Market Update for Sunday 20 December 2020

By Brett,

In Vegetable and Salad lines:

  • Australian Asparagus has finished so we have switched to imported.
  • Snow Peas, Green and Yellow Capsicums and Avocadoes are scarce and expensive.
  • Fennel is out of season and not available.
  • Most other vegetable and salad lines are good and prices are reasonable.

The best value vegetable and salad items are:

  • Chats (small white) and Brushed (dirty) Potatoes
  • Cabbage and Chinese Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Lebanese Cucumbers
  • Button Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Asian Vegetables
  • Salad Mix, Baby Spinach and Rocket

In Fruit,

  • Pineapples, Red Papaya, Rockmelons, Honeydew and Seedless Watermelon are all nice.
  • Valencia Oranges and Limes are good. Ruby Grapefruit and Lemons are imported. Afourer Mandarins and Navel Oranges have finished.
  • Jazz, Pink Lady, Gala and Granny Smith apples are available and good. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Bananas are good and reasonably priced.
  • Packham Pears are still very good. Beurre Bosc and Nashi Pears have finished.
  • Australian Green and Red Seedless Grapes have started.
  • USA Kiwifruit are in season. NZ Kiwifruit & Kiwi Gold are finishing.
  • KP Mangoes, Nectarines, Peaches, Apricots and Cherries are all in season and nice.
  • Strawberries and Blueberries are nice.
  • Passionfruit are available again.

Other Items,

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