With the exception of Dates from USA, and Garlic from Spain, all produce we deliver is Australian grown, and locally sourced wherever possible.
When unpacking your produce, it should be handled as carefully as possible to minimise damage and bruising. Vegetables will store best in plastic bags or tupperware to prevent them from drying out in the fridge – especially for carrots and broccoli. Most fruits will generally stay fresher in the fridge. However, to maximise flavour, tomatoes should not be refrigerated.
Unavourable weather conditions interstate and changes in season have lead to limited supplies of some varieties, including Beans and Broccoli. Locally grown vegetables are mostly excellent quality and value
Asparagus – Australian season – remains very good quality and value, however the season will soon come to an end as the weather becomes warmer
Beans – Scarce. Quality has improved however market price remains high
Broccoli – Supply has tightened and price is higher than usual
Brussels Sprouts – Out of season / unavailable. Sprouts require cold weather to thrive
Capsicums – Good quality. Market price is up however, as the season transitions from QLD to South Australia
Carrots – Premium quality, tender and sweet. It’s always best to store carrots in a plastic bag or tupperware, to prevent them from drying out and turning limp.
Caulitflower – Locally grown, excellent quality and value
Cucumbers – Locally grown and in season. Excellent quality and value
Lettuce – The quality of mixed leaf, baby spinach and roquette has been very good. Locally grown Iceberg are excellent quality and value
Snowpeas / Sugarsnap – Locally grown. Excellent quality and value right now
Tomatoes – QLD season – round tomatoes
Zucchini – Local season has started – excellent quality and value.
Winter varieties are in full swing. Apples, Kiwi, Navel Oranges and Mandarins all all very good quality and value.
Apples – Coming to the end of the season, however quality is very good for Pink Lady and Granny Smith
Avocados – Hass from Central Coast NSW are excellent quality and value
Bananas – Market price has come down over the last week – but still above average
Blueberries – Rain in northern NSW has limited the supply of Blueberries
Grapes – The Australian season has just started. Very expensive however, but price should come down in the coming weeks. We will start buying soon
Kiwifruit – Season for green and gold are over
Lemons – Excellent quality and value
Mandarins – Season is over
Mangoes – Northern Territory season has finished. We are now waiting for the QLD season to start. In the meantime R2 E2’s are very good
Oranges – Valencias are in season – very good quality
Passionfruit – Will be very scarce for the next few weeks as growing areas change – currently unavailable
Pears – Coming to the end of their season, however quality remains very good
Pineapples – Very good quality and value
Rockmelons – Very good quality and value
Stonefruit – Apricots are in full swing – very good flavour. Good supplies Nectarines and Peaches are coming into the market in quality is improving each week
Strawberries – The Victorian season has started – very good quality and value. The best way to extend the life of berries is to remove them from their punnet and place on paper towel in the fridge. Only wash them just prior to eating.
Watermelon – Very good quality and value