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August 2012

MARKET 5: SPECIALTY PRODUCE

By | Food Trends, Fruit, Produce, Produce Varieties, Spring, Sydney Markets, Vegetable | No Comments

Q: Are Warrigal Greens an all-Australian speciality? Having worked on premium food magazines for much of the last decade, I am fully able to appreciate the overwhelming momentum of the ‘foodie culture’ here in Australia. Whether you put it down to the rise of the ‘Celebrity Chef’, industry efforts to make great food more accessible or the influence of stunning…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics 28th Aug-3rd Sept

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

Asian Vegetables: Short Supply Water Spinach Asian Vegetables: Not Available  Asian Celery * Gai Choy * Kachay * Sugar Cane * Tamarind Exotic Fruits: Short Supply Banana Buds/Bell Exotic Fruits: Not Available Asian Plum * Buddha Hands * Dragonfruit * Guava * Longans * Loquats * Lychee * Pomelos- red * Rambutan *  Tamarillo (gold)

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 28th Aug – 3rd Sept

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

MARKET SUMMARY: Fruit The Buy list: Delicious Apples, Hass Avocadoes, Blueberries, Cumquats, Kiwifruit, Mandarins, Blood Oranges, Passionfruit, Packham Pears, Pineapples, Rhubarb, Rockmelons & QLD Strawberries.  The Watch List: Grapes (Quality), Figs (PRICE), Honeydew (Price), Lime (Price), Red Papaya (Price), Seedless Watermelons (Price & Quality). Market Insights: NT Mangoes season has commenced and it is good quality for early season fruit….

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 21st Aug – 27th Aug

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MARKET SUMMARY: Fruit The Buy list: Apples, Blueberries, Cumquats, Kiwifruit, Mandarins, Nashi Pears, Oranges, Passionfruit, Red Papaya, Pineapples, Rhubarb, and QLD Strawberries. The Watch List: Honeydews, Seedless Melons, Limes, Raspberries. Honeydews are short in supply. Lime quality is sound, supply is shortening and price is on the up. Raspberries, supply available just expensive. The quality of Seedless Watermelons is about 7/10….

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics 14th Aug-20th Aug

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

Asian Vegetables: Short Supply Gai Choy * Jicama * Water Spinach Asian Vegetables: Not Available  Asian Celery * Kachay * Sugar Cane * Tamarind Exotic Fruits: Short Supply Banana Buds/Bell * Guava- cooking Exotic Fruits: Not Available Asian Plum * Buddha Hands * Dragonfruit * Longans * Loquats * Lychee * Pomelos- red * Rambutan *  Tamarillo (gold)

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 14th Aug – 20th Aug

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

MARKET SUMMARY: Fruit The Buy list: Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Ruby Grapefruit, Kiwifruit, Mandarins, Oranges, All Pears, Blood Oranges, Papaw, Passionfruit, Pineapples & Strawberries. The Watch List: Honeydews, Seedless Watermelons, Papaya & Figs.  Market Insights: USA Cherries coming to an end this week, as are Australian Grapes- quality is ok on both without being remarkable. Seedless New Season USA Red, Black…

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