BUYER’S GUIDE: 28th Feb – 5th Mar 2012

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

Overall the general market price is down due to lower demand, but quality is still showing signs of the poor weather. Again it’s the ground grown crops, local Asian vegetables and herbs that are worst hit. Fruit is still holding and in most products there is no change in price.

Fruit:
Good supplies of New and Old season Apples. Apricots are just about all over.
Long watermelons not worth buying due to quality. Seedless same price and good gear.
Full range of Exotics from FNQ: Rambutans, Starfruit, Longans, Kett Mangos, Red Papaya, Persimmons plus more.

Vegetables:
Iceberg Lettuce, Coloured Lettuce, Gourmet Mesclums, Asian Leaf Veg and Herbs are feeling the wet and are up in price due to lower supply, quality is above par to good.

Still no shortages to pick from. The usual culprits; Broccoli, Caulies, Spuds, Carrots, Beans, Sweet Potatoes and Pumpkin are all good to go and priced well.  

BEST BUYS:

Fruit:

Cavendish Bananas (QLD)

Peak Season Fig Trays (NSW)

Lychees (QLD)

Mango – Ketts (QLD)

Red Seedless Grapes (VIC)

Vegetables:

Beetroot- large (NSW)

Cauliflower (NSW)

Desiree Potatoes – large (SA)

Green Zucchini (NSW)

Sweetcorn (NSW)

 

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

Fruit:

Banana Buds (QLD)

Banana Leaves (QLD)

Finger Limes (NSW)

Golden Delicious apples (VIC)

Longan (QLD)

Vegetables:

Green Olives – large, raw (NSW)

Kiwiberries (New Zealand)

Papaya – green/cooking (QLD)

Prickly Pear (NSW)

New Season Quince (QLD)

 

NOT THIS WEEK:

Short Supply:

Borlotti Beans

Marsh Grapefruit

Yellow Paw Paw

Not Available:

Baby Gold Beetroot

Blood Orange

 

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