Market Update

The market is currently transitioning from the Winter fruits and vegetables towards the Summer. Peaches and Nectarines have arrived in the market however we will wait for 1 more week before starting.

The widespread rains across the east coast may affect the quality of some items this week, especially berries.

Spring Vegetables, such as Asparagus, Leeks and Broad Beans, are in season.

With the exception of Dates and Garlic from Mexico and KIwifruit from New Zealand, all produce we deliver is Australian grown, and locally sourced wherever possible.

VEGETABLES

Asparagus – The Australian season is in full swing.

Beans – Quality and value are quite good

Broad Beans – Locally grown and in season.

Broccoli – We are sourcing Victorian grown – excellent value.

Brussels Sprouts – Out of season – some being sent from WA however supply is inconsistent and price high. We are not stocking currently.

Capsicums – Market price for QLD grown red caps is slightly higher but quality is very good. Green are better value.

Cauliflower – Locally grown. Very good quality and value

Corn – Price remains higher than average.

Cucumbers – Locally grown – excellent quality and value.

Ginger – expensive right now – quality is very good

Lettuce – We are sourcing locally grown iceberg – excellent quality and value. Salad leaves are all very good quality.

Potatoes – Quality and value is very good.

Pumpkins – Good quality and value.

Snowpeas – Locally grown. Market price has increased slightly over the last week.

Tomatoes – From QLD right now – quality and value are very good.

Zucchini – Local season has started – freshly picked – quality is excellent.

 

FRUIT

Apples – In peak season. Pink Lady, Granny Smith and Jazz are now available. Quality is excellent.

Avocados – Hass are very good quality, however due to limited supplies. market price is up.

Bananas – Quality and value are very good.

Berries – Please note that rain affects the quality of berries at the time of picking. There may be some quality issues this week. Strawberries are transitioning from QLD to VIC – quality is ok. Blueberries from the Coffs Harbour region are still in good supply. Raspberries are scarce and quality is inconsistent so I have stopped buying for the moment.

Grapes – The new season is still a few weeks away. Any grapes that you see in the stores right now are from the USA.

Kiwifruit – New Zealand season – quality is very good. Gold Kiwi season has come to an end – a few scatterings but supply is inconsistent and price is high.

Lemons – Market price has increased over the last week.

Limes – Market price has dropped over the last week.

Mandarins – We are buying ‘Golden Nuggets” – a late season variety which is very good eating.

Oranges – Navels from South Australia are coming to the end of their season. Valencias will replace them in the coming weeks.

Pineapples – Good Quality and value.

Rockmelons – QLD rockmelons are now in good supply, although only small fruit is available for some reason.

Stonefruit – Mangoes from Northern Territory are now in season – quality is very good and price has come back over the last week. Peaches and Nectarines are another few weeks away.

Pears – Packam pears are good quality and value – coming to the end of their season. Bosc and Corellas have finished.

Watermelon – Quality is very good – market price higher than average.