Market Update for Sunday 22 August 2021

By Brett,

In Vegetable and Salad lines:

  • Australian Asparagus has started.
  • Eggplant, Sugar Snaps and Cucumbers are in short supply.
  • Most other vegetable and salad lines are good and prices are reasonable.

The best seasonal vegetable and salad items are:

  • Jap Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potato
  • Brushed (dirty) and Chats (small white) Potatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Zucchini
  • Green Capsicum
  • Avocados
  • Celery
  • Fennel
  • Baby Bok Choy and Choy Sum
  • Leeks
  • Salad Mix, Baby Spinach and Rocket

In Fruit,

  • Pineapples, Papaya, Rockmelons and Honeydew are all in short supply.
  • Seedless Watermelon is available and good. Due to food safety regulations, we can only supply whole watermelons (sorry, no cut watermelon).
  • Navel Oranges, Blood Oranges, Afourer Mandarins, Tangelos, Lemons and Ruby Grapefruit are all in season. Limes are scarce and expensive. Imperial Mandarins have finished.
  • Pink Lady, Jazz, Gala, Red Delicious and Granny Smith Apples are all very good. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Packham, Beurre Bosc and Nashi Pears are also nice.
  • Bananas are good but prices are up.
  • Australian Grapes have finished. We have started USA Grapes.
  • New Zealand Green Kiwifruit and Kiwi Gold are in season and very good.
  • Strawberries are good and Blueberries have started too.
  • Passionfruit are available and good.

Other Items,

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