Market Update

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.


Market prices for a few varieties are up due to supply shortages. Over the last few months there has been unfavourable growing conditions – in particular excessive rain  – which has led to issues planting and maintaining crops.  However with some recent  drier weather, market prices or some items have started to come down slightly over the last week.

Asparagus – Australian season finished.  The new crop will be ready  August / September

Beans – Very good quality hand picked. Market price is up

Broccoli – Supply Broccolini is very good. Broccoli is a bit more scarce

Brussels Sprouts – New season . Excellent quality and value

Cabbages – Locally grown. In good supply

Capsicums – Both reds and greens are very good value and quality

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 – Quality and value are very good

Corn – Very good quality however price is up

Cucumbers – Locally grown – excellent quality. However the colder weather has reduced supply and market price is up

Lettuce – Supply and quality of baby spinach, roquette, mixed leaf and Iceberg are very good

Potatoes / Pumpkin – All types are excellent quality and value

Snowpeas / Sugarsnap – Locally grown snows and snaps are now in season

Tomatoes –  Supplies are improving, particularly round tomatoes

Zucchini – The new QLD season has started – quality and value are excellent


Apples –  Sassy are a new variety – rich red colour, crisp and juicy. Pink Lady and Granny Smith are fresh off the trees and excellent quality

Avocados –  Hass are excellent quality, however supplies have declined and market prices have risen as a result

Bananas – Quality and value are very good.

Berries – Supply of Blueberries has improved. However all varieties remain quite scarce and market prices are up

Grapes – The season for Australian grapes has finished. The new season will commence around December

Kiwifruit – New Zealand season has commenced – excellent quality

Lemons – In season – excellent quality and value. Limes are in short supply

Mandarins – South Australian Imperials are in season. Quality is very good

Mangos – The new season for Kensington Pride will commence around September

Oranges –  Navels have started – quality and value are excellent

Passionfruit – Very good quality and value

Pears – New season Packams have started – very good quality, however market price is higher this year due to unfavourable growing conditions earlier in the year.

Pineapples – Very good quality and value

Rockmelons – Very good quality and value

Stonefruit – Season over

Strawberries – The QLD season has just started – quality is very good, however market prices are up.  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