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Market Update for Tuesday 28 February 2012

Posted on: February 28th, 2012 by Brett

Most of our regular vegetable and salad lines are good and reasonably priced with the following exceptions:

  • Asparagus is imported and becoming expensive.
  • Brussels Sprouts are unavailable.
  • Asian Vegies, Beetroot, Celery, Spinach bunches, Cos Lettuce and most herbs are inclined to be more expensive at the moment with the weather affecting growing conditions.
  • Hass Avocados have finished for now. We will be using Shepard Avocadoes while Hass are unavailable.

The best value vegies are:

  • Brushed Potatoes (still dirty) or Chats (small white).
  • JAP and QLD Pumpkin.
  • Corn
  • Broccoli and Zucchini
  • Red and Green Capsicum
  • Tomatoes (all varieties)
  • Hydro Lettuces and loose leaf mixes

In Fruit,

  • New season Gala, Bonza and Red Delicious apples have started and are the best apples. Stored Pink Lady and Granny Smith apples are still available. Keep apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • New season Williams Pears are available and good value.
  • Australian Valencia Oranges and Ruby Grapefruit are in season and good.
  • Australian Lemons are available again. Limes are in season and good value.
  • Bananas are very good and relatively cheap.
  • Italian Kiwi Fruit are in season. NZ Kiwi Fruit have finished for now.
  • Strawberries and Blueberries are struggling with the weather and prices are up. Raspberries are unavailable at the moment.
  • Grapes (Red and Green Seedless) are still very good.
  • Peaches, Nectarines and Plums are nearing the end of their season.
  • Lychees and Figs are in season with some nice fruit available.
  • Passionfruit are patchy and becoming expensive again.
  • Seedless Watermelon, Rockmelon and Honey Dew are good and reasonably priced.
  • Topless Pineapples are unavailable. We will have a some regular Pineapples available for Thursday.
  • Red Papaya is available and nice. Yellow Papaw is unavailable at the moment. 

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, Northbridge, North Willoughby, Pymble (West side), Roseville, Roseville Chase, St Ives (South), Turramurra (West side), West Lindfield, West Pymble and Willoughby on Thursday afternoon.