Market Update for Sunday 3 February 2019

By Brett,

In Vegetable and Salad lines;

  • Cauliflower and Celery are expensive due to light supply.
  • Hass Avocadoes are finishing and Shepard Avocadoes will start soon.
  • Australian Asparagus has finished so we have switched to imported.
  • There are some nice Green Oak Lettuces are available but Red Oak Lettuces are heat affected and unavailable
  • Rocket bunches, English Spinach and some of the Asian Vegetables are unavailable.
  • We have included Leeks again but moved them to the “Veg – Other” category.
  • Herbs are generally more expensive due to light supply.
  • Most other vegetable and salad lines are good and prices are reasonable.

The best value vegetable and salad items are;

  • Qld Pumpkin
  • Brushed (dirty) or Chats (small white) Potatoes
  • Corn
  • Beans
  • Zucchinis
  • Capsicum
  • Lebanese Cucumbers
  • Button Mushrooms
  • Regular Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Salad Mixes and Baby Cos Lettuce

In Fruit;

  • Pineapples and Papaya are very nice.
  • Rockmelons and Watermelon are also good. Honeydew is in between crops and unavailable.
  • Valencia Oranges are very good. Lemons are scarce but Limes are plentiful and good value.
  • New season Gala Apples have started. Pink Lady and Granny Smith apples are all still available and very good. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Bananas are good but prices have tightened.
  • New season Williams Pears have started.
  • Australian Grapes are in season and very good.
  • Italian Green Kiwifruit are in season.
  • KP Mangoes, Apricots and Cherries have finished.
  • Nectarines, Peaches and Plums are in season and nice.
  • Strawberries are struggling with the hot weather but Blueberries are nice.
  • Passionfruit are in season and relatively cheap.

Other Items,

  • Try our Medjool Dates, Honey and Free Range Eggs.

Order your home delivered fruit and vegetables before 9 pm on Monday for delivery to Beecroft, Berowra, Berowra Heights, Hornsby (South), Mount Colah (north of Yirra Rd), Mount Kuring-gai, Normanhurst, North Turramurra, North Wahroonga, Pennant Hills, Pymble (East side), South Turramurra, St Ives, St Ives Chase, Thornleigh, Turramurra, Wahroonga, Warrawee and Westleigh on Tuesday afternoon or evening.