BUYER’S GUIDE: 31st Jan 2012 – 6th Feb 2012

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

Good supplies all round this week. There has been some quality issues due to the rain, but still plenty to chose from.

Fruit:

The weather has hit Strawberries hard this week. Nectarines and Peaches have also seen a slight kick up in price.

New Season Apples are now in. Melons are good quality, good eating and well priced.

If you’re looking for something different try Green Cooking Mangos, Lychees, Rambo’s, Starfruit and USA Navels…Very Sweet!

Vegetables:

Some ups and downs this week. in terms of supply and price

Price of Asparagus is back down with some Summer crop from VIC hitting the market. Broccoli and lettuce are also down, while Caulies and Celery are up just a touch.

All in all clear sailing for the week ahead

 

BEST BUYS:

Fruit:

Apricot (TAS)

Black Seedless Grapes (VIC)

Fig Tray (NSW)

Navel Oranges (USA-Imported) – very sweet!!

New Season Royal Gala apples (NSW)

Vegetables:

Capsicum – red (QLD)

Eggplant (NSW)

Snow Peas (NSW)

Sweet Corn (NSW) – honey sweet!!

Zucchini – green (NSW)

 

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

New Season Baby/Young Ginger (QLD)

New Season Beurre Bosc Pears (VIC)

New Season Birdseye Chillies- red (NSW)

Bitter Melon/Gourd (QLD)

Dragon Fruit (QLD)

Kaffir Lime Leaves (QLD)

Papaya – green/cooking (QLD)

Rambutan (QLD)

Royal Blue Potatoes (SA)

Salsify- black (SA)

 

NOT THIS WEEK:

Short Supply:

Heirloom tomatoes

Not Available:

Baby Leeks

Globe Artichokes

Mangosteen

Purple Asparagus

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