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March 2012

Easter Trading Hours 2012

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Simon George & Sons will be trading Thursday and Saturday of the Easter Weekend, closed Good Friday (6th April), Easter Sunday (8th April) and Easter Monday (9th April), with business as usual from Tuesday 10th April.  To ensure we are able to meet your produce requirements, please submit main orders and specialty item requests by close of business Wednesday 4th…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics – 27th March – 2nd April

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Market update on Asian and Exotic produce lines: Asian Vegetables: Expensive Thai Basil Asian Vegetables: Short Supply Een Choy – Gai Choy – Ong Choy – Thai Eggplant – Water Spinach Asian Vegetables: Not Available Kachay – Tamarind Exotic Fruits: Not Available Asian Plum – Buddha Hands – Cumquats – Green Mangoes – Loquats – Lychee – Red Pomellos – Tamarillo (red/gold)…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 27th March – 2nd April

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The market is on hold mode this week except for a couple of items. Fruit: New Season Apples & Pears are still the best buys- good eating and well priced. Following are Bananas, Grapes, Rockmelons, Kiwifruit, Fuju Persimmons, Pineapples, Plums, Quinces,  Seedless Watermelons & Strawberries. One to watch is Honeydew- quality not at its best and up in price. Vegetables:…

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THE ROOT OF THE MATTER

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Q: What does Kohlrabi have to do with broccoli? Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that the “beautiful rests on the foundations of the necessary” and nothing could be truer for the workhorses of the culinary world: root vegetables. Despite their functionality and crude appearance, root vegies are at the core of cuisines worldwide due to their flavour, affordability and nutritional…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics – 20th March – 26th March

By | Asian Produce, Autumn, availability, Fruit, Local, Produce, 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. Asian Vegetables: Short Supply Een Choy – Gai Choy – Ong Choy – Water Spinach Asian Vegetables: Not Available Jicama – Kachay – Tamarind Exotic Fruits: Not Available Asian Plum – Cumquats…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 20th March – 26th March

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  Fruit: New Season Apples and Pears are in full swing, excellent quality, great eating and priced extremely well. Also holding well are Bananas, Dragonfruit, Figs, Grapes, Lemons & Limes, Passionfruit, Persimmons & Fuyu, Pineapples, Pomegranates, Quinces and Rockmelons.   Ones to keep an eye on are, Berries, Watermelons, Honeydews, Papaw and Stonefruit as the season is coming to a end,…

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ESCAPE TO THE TROPICS

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Q: Have exotic fruits been impacted by the recent rain? With stonefruit winding up over the next few weeks and melons suffering with the rain, you can be forgiven for thinking that there is little inspiration when it comes to fruit this Autumn. Luckily, we have some of the world’s most interesting fruits waiting at the markets, ready to bring…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 13th March – 19th March

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Wet weather is still causing major issues with quality and supply. Again it is mainly with the vegetables and the ground grown crops.  Fruit: Berries and Melons are the most affected- supply and quality. Apples and Pears- no problems, Citrus- just holding up, Grapes- yes and no depending on the growing area. Exotics- some signs of weather, but still ok. …

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