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Spring at the Markets

By | Fruit, Spring, Vegetable

The end of August into early September is a time of transition at the markets, with winter produce lines winding up and the flavours that signify summer (and the busy season) starting to make an appearance. So, to help with menu planning this Spring we thought we’d pull together a market update on key produce lines and how they’re predicted…

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The Apple of My Eye

By | Fruit

Far from being a ‘forbidden fruit’ there are more than 2.6 billion apples grown in Australia each year, with the majority being consumed domestically. In recent years the most dominant varieties have been Granny Smith and Pink Lady™, which between them accounted for approximately 55% of total production. However like any food, trends come and go, so here is an…

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Pear-Shaped

By | Fruit

The secret to enjoying pears is knowing which pear to eat when. A pear eaten too early is an opportunity missed, as it has not yet had the chance to develop its full flavour and unique, buttery texture. From harvest to consumption the quality of a pear is reliant on knowing when to act. If allowed to stay on the…

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Summer Stonefruit

By | availability, Fruit, Produce, Spring, Summer, Sydney Markets | No Comments

FRESH FACT: When most Australians think of stonefruit we think of peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and cherries. There is however more to the story, these stonefruit (or drupes) belong to the Rose family (Rosaceae) and boast family ties with almonds, loquats,pomes (apples/pears), raspberries (multiple drupes that make up a single fruit) and even strawberries. While not related to the Rose…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics 6th – 12th Nov

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

ASIAN VEGETABLES: Not Available: Luffas * Sin Que * Tamarind Short Supply: Kachay * Water Spinach EXOTIC FRUITS: Short Supply: Figs * Pomelos * Starfruit Not Available: Asian Plum * Buddha Hands * Cumquats * Custard Apple * Fuji Fruit * Gold Kiwifruit * Guava * Loquats * Persimmon * Rambutan *  Tamarillo (gold) * Tangellos * Winter Melon

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 6th – 12th Nov

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

MARKET SUMMARY: Fruit The Buy list:  Apricots, Granny Smith & Delicious Apples, Blueberries, Ruby Grapefruit, USA Grapes, Honeydews, Kiwifruit, Mandarins, Mangoes, Mangosteen, Nashi Pears, Peaches, Nectarines, Navel Oranges, Paw Paw & Red Papaya, Pineapples, Plums, Rockmelons, Strawberries and Long & Seedless Watermelons. The Watch List: Figs (Price) Passionfruit (Quality & Price) Gold Kiwifruit (Local Season Over) Market Insights: With good supplies of…

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GOING BANANAS

By | Asian Produce, Autumn, Fruit, herbs, Produce, Produce Varieties, Spring, Summer, Sydney Markets, Vegetable, Winter | No Comments

FRESH FACT:  Bananas (much like money) do NOT grow on trees. Related to the lily and orchid, the banana plant is actually a giant herb that produces edible fruit, known to reach 9m in height, it is the world’s largest perennial plant without a woody stem.   The banana is one of the most well known and easily recognisable fruits…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics 30th Oct- 5th Nov

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

ASIAN VEGETABLES: Not Available: Luffas * Sin Que * Tamarind Short Supply: Kachay * Water Spinach   EXOTIC FRUITS: Short Supply: Figs Not Available: Asian Plum * Buddha Hands * Cumquats * Custard Apple * Fuji Fruit * Guava (cooking) * Juju Fruit * Kaffir Limes * Persimmon * Rambutan *  Tamarillo (gold) * Tangellos * Winter Melon

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 30th Oct – 5th Nov

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

MARKET SUMMARY: Fruit The Buy list: Granny Smith & Delicious Apples, Blueberries, Ruby Grapefruit, USA Grapes, NZ Kiwifruit, Honey Murcott Mandarins, Mangos, Navel Oranges, Paw paw, Red Papaya, Pineapples, Rockmelons, Strawberries, Seedless & Champagne Watermelons The Watch List: Figs (Price) Limes (Price) Passionfruit (Price) Market Insights: It is a good week for fruit. New season Stone fruit has commenced and with rather solid…

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