Market Update for Saturday 30 October 2021

By Brett,

In Vegetable and Salad lines:

  • Asparagus and Broad Beans are in season.
  • Qld Blue Pumpkin, Red Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Capsicums and Tomatoes are in short supply.
  • Brussels Sprouts have finished.
  • Rocket is unavailable due to weather damage.
  • Most other vegetable and salad lines are good and prices are reasonable.

The best seasonal vegetable and salad items are:

  • Jap Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potato
  • Chats (small white) Potatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Lebanese Cucumbers
  • Avocados
  • Celery
  • Fennel
  • Baby Bok Choy and Choy Sum
  • Leeks
  • Salad Mix and Baby Spinach

In Fruit,

  • Pineapples, Rockmelons, Honeydew and Papaya are good.
  • Seedless Watermelon is nice too. Due to food safety regulations, we can only supply whole watermelons (sorry, no cut watermelon).
  • Navel Oranges, Blood Oranges, Afourer Mandarins, Lemons, Limes and Ruby Grapefruit are good. Imperial Mandarins and Tangelos have finished.
  • Pink Lady, Gala, Red Delicious and Granny Smith Apples are all very good. Jazz Apples have finished. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Packham Pears are nice. Nashi Pears and Beurre Bosc have finished.
  • Bananas are good with improved supply.
  • Australian Grapes are not available. We have USA Green Grapes instead.
  • New Zealand Green Kiwifruit and Kiwi Gold are very good.
  • Mangoes have started with some nice early season fruit available.
  • Nectarines and Peaches are also starting.
  • Strawberries prices are up with the peak season ending. Blueberries are nice and reasonably priced.
  • Passionfruit are in between crops and not available.

Other Items,

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