BUYER’S GUIDE: 06/12/11 – 12/12/11

By December 6, 2011Fruit, Local, Produce, Spring, Updates, Vegetable

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

 

FRUIT:

Full range and good supplies all round. The summer fruits (mango, nectarines, peaches, apricots, cherries & plums) are now eating with good flavour and are priced to suit.

We will be supplying local “White Seedless Grapes” as of this week and will be doing the same with red and black over the next 2 weeks. Wet weather in several of the growing areas has caused some quality problems but there is enough good quality coming in from other areas to cover supply.

Also there is a full range of berries available; Blue, Black, Raspberries, Red Currants and Strawberries to name a few!

 

 

VEGETABLES:

Wet weather is taking its toll here on pricing but nothing over the top! Supply is good, quality is sound with only a few items on the short list.

As the summer weather slowly arrives we will see  products like Broadbeans, Globe Artichokes & Brussels Sprouts disappearing form the market place.

New Season Aussie Garlic is in full swing as is the range of locally grown tomatoes including Gourmet Cherry varieties, Quality Heirlooms, Cherry and Baby Roma Truss and Roma’s. The flavour of these local tomatoes is excellent.

 

BEST BUYS:

FRUIT:

Apricot (NSW)

Cavendish Bananas (QLD)

Cherries (NSW)

Mango R2E2 (QLD)

Nectarine (NSW)

VEGETABLES:

Assorted Micro Herbs (VIC)

Green Bean (QLD)

Green Zucchini (NSW)

Sweet Corn (QLD)

Tomatoes- Cherry Truss (NSW)

 

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

Dragon Fruit (QLD)

Edible Flowers (VIC)

Flowers – Orchids (NSW)

Green Grapes (Australian) – (QLD)

Lychee (QLD)

Mangosteen (Imported)

Popcorn Sprouts (VIC)

Red Pomello (Imported- USA)

Rambutan (QLD)

Red Currants (VIC)

 

SORRY NOT THIS WEEK:

END OF SEASON:

Broad Bean

Red Tamarillo

SHORT SUPPLY:

Lotus Root

NOT AVAILABLE:

Mandarins

Tomatoes- Yellow Teardrop

 

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