BUYER’S GUIDE: 21st Feb 2012 – 27th Feb 2012

As your eyes at the markets, here’s this week’s seasonal update from our buyers:

This week continues to see weather impacting local product, especially ground grown crops.

Fruit:

Cherries, are over and out. Peaches, Nectarines, Plums & Apricots are still available but we will see the end of the Apricots in the next week or two.

Apples are a thumbs up, with New Season red and green on the market. Last but not least, the tropicals; Rambos, Lychees, Carambolas, Custard Apples and Longans are in store and ready to go.

Vegetables:

The wet has taken its toll on local grown crops. All local Asian Vegetables are on the up in price… and if this wet keeps coming they may even be on the short list!

Caulie’s are back in price but celery has pushed through the roof!

NSW & VIC crops have been feeling the pressure, so we could see an up in price for the next month on some of the Vegi lines. Everything else is stable for now, as it is mainly QLD supply.

BEST BUYS:

Fruit:

Apples – delicious med (NSW)

Nashi Pears (VIC)

Peaches (VIC)

Rockmelon (NSW)

Seedless Watermelon (NSW)

Vegetables:

Asparagus- medium (Imported)

Capsicum- red (QLD)

Chillies – long red (NSW)

Green Beans (QLD)

Truss tomatoes (NSW)

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

Fruit:

Apples – royal gala (NSW)

Fuji Fruit (QLD)

Currants (NSW)

New Season Quince (QLD)

Rambutan(QLD)

Rhubarb (NSW)

Vegetables:

Samphire (NSW)

Treviso (NSW)

Wasabi Stems (TAS)

Winter Melon (QLD)

NOT THIS WEEK:

Short Supply:

Yellow Paw Paw

Not Available:

Baby Gold Beetroot

Blood Orange

Heirloom Tomatoes

Yellow Teardrop Tomatoes

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