Market Update for Tuesday 28 April 2020

By Brett,

In Vegetable and Salad lines:

  • Corn, Yellow Squash, Baby Corn and English Spinach are not available.
  • Snow Peas are scarce and expensive.
  • Most other vegetable and salad lines are good and prices are reasonable.

The best value vegetable and salad items are:

  • Brushed (dirty) and Chats (small white) Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Red and Green Capsicum
  • Lebanese Cucumbers
  • Fennel
  • Mushrooms
  • Regular Tomatoes
  • Hydro Lettuces
  • Salad Mix, Baby Spinach and Rocket

In Fruit,

  • Pineapples, Red Papaya, Rockmelons, Honeydew Melons and Seedless Watermelon are good.
  • Australian Navel Oranges and Imperial Mandarins are in season. Limes, Lemons and Ruby Grapefruit are available too. Valencia oranges (2nds) are still available in 3kg bags.
  • New season Jazz, Pink Lady, Gala, Red Delicious and Granny Smith apples are available. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Bananas are good and prices are easing.
  • New season Packham and Beurre Bosc Pears have started. Nashi Pears are also in season. Williams Pears have finished.
  • Australian Green and Red Seedless Grapes are still nice.
  • Australian Green Kiwifruit and New Zealand Kiwi Gold have started.
  • Plums are still nice but Nectarines and Peaches have finished.
  • Strawberries are nice but we have stopped Blueberries due to quality issues.
  • Passionfruit are available too.

Other Items,

  • Free-Range Eggs, Medjool Dates and Honey are available. Egg prices are up though.