Market Update

Over the last few weeks, prices for a few vegetable varieties have eased, as the QLD season starts to kick in.

The main items that are more expensive than usual are Cucumbers, Watermelons and Avocados.

With the exception of Dates from USA and KIwifruit from New Zealand, our produce is 100% Australian grown, and locally sourced wherever possible.

VEGETABLES

Asparagus – All asparagus in Australia is imported at this time of year – mainly from South America right now. We don’t stock currently sorry.

Beans – Availability has improved. I am buying excellent quality had picked beans.

Brussels Sprouts – very good quality and value.

Capsicums – Market price for red caps is up a bit. Green are better value.

Cauliflower – Very good quality and value.

Corn – Availability has started to improve as the QLD season starts to kick in – will be better value in the the coming weeks.

Cucumbers – Market price continues to be very high. Quality remains very good – locally sourced.

Ginger – expensive right now – quality is very good

Potatoes – Quality and value very good.

Pumpkins – Good quality and value.

Snowpeas – I am buying locally grown. Price has fallen over recent weeks – they are now very priced.

Tomatoes – Good supplies from QLD for Round and Romas right now – good quality and value.

Zucchini – Market price has come back in the last few weeks due to good supplies from QLD.

 

FRUIT

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

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

Bananas – Quality and value are very good.

Berries – Prices for all varieties have eased in the last few days. Quality is generally very good. QLD strawberries are now in season – quality is very good and price should continue to improve over the coming weeks. The quality of Blueberries is very good, although slightly tart at this time of year. Raspberries are scarce and quality is inconsistent so I have stopped buying for the moment.

Grapes – Crimson are still very good and will continue for another few weeks. Thompson (green grapes) have finished until the new season starts in December.

Kiwifruit – The New Zealand season for Gold Kiwi has started. The greens haven’t quite got going yet – just a week or so away.

Lemons – Very good quality and value.

Limes – Excellent quality and value.

Mandarins – Imperial Mandarines from QLD are in season – quality is very good.

Oranges – New season Navels are very good quality, and flavour will continue to sweeten over the coming weeks.

Pineapples – Topless pines are very good right now.

Rockmelons – In peak season – excellent quality and value.

Stonefruit – Out of season. Any stonefruit that is in the shops is imported from the USA.

Pears – New season Packam pears are very good quality and value. Bosc and Corellas are very good also.

Watermelon – Price is a higher than average – not the best time for Watermelon.