BUYER’S GUIDE: 11th Apr – 16th Apr

After better weather over the past few weeks the markets are looking brighter!! Only items still heavily affected are melons (price and quality) and tomatoes (more quality than price). Supply is up on demand, which has levelled the market and eased prices across the board

Fruit:

Farewell to Peaches and Nectarines, followed by Mangoes and Plums, over the next week or so. Best buying is still Apples, Pears and Bananas.

Plenty of variety on offer: Figs, Grapes (Red, Black & White), Lemons & Limes, New season Mandarins, Papaya, Passionfruit, Pineapples, Dragonfruit, Quinces, Strawberries and Tamarillo’s- all good quality with prices to suit.  

Vegetables:

The trucks are full!! The cool, drier weather has brought on the staples and lifted quality. Think… Artichokes, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflowers, Celeriac, Cabbage, Asian Bunch Veg, Eggplant, Horseradish, Leeks, Cos & Iceberg lettuce, Mushrooms, Salads Mix’s, Swedes, Turnips, Sweet Corn, Spuds & Onions, all Pumpkins varieties and Zucchini.  

BEST BUYS:

Fruit:

Corella Pears (VIC) * Delicious Apples – med (VIC) * Fig Tray (NSW) * Pineapple (QLD) * Strawberries – extra large (VIC)

Vegetables: 

Bean – green (QLD) * Butternut Pumpkin (NSW) * Celeriac (QLD) * Brussel Sprouts (VIC) * Leek – large (VIC) * Mushroom – cup (NSW)

 

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

Chestnuts (VIC)

Fruit:

Mandarins (QLD) * New Season Quince (QLD) * Tamarillo -red (NSW) *

Vegetables:

Fennel Bulb – large (VIC) * Galangal (QLD) * Globe Artichoke (NSW) * Horseradish (SA) * Jicama aka Water Yam (QLD) * Wild Pine Mushrooms (NSW)

 

NOT THIS WEEK:

Short Supply:

Honeydew Melon * Bella Rossa Tomatoes

End of Season:

Nectarines * Peaches

Not Available:

Green Peas (fresh)  

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