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Market Update for Monday 1 May 2017

Posted on: April 30th, 2017 by Brett

In Vegetable and Salad lines;

  • Hass Avocadoes are starting and will replace Shepard.
  • Chinese Cabbage, Rocket Bunches and English Spinach are unavailable due to weather spoilage. Cos and Baby Cos lettuces are available again.
  • Tomatoes are scarce and very expensive.
  • Most other vegetable and salad lines are good but generally more expensive due to short supply.

The best value vegetable and salad items are;

  • Brushed (still dirty) Potatoes
  • Qld Pumpkin
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Zucchini
  • Green Capsicum
  • Lebanese Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Salad Mix

In Fruit;

  • Pink Lady, Gala, Red Delicious, Fuji and Granny Smith Apples are available and very good. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Packham Pears have started and are very good. Nashi Pears are also in season.
  • We have finished up Australian Valencia Oranges due to supply issues and will have USA Navels available instead. Australian Navels will start soon.
  • New season Yellow Grapefruit are available and are very good. Ruby Grapefruit are unavailable.
  • Imperial Mandarins are now in full swing.
  • Lemons are cheaper and Limes are still good value.
  • Bananas are good and quite cheap.
  • Australian Kiwifruit are in season. The fruit is typically firm and tangy.
  • Strawberries and Blueberries are out-of-season and only fair.
  • Grapes are nice and prices are reasonable.
  • Plums have finished.
  • Pineapples are excellent and Papaya is still nice.
  • All melons are good. Rockmelons are smaller at the moment.
  • Passionfruit are available and nice.

Other Items,

  • Try our local Hornsby Heights Honey which again rated well at this year’s Easter show.

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.