BUYER’S GUIDE: 7th Aug – 13th Aug

 

FRUIT: Market Summary

The Buy list: All Apples, Blueberries, Kiwifruit, Oranges, Passionfruit, Pawpaw & Papaya, Rhubarb, Ruby Grapefruit and QLD Strawberries.

The Watch List: Honeydew supply is very short this week- quality is nothing special with quality product going for big money. Rockmelons are back in price with the NT season switching on and quality improving. Both Seedless and Long Watermelons are holding in price for quality items.

Market Insights: USA Cherry season is about to end. New Season USA Seedless Grapes have commenced. The first of the New Season NT Mangoes are on the markets this week, however it will be another 3 weeks before regular supplies become available.

VEGETABLES: Market Summary

The Buy list: Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Celeriac, Celery, Chinese Vegies, Leeks, Mushrooms, Parsnips, Mesclun, Wild Rocket & Gourmet Baby Spinach,  All Spuds, Sweet Potatoes and Zucchini. 

The Watch List: Green Beans (quality), Sweetcorn, Lebanese & Telegraph Cucumbers and Tomatoes (all lines) are in short supply and expensive. This will turnaround within 2 weeks as the QLD weather warms up following forecasts of clear skies!

Market Insights: The Australian Asparagus season will commence end of August/early September. Local Red & Green Cabbage is on the shorter side but supply and demand are matched. SA Onion season is on the down-hill run, will finish in 3 weeks.

BEST BUYS:

Fruit: Apples- delicious (VIC) * Blood Oranges (QLD) * Pawpaw- yellow (QLD) * Pineapple (QLD) * Strawberries – large (QLD)

Vegetable: Celeriac (VIC) * Fennel bulb- large (VIC) * Portabello Mushroom (NSW) * Sweet Potato – large (QLD)  * Wild Rocket (VIC)

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

Fruit: Beurre Bosc Pears (VIC) * Cumquats (QLD)  * Green Mango (QLD) * Mangosteen (IMP) * Starfruit- aka Carambola (QLD)

Vegetable: Baby Endive (VIC) * King Brown Mushrooms (IMP) * Purple Jester Potatoes (TAS) * Treviso (NSW) * White Daikon- radish (NSW)

NOT THIS WEEK:

Short Supply: Butter Bean – yellow * Sweetcorn

Expensive: Baby Green beans * Honeydew

Not Available: Dragonfruit

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