Market Update for Friday 23 April 2021

By Brett,

In Vegetable and Salad lines:

  • Shepard Avocados are in season.
  • Asian Vegetables and Herbs are in short supply. All Herbs are now half bunch minimum unit.
  • Eggplant, Red Capsicum and Lebanese Cucumbers are also scarce.
  • Most other vegetable and salad lines are good and prices are reasonable.

The best seasonal vegetable and salad items are:

  • Pumpkin
  • Brushed (dirty) Potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Green Capsicum
  • Avocados
  • Celery
  • Regular Tomatoes
  • Salad Mix, Baby Spinach and Rocket

In Fruit,

  • Pineapples are nice.
  • Rockmelons, Honeydew and Seedless Watermelon are good but supply has tightened.
  • Red Papaya is unavailable due to supply and quality issues.
  • Australian Navel Oranges and Imperial Mandarins are in season. Lemons, Limes and Ruby Grapefruit are available too. Valencia Oranges (2nds) are still available in 3kg bags.
  • Pink Lady, Jazz, Gala, Red Delicious and Granny Smith Apples are in season. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Packham, Beurre Bosc and Nashi Pears are also in season. Quinces are available too.
  • Bananas are in short supply.
  • Australian Green and Red Seedless Grapes are still available. Red Grapes are the best.
  • Australian Kiwifruit have started.
  • Plums are still nice.
  • Strawberries are nice but we have stopped Blueberries due to quality issues.
  • Passionfruit are available and good.

Other Items,

  • Free-Range Eggs, Medjool Dates and Honey are available. Eggs are abundant and cheap.