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February 2012

BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics – 27th Feb- 3rd March

By | Asian Produce, availability, Fruit, Local, Produce, Summer, supply, Sydney Markets, Updates, Vegetable | No Comments

With the rain impacting local ground grown crops i.e. asian leaf lines at the moment, here is our buyer’s guide to what’s missing or rare at the markets right now. Other leaf lines are up in price but quality is good. Asian Vegetables: Short Supply Gai Choy Asian Vegetables: Not Available Kachay – Lotus Root – Tamarind – Water Spinach…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 28th Feb – 5th Mar 2012

By | availability, Fruit, herbs, Local, Produce, Summer, supply, Sydney Markets, Updates, Vegetable | No Comments

As your eyes at the markets, here’s this week’s seasonal update from our buyers: Overall the general market price is down due to lower demand, but quality is still showing signs of the poor weather. Again it’s the ground grown crops, local Asian vegetables and herbs that are worst hit. Fruit is still holding and in most products there is…

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FRUITS OF THE VINE

By | Fruit, Local, Produce, Summer, supply, Sydney Markets | No Comments

Q: What is the French Paradox and what does it have to do with grapes?  In the spirit of the NSW Wine Festival taking place in Hyde Park this weekend, our bulletin this week is dedicated to the world’s fifth largest fruit crop- grapes. While an estimated 71% of grapes are destined to become wine, an impressive 27%, equivalent to…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 21st Feb 2012 – 27th Feb 2012

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As your eyes at the markets, here’s this week’s seasonal update from our buyers: This week continues to see weather impacting local product, especially ground grown crops. Fruit: Cherries, are over and out. Peaches, Nectarines, Plums & Apricots are still available but we will see the end of the Apricots in the next week or two. Apples are a thumbs…

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ASIAN MELONS

By | Asian Produce, availability, Food Trends, Fruit, Produce, Summer | No Comments

Q: How do Asian Melons relate to sweeter melon varieties?  If there’s one food trend that is getting a lot of airplay this year, it’s ‘authenticity’. At the heart of the trend is the consumer’s preference for traditional cooking methods, flavour combinations and produce- all of which result in an authentic dining experience not easily replicated at home. The produce markets…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 14th Feb 2012 – 20th Feb 2012

By | availability, Fruit, herbs, Local, Produce, Summer, supply, Sydney Markets, Updates, Vegetable | No Comments

As your eyes at the markets, here’s this week’s seasonal update from our buyers: This week we will see the real effect of the weather on the local product. Fruit: Is less effected than ground grown crops. Holding up are lemons, some apples (Granny Smith being one) and Strawberries- with quality and a very short shelf life being the main…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics – 7th Feb-13th Feb

By | Asian Produce, availability, Fruit, Local, Produce, Summer, supply, Sydney Markets, Updates, Vegetable | No Comments

Vegie lines like Bitter Melon, Luffa, Hairy Melon, Winter Melon and Sin Que all good buying. Leaf lines showing some signs of weather damage but  still in good supply. Chillies, plenty around so now’s the time to turn up the HEAT!   Asian Vegetables: Not Available Kachay – Lotus Root – Tamarind – Water Spinach Exotic Fruits: Not Available Asian…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 7th Feb 2012 – 13th Feb 2012

By | availability, Fruit, herbs, Local, Produce, Summer, supply, Sydney Markets, Updates, Vegetable | No Comments

As your eyes at the markets, here’s this week’s seasonal update from our buyers: Considering the poor weather in key growing areas, we are still looking good in terms of supply and price. Fruit: Say goodbye to Cherries, as TAS has now ended its season. Next supply will be in June when USA fruit starts. New Season Apples are in, grapes…

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FOUR SEASONS IN ONE DAY

By | Autumn, availability, Fruit, herbs, Local, Produce, Service, Spring, Summer, supply, Sydney Markets, Updates, Vegetable, Winter | No Comments

Q: Are seasonal guides redundant now that many produce lines are available year round? Despite all evidence to the contrary, February is the last month of Summer and soon the hot, sunny days (we were supposed to have) will begin to give way to cooler Autumn months. Inevitably, the changing of the seasons brings new fashion and food trends, which…

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