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Market Update for Tuesday 24 February 2015

Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by Brett

In Vegetable and Salad lines;

  • Asparagus is now imported and expensive.
  • Chinese Cabbage and Bok Choy are unavailable due to supply and quality issues. Baby Bok Choy is still available.
  • Cauliflower and Button Mushrooms 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
  • Broccoli
  • Beans
  • Zucchini
  • Green Capsicum
  • Lebanese Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Leeks
  • Snow Peas
  • Regular Tomatoes
  • Hydro Lettuces and Salad Mix

In Fruit;

  • New season Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious and Granny Smith Apples have started and are very good. Pink Lady and Sundowner Apples will be unavailable for now until the new season fruit starts. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • New season Williams Pears have started. Williams Pears turn a golden yellow as they ripen.
  • Summer Valencia oranges are in season and good value.
  • Limes are abundant and relatively cheap. Lemons are still expensive but back to Australian fruit.
  • Bananas are good but prices are up due to short supply.
  • Mangoes have deteriorated so we have finished them until next season.
  • There are still some nice Peaches and Nectarines available but they will finish soon.
  • Plums are very nice and quite cheap.
  • Lychees have finished until next season.
  • Italian Green Kiwi Fruit are now available. The fruit is slightly tangy and firm.
  • Strawberries and Blueberries are quite good.
  • Australian Green and Red Seedless Grapes are in season and very good.
  • Pineapples are scarce due to the cyclone in Northern Queensland.
  • Rockmelons have tightened up and are more expensive this week.
  • Red Papaya and Honey Dew Melons are nice and reasonably priced.
  • Watermelon is becoming scarce and expensive.
  • There are some nice Passionfruit 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.