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Market Update for Tuesday 28 April 2015

Posted on: April 28th, 2015 by Brett

In Vegetable and Salad lines;

  • Button Mushrooms are in short supply and expensive.
  • There are some nice Cauliflowers available again but they remain expensive.
  • Brussels Sprouts have started and are good value.
  • Oak Lettuces, Choy Sum, White Turnips and Rocket Bunches are unavailable this week due to supply and quality issues.
  • 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
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Zucchini
  • Green Capsicum
  • Lebanese Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Regular Tomatoes
  • Loose leaf lettuce varieties

In Fruit;

  • New season Pink Lady, Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious and Granny Smith Apples are all now available. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Packham and Buerre Bosc Pears have started and are very good. Nashi Pears are also now available.
  • We are using USA Navel Oranges as our No.1 Oranges but have sourced some good Australian Valencia 2nds supplied loose and in 3kg bags as a cheaper alternative. Australian Navel Oranges will start soon.
  • Lemons and Limes are both readily available and reasonably priced.
  • Imperial Mandarins are very good, abundant and cheap.
  • Bananas are good and prices are easing.
  • All stone fruit has finished for this season.
  • Australian Kiwifruit are in season and nice.
  • Strawberries and Blueberries are good but expensive.
  • Quinces are now available.
  • Australian Green seedless grapes have finished. Red Seedless Grapes are still available and very good.
  • Pineapples and Rockmelons are nice and good value at the moment. Red Papaya is also good. We have stopped Honeydew due to quality and supply issues.
  • Watermelon is nice and reasonably priced.
  • Passionfruit are available and good.

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.