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Market Update for Monday 1 February 2016

Posted on: January 31st, 2016 by Brett

In Vegetable and Salad lines;

  • Cauliflowers are struggling with the heat and expensive.
  • Snow Peas are scarce. Sugar Snaps are more abundant and better value.
  • Avocadoes are very scarce, small and expensive.
  • Dill, English Spinach and Rocket bunches are unavailable due to poor quality.
  • 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
  • All Pumpkin varieties
  • Sweet Potato
  • Corn
  • Beans
  • Zucchinis
  • Green Capsicum
  • Lebanese Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Regular and Cherry Tomatoes
  • Hydro & Loose leaf lettuce varieties

In Fruit;

  • Australian Valencia Oranges have started and are very good. USA Navel Oranges are also available.
  • Lemons are scarce and expensive. Limes are more abundant and better value.
  • Pink Lady, Gala, Sundowner, Fuji, Red Delicious and Granny Smith Apples are all available and good. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Bananas are good and relatively cheap.
  • Packham Pears are still available and the best pears. New season Williams Pears will start soon.
  • Mangoes are past their peak and supply is light. We will have discounted trays of Mangoes available throughout the season.
  • Peaches, Nectarines and Plums are in full swing and very nice. We will have discounted trays of Peaches and Nectarines available throughout the season. Apricots and Cherries have finished.
  • NZ Kiwifruit have finished and Italian Kiwifruit are now available. The Italian fruit are quite tangy.
  • Blueberries are in season and nice. Strawberries are scarce, expensive and just average quality.
  • Australian Grapes are in full swing and excellent.
  • Pineapples and Red Papaya are very good and reasonably priced.
  • Rockmelons, Honeydew melons and Watermelons are also good and reasonably priced.
  • Passionfruit are available and relatively cheap.

Other Items,

  • Try our Free Range Eggs, Dates and Honey.

Order your home delivered fruit and vegetables before 8:30 pm on Monday for delivery to Asquith, Beecroft, Berowra, Berowra Heights, Hornsby, Hornsby Heights, Mount Colah, Mount Kuring-gai, Normanhurst, North Turramurra, North Wahroonga, Pennant Hills, Pymble (East side), South Turramurra, St Ives, St Ives Chase, Thornleigh, Turramurra, Wahroonga, Warrawee and Westleigh on Tuesday afternoon or evening.