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Market Update for Tuesday 27 October 2015

Posted on: October 27th, 2015 by Brett

In Vegetable and Salad lines;

  • QLD Pumpkin is unavailable and other Pumpkin varieties are scarce. Sweet Potato is better value.
  • Asparagus is in season and nice.
  • Sugar Snaps are scarce. Snow Peas are better value.
  • The quality of most other vegetable and salad lines is generally good and prices are reasonable.

The best value vegetable and salad items are;

  • Brushed (still dirty) and Chats (Small White) Potatoes
  • Sweet Potato
  • Cauliflower and Broccoli
  • Snow Peas
  • Zucchinis
  • Lebanese Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Regular Tomatoes
  • Fennel
  • Asian Vegetables
  • English and Silverbeet Spinach
  • Hydro & Loose leaf lettuce varieties

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 and Buerre Bosc Pears are also available and very good. Nashi Pears have finished for this season.
  • Australian Navel Oranges are still very good. Blood Oranges are also nice.
  • Lemons and Limes are both a bit scarce. Lemons are the best value.
  • Mandarins have finished for this season.
  • Bananas are good and relatively cheap.
  • Mango supply is very light with Northern Territory finishing and Queensland just starting.
  • Peaches and Nectarines have started and the early season fruit is very good.
  • NZ green Kiwifruit are excellent. Kiwi Gold have finished for this season.
  • Strawberry supply is light. Blueberries are nice and relatively cheap.
  • USA Grapes are now available. We will have Green and Red Seedless varieties available which are the best quality fruit. Australian Grapes typically start again in December.
  • Pineapples and Red Papaya are nice and reasonably priced.
  • Rockmelons and Honeydew melons are good but still a bit expensive.
  • Watermelons are also good and prices have started to ease.
  • Passionfruit are scarce and very expensive.

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.