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May 2012

PUMPKIN PATCH

By | Fruit, Produce, Produce Varieties, Sydney Markets, Vegetable, Winter | No Comments

Q: How did pumpkins become associated with Halloween? While they may have started out as cattle-fodder, nowadays the pumpkin features widely in kitchens due to their versatility, shelf-life and cost-efficiency. To meet year-round demand pumpkins are grown in every state of Australia, however nigh on three quarters of the pumpkins consumed domestically are produced in NSW or QLD. In 2010…

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INTO THE WILD

By | Produce, Sydney Markets, Winter | No Comments

Q: What is the link between wild Morel Mushrooms and fire? From the bright colours and juicy flavours of Winter Citrus we bring your the rich, earthy tones of the season’s gourmet fungi.  Simon George & Sons is excited to be able to offer a delicious range of imported wild mushrooms and Australian truffles this season. Well and truly at…

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ZEST FOR LIFE

By | Fruit, Produce, Sydney Markets, Winter | No Comments

Q: Other then fighting scurvy what are citrus fruits good for? The citrus industry is one of the most important horticultural industries in Australia producing approximately 600,000 tonnes of fruit each year. In fact the citrus fruit industry is our largest fresh fruit exporter, generating over $200 million annually for our economy. If you’re a little closer to home and…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics 15th – 21st May

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

Asian Vegetables: Short Supply Asian Celery * Gai Choy * Shiso Leaf * Water Spinach Asian Vegetables: Not Available Kachay * Tamarind Exotic Fruits: Short Supply Buddha Hands * Cumquats * Figs * Loquats * Tamarillo (gold)* Exotic Fruits: Not Available Asian Plum * Green Mangoes * Longan * Lychee * Red Pomelos * Rambutan  

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 15th – 21st May

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

  Tomato Agent’s dream as prices go through the roof!! Supply is short but the abnormally high figure is driven by the Market Agents not the farmer. Ever since we grew accustomed to crazy prices for fresh produce after the first QLD cyclone, the market agents are quick to jump- especially Tomato Agents!! In short, tomatoes are available this week but…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 8th May – 14th May

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

  The cooler weather and the changeover of growing areas is affecting some products (these will hold throughout winter or come back into play once the QLD season switches on in 3 to 4 weeks time). Main products affected: Figs: Price on the move and supply slowing as the season comes to an end. SGS will have supply right throughout…

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