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Market Update for Tuesday 22 March 2022

By Brett,

In Vegetable and Salad lines:

  • Shepard (shiny green skin) Avocadoes are in season.
  • Hydro Lettuces, Kale and Asian Vegetables are unavailable due to weather damage.
  • Herbs are in short supply.
  • Most other Vegetable and Salad lines are good but supply is tight.

The best seasonal vegetable and salad items are:

  • Jap and Qld Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potato
  • Brushed (Dirty) Potatoes
  • Snow Peas
  • Zucchini
  • Green Capsicum
  • Avocados
  • Regular Tomatoes
  • Salad Mix, Baby Spinach and Rocket

In Fruit,

  • Pineapples are nice and good value.
  • Rockmelons, Honeydew melons, and Papaya are also nice.
  • Seedless Watermelon is good too. Due to food safety regulations, we can only supply whole watermelons (sorry, no cut watermelon).
  • Valencia Oranges are available in 2nds only (rough skin but good). Lemons, Limes and Ruby Grapefruit are good. USA Navel Oranges are available too.
  • Pink Lady and Granny Smith Apples are still good. New season Gala Apples have started. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Williams Pears are in season. Packham Pears will start again soon.
  • Bananas are good.
  • New Zealand Kiwifruit have finished.
  • Australian Green and Red Seedless Grapes are in season.
  • Yellow Nectarines and Yellow Peaches are still available but the white fruit has finished. Plums are in season.
  • Strawberries are unavailable due to weather and quality issues. Blueberries are good.
  • Passionfruit are also good.

Other Items,

  • Try our Medjool Dates, Honey and Free Range Eggs.