BUYER’S GUIDE: 13/12/11 – 19/12/11

By December 13, 2011Fruit, Local, Produce, Spring, Updates, Vegetable

 

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

I wish I could tell you that the rain is going to STOP and the sun is coming out…….but unfortunately it’s not looking likely for now. A wet Xmas and New Year means we should expect some problems with Fresh Produce, but it’s not all bad!!

FRUIT:

Quality here is exceptional and so is the price. No out of the ordinary items in short supply at present and pricing is well down on the past years. Other than the usual items for this time of the year- apples and lemons being the most relevant- the rest of the gang is in good supply and should stay that way well into the new year.

Stonefruits are the pick, good quality, eating well and cost effective buying as is watermelons!

VEGETABLES:

We are seeing the wet weather taking its toll here on quality and supply. Right now it’s mainly impacting supply and price on Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli, Bean, Cauliflowers and has slightly lifted Tomatoes price. Still there is plenty to pick from as Pumpkin, Carrots, Zucchini, Eggplant and Spuds are in good supply and price well.

Back to “Singing In The Rain”

BEST BUYS:

FRUIT:

Avocado (#25-28 per tray)

Cherries- Van’s  (NSW)

Limes (QLD)

Mango R2E2 (QLD)

Rockmelon (QLD)

VEGETABLES:

Carrots – Med to Large (QLD)

Chat (Sml) Potatoes (SA)

Butternut Pumpkin (QLD)

Snow Peas (NSW)

Zucchini- Green (VIC)

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

Dragon Fruit (QLD)

New Season- Fig Tray (NSW)

New Season- Black Grapes (QLD)

Lychees – (QLD)

Mangosteen (QLD)

Donut Peaches (NSW)

New Season – Blood Plums (NSW)

Rambutan (QLD)

Popcorn Sprouts (VIC)

VIP Cherries – (NSW)

SORRY NOT THIS WEEK:

END OF SEASON:

Broad Bean

Red Tamarillo

SHORT SUPPLY:

No 2. Asparagus

Sweet Potato- large (very $$$)

Yellow butter beans

NOT AVAILABLE:

Bella Rossa Tomatoes

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