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

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 problem here.

The rest of the crew is still safe, in good supply and well priced.

Vegetables:

Different story here with mainly the local supplied items, Herbs, Asian Leaf veg, Tomatoes, some Lettuce lines and Caulies being impacted.

The quality of the gear from across the borders is still fine for now (QLD & VIC) but extra demand has pushed prices up.

Still great buying are Beans, Corn, Caps, Zucchini, Chillies and Spuds.

 

If the sun comes out and stays we should see supply stabilized and prices sit in the buying zone.

 

BEST BUYS:

Fruit:

Fig Tray (NSW)

Grapes- red seedless (VIC)

Mango (QLD)

Pineapple – Bethonga (QLD)

Vegetables:

Asparagus- medium (Imported)

Carrots – med/lge (SA)

Green Beans (QLD)

Spanish Onion – red (TAS)

Sweetcorn (NSW)

 

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

Fruit:

Currants (NSW)

Finger Limes (NSW)

Pears- Paradise Cocktail (NSW)

Prickly Pear (NSW)

New Season Quince (QLD)

Vegetables:

French Truffles – extra class (Imported)

Jalapeño Chillies (NSW)

Palm Hearts (Far Nth QLD)

Samphire (NSW)

Wasabi Stems

 

NOT THIS WEEK:

End of Season:

Cherries

Short Supply:

Heirloom tomatoes

Not Available:

Baby Gold Beetroot

Mangosteen

Purple Asparagus

 

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