Market Update for Sunday 7 March 2021

By Brett,

In Vegetable and Salad lines:

  • Shepard Avocados and Fennel are in season.
  • Baby Broccoli (Broccolini) is in-between seasons and 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:

  • Chats (small white) and Brushed (dirty) Potatoes
  • Sweet Potato
  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Capsicum
  • Lebanese Cucumbers
  • 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 are unavailable.
  • 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 Williams Pears have started.
  • Figs are in season and nice.
  • Australian Green and Red Seedless Grapes are also in season.
  • Italian Kiwifruit are available. Kiwi Gold have finished.
  • Plums and Nectarines are still nice but Peaches are past their best.
  • Blueberries, Strawberries and Passionfruit are available but expensive.

Other Items,

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