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Market Update for Tuesday 14 August 2018

Posted on: August 14th, 2018 by Brett

In Vegetable and Salad lines;

  • Loose corn is more abundant and nice so we have stopped pre-packed corn.
  • Telegraph Cucumbers are unavailable due to quality concerns. Lebanese Cucumbers are nice but pricey.
  • Eggplant is also scarce and expensive.
  • Most other vegetable and salad lines are good and prices are reasonable.

The best value vegetable and salad items are;

  • Qld Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potato
  • Brushed Potatoes and Chats
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Zucchini
  • Red Capsicum
  • Avocadoes
  • Celery
  • Leeks
  • Regular Tomatoes
  • Fennel
  • Asian Vegetables
  • Silverbeet Spinach
  • Salad Mixes and Hydro Lettuces

In Fruit;

  • Rockmelons and Honeydew are smaller at the moment but good. Watermelons are struggling with the cold so we have stopped them for now.
  • Pineapples (Gold Topless) are very nice.
  • Papaya is nice again and back on our list.
  • Navel Oranges, Blood Oranges, Ruby Grapefruit and Lemons are all in season and at their best. Limes are less abundant and prices have tightened.
  • Pink Lady, Gala, Red Delicious, Fuji, Jazz and Granny Smith apples are available and very good. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Bananas are good and reasonably priced.
  • Packham, Beurre Bosc and Nashi Pears are nice.
  • Mandarins are excellent. The best mandarin varieties are now imperial hybrid‚Äôs (Amigo this week – easy peel, very few seeds and very sweet). Afourer Mandarins and Tangelos are also very good.
  • Australian Grapes have finished. USA Grapes have started with Menindee Green Grapes the best at the moment.
  • New Zealand Kiwifruit and Kiwi Gold are available and excellent.
  • Strawberries and Blueberries are nice.
  • Passionfruit are also nice.

Other Items,

  • Try our Medjool Dates, Honey and Free Range Eggs.

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.