Market Update for Saturday 26 March 2022

By Brett,

In Vegetable and Salad lines:

  • Shepard (shiny green skin) Avocadoes are in season.
  • Hydro Lettuces 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
  • Mushrooms
  • 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. Beurre Bosc Pears have started. Packham Pears will start again soon.
  • Bananas are good.
  • Australian Kiwifruit will start soon.
  • Australian Green and Red Seedless Grapes are in season.
  • Plums are still nice but we have finished Peaches and Nectarines.
  • Blueberries, Strawberries and Passionfruit are available but expensive.

Other Items,

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