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Market Update for Tuesday 31 March 2015

Posted on: March 31st, 2015 by Brett

In Vegetable and Salad lines;

  • Button Mushrooms are in short supply and expensive.
  • Cauliflower and Broccoli are also expensive this week.
  • New season Australian Shepard Avocadoes have started but supply is light. Hass Avocadoes have finished for now.
  • Fennel has started and is nice.
  • 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
  • Eggplant
  • Zucchini
  • Green Capsicum
  • Lebanese Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Leeks
  • Snow Peas
  • Regular Tomatoes
  • Asian Vegetables
  • Hydro and loose leaf lettuce varieties

In Fruit;

  • New season Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious and Granny Smith Apples are picking now and are the best apples. Pink Lady Apples will start again soon. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Williams Pears are finishing and Packham Pears will start next week.
  • We are using USA Navel Oranges as our No.1 oranges but have sourced some good Australian Valencia 2nds in 3kg bags as a cheaper alternative.
  • Lemons and Limes are both readily available and reasonably priced.
  • Mandarins are beginning to appear in the Market but the fruit is too sour just yet.
  • Bananas are good but more expensive this week.
  • Plums are nice and quite cheap. Peaches and Nectarines have finished for this season.
  • Italian Green Kiwi Fruit are finishing. Australian Kiwi Fruit will start soon.
  • Strawberries and Blueberries are quite good.
  • Persimmons are in season and nice. The fruit is a sweet, non-astringent variety that can be eaten firm or soft.
  • Australian Green and Red Seedless Grapes are in season and very good.
  • Pineapples, Rockmelons, Honey Dew Melons and Red Papaya are all good. Rockmelons are the best value this week.
  • Watermelon is also nice and reasonably priced.
  • Passionfruit are good and relatively cheap 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, 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.