Market Update for Tuesday 10 August 2021

By Brett,

In Vegetable and Salad lines:

  • Eggplant, Snow Peas, 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
  • Green Capsicum
  • Avocados
  • Celery
  • Fennel
  • Baby Bok Choy and Choy Sum
  • Leeks
  • Salad Mix, Baby Spinach and Rocket

In Fruit,

  • Pineapples and Papaya are good. Rockmelons and Honeydew are scarce.
  • Watermelon is out of season.
  • Australian Navel Oranges, Blood Oranges, Imperial Mandarins, Tangelos, Lemons and Ruby Grapefruit are all in season. Afourer Mandarins have started too. Limes are scarce and expensive.
  • 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. USA Grapes will start soon.
  • New Zealand Green Kiwifruit and Kiwi Gold are in season and very good.
  • Strawberries are good but Blueberries are out of season.
  • Passionfruit are available and good.

Other Items,

  • Basil is scarce and expensive.
  • Free-Range Eggs, Medjool Dates and Honey are available. Eggs are abundant and cheap.