BUYER’S GUIDE: 3rd Apr-10th Apr

The Market is looking ok for Easter Week with just a few items still in recovery mode from the wet weather- these include Melons (quality and price) and Avocados, Cos & Iceberg Lettuce (price).

Fruit:

NB. Nectarines and Peaches are all but done, quality is below par and eating quality and shelf life is limited.

As for the rest of the tribe all good and in most cases pricing is lower. Strawberry quality is sound, just up in price which is the usual for this time of the year.

Apples, Pears Bananas, Figs, Grapes, Pineapples, Pomegranates & Quinces are all good buying.

New Season Mandarins are in, but we recommend holding off for another week as they are eating on the dryer side.

Vegetables:

Looking good for the week as well. Big list to chose from, Asparagus, Beans Green, Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflowers, Carrots, Celery, Eggplant, Mushrooms, Potatoes, Asian Veg etc etc…….

Tomatoes holding across the range but showing signs of the weather in terms of quality.

BEST BUYS:

Fruit:

Fig Tray (NSW) * Grapes – green seedless (VIC) * Packham Pears – green (VIC) * Pawpaw – yellow (QLD) * Pineapple (QLD)

Vegetables: 

Asparagus – medium (Imported) * Bean – green (QLD) * Brussel Sprouts (VIC) * Eggplant (NSW) * Sweet Potato – large (QLD)

 

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

New Season Chestnuts (VIC)

Fruit:

Blood Oranges (Imported) * Papaya – green/cooking (QLD) * New Season Quince (QLD)

Vegetables:

Baby Asparagus (Imported) * Baby Endive Lettuce (QLD) * Habanero Chillies (NSW) * Horseradish (SA) * Jicama aka Water Yam (QLD) * Wild Pine Mushrooms (NSW)

 

NOT THIS WEEK:

Short Supply :

Bella Rossa Tomatoes

End of Season:

Nectarines * Peaches

Not Available:

Baby Gold Beetroot * Green Peas (fresh)  

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