Market Update for Sunday 17 April 2022

By Brett,

In Vegetable and Salad lines:

  • Shepard (shiny green skin) Avocadoes are in season.
  • Corn is unavailable due to quality issues.
  • Baby Cos and Green Oak Lettuce are available again but Red Oak Lettuce 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
  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Avocados
  • Celery
  • 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).
  • Australia Valencia Oranges and USA Navel Oranges are finishing. Australian Navel Oranges will start soon. Lemons, Limes and Ruby Grapefruit are good.
  • New Season Gala, Jazz and Granny Smith Apples have started. Pink Lady Apples are still available and good. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Bananas are good.
  • Packham and Beurre Bosc Pears are in season. Williams Pears have finished.
  • Imperial Mandarins have started.
  • Australian Kiwifruit are in season.
  • Australian Green and Red Seedless Grapes are nice.
  • 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.