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Market Update for Tuesday 19 August 2014

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by Brett

In Vegetable and Salad lines;

  • Beans and Brussels Sprouts are in short supply and more expensive at the moment.
  • Corn is available again and quite good.
  • Cauliflower is more abundant and cheaper this week.
  • The quality of most other vegetable and salad lines is good. Generally, prices are holding firm with the cold & rain slowing production.

The best value vegetable and salad items:

  • QLD Blue Pumpkin
  • Brushed (still dirty) and Chats (Small White) Potatoes
  • Sweet Potato
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant and Baby Eggplant
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Red & Green Capsicum
  • Leeks
  • Button Mushrooms
  • Snow Peas
  • Regular Tomatoes
  • Asian Vegetables
  • Hydro Lettuces and Salad Mixes

In Fruit;

  • Pink Lady, Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious and Granny Smith Apples are all available and good. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Packham, Beurre Bosc and Nashi Pears are also available and good.
  • Australian Navel Oranges and Tangelos are in season and at their best. We will also have Blood Oranges available this week.
  • Afourer Mandarins have started and are very nice. They are easy to peel, sweet, very juicy and have not many seeds. Imperial Mandarins have finished for this season.
  • Lemons and Limes are good. Lemons are starting to get cheaper again.
  • Bananas are very good but prices are up slightly.
  • New Zealand Green Kiwi Fruit are in season and are excellent. We will also have Kiwi Gold from this week.
  • Queensland Strawberries are in season and are very good. Blueberries are also quite good.
  • We will have only Red Seedless Grapes from USA available this week. All Australian Seedless Grapes have finished for this season.
  • Quinces have finished for this season.
  • Topless Pineapples, Red Papaya, Watermelon, Rockmelons and Honey Dew Melons and all good and prices are reasonable.
  • Passionfruit are scarce and more expensive at the moment.

Other Items,

  • Try our Free Range Eggs, Dates and Honey.

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