuesday 27 January 2015

Posted on: January 27th, 2015 by Brett

In Vegetable and Salad lines;

  • Asparagus is now imported and expensive.
  • Broccoli, Button Mushrooms, Avocadoes and Iceberg and Cos Lettuce are in short supply and expensive.
  • The quality of most other vegetable and salad lines is good and prices are reasonable

The best value vegetable and salad items are;

  • Jap & Qld Pumpkin varieties
  • Brushed (still dirty) Potatoes
  • Egg Plant
  • Zucchini
  • Red and Green Capsicum
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Leeks
  • Snow Peas
  • Regular Tomatoes
  • Asian Vegetables
  • Hydro Lettuces and Salad Mix

In Fruit;

  • New season Gala Apples have started and are nice. Pink Lady, Sundowner and Granny Smith Apples are still available and very good. Red Delicious Apples will be unavailable until the new season fruit starts. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • New season Clapp Pears have started and are good. They will ripen quickly.
  • Summer Valencia oranges are in season and good value.
  • Limes are abundant and relatively cheap. Lemons are expensive and currently imported from USA.
  • Bananas are good but more expensive this week.
  • KP Mangoes are still available and good. We will have discounted trays of Mangoes available throughout the Mango season.
  • Yellow and White Peaches and Nectarines are in season with some nice fruit available. We will have discounted trays of Peaches and Nectarines available throughout the season.
  • There are some nice Plums available. We have stopped Cherries and Apricots due to quality issues.
  • Lychees (small seed) are in season and good.
  • Italian Green Kiwi Fruit are now available.
  • Strawberries and Blueberries are a bit scarce. They won’t hold as well due to the hot and humid weather.
  • Australian Green and Red Seedless Grapes are in season and very good.
  • Topless Pineapples, Red Papaya, Rockmelons, Watermelon and Honey Dew Melons are all in season and nice.
  • There are some nice Passionfruit are available this week.

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.