Market Update for Sunday 21 March 2021

By Brett,

In Vegetable and Salad lines:

  • Shepard Avocados and Fennel are in season.
  • Brussels Sprouts have started.
  • Cauliflower and Broccoli are scarce and Baby Broccoli (Broccolini) is unavailable.
  • Australian Asparagus has finished so we have switched to imported.
  • Most other vegetable and salad lines are good and prices are reasonable.

The best seasonal vegetable and salad items are:

  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potato
  • Chats (small white) and Brushed (dirty) Potatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Green and Red Capsicum
  • Lebanese Cucumbers
  • Avocados
  • Celery
  • Fennel
  • Tomatoes
  • Asian Vegetables
  • Hydro Lettuces
  • Salad Mix, Baby Spinach and Rocket

In Fruit,

  • Pineapples, Rockmelons, Honeydew and Seedless Watermelon are all nice.
  • Red Papaya is unavailable due to supply and quality issues.
  • Valencia Oranges, Lemons and Limes are in season. Ruby Grapefruit have started again too.
  • New Season Gala Apples have started. Pink Lady and Granny Smith are still available. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Bananas are good and reasonably priced.
  • New season Packham and Beurre Bosc Pears have started.
  • We have finished Figs due to the weather.
  • Australian Green and Red Seedless Grapes are in season.
  • Italian Kiwifruit are available. Kiwi Gold have finished.
  • Plums are still nice but we have finished Peaches and Nectarines.
  • Blueberries, Strawberries and Passionfruit are available but expensive.

Other Items,

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