FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 10.10.17
FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT
Shiver me timbers its a good week in the produce aisle! New season stone fruits, end of season citrus plus some great haul’s from NSW South Coast fisherman. This means your kitchen should be buzzing with flavours this week! Read below to find out whats the best fit for your household this week!
VEG YOU SHOULD BUY
Silverbeet (Spinach) – There is an abundance of Silverbeet in the market. GREAT VALUE! Popeye wasn’t wrong Silverbeet is fantastic for you and an awesome versatile veggie; sautéed as a side, tossed in a pasta or casserole. Looking for some new ideas? Try this cool way to use Silverbeet as a Burrito wrap in my BEEF AN BLACK BEAN BURRITO RECIPE
Asparagus – Local Asparagus season is thriving – definitely get these in your kitchen this week! Awesome value too!
Tomatoes – Grape tomatoes have slowed due to a lashing of wet weather, however cherry toms and Roma’s are fantastic, they are my pick for the salads this week.
Local Lines – Are you passionate about buying local i.e. grown within 50km of Sydney? Then this week get on these lines – Broad Beans, Cabbage (Red & White/Green), Rainbow Chard, Dutch carrots, Heirloom Carrots, Radish, Tuscan Cabbage, Kale, Silverbeet, English Spinach, Asian Veg (Bok Choy, Choy Sum, Gai Lan), all herbs (except basil) and Leek bunches (finishing soon).
BEST VEG AND SALAD LINES
Broad Beans, Broccoli, Broccolini, Cabbages, Corn, Dutch Carrots, Fresh Peas, Silverbeet, Leeks, Potatoes (Royal Blue and Desiree), Tuscan Cabbage, Beetroot Bunches, Tomatoes (all except Truss)
VEG AND SALAD LINES TO WATCH (BUY WITH CAUTION)
Avocados – Most fruit is coming in from WA. Quality is awesome, however, supplies are limited forcing prices high in the sky!
Sweet Potato – Last weeks rains in QLD are still causing some issues, prices are firm and quality is average.
Berries – Blueberry quality and supply remains excellent. Best value berry this week!
Mulberries have hit the market, super sweet, delicious and sure to take a few baby boomers back to the golden years where these delicious berries filled their front yards! As they have just hit, prices are firm, but the quality is good.
Strawberry supply is AVERAGE at best!
Rockmelons and Watermelon – Quality is excellent, i think this week I ate the best rockmelon I have ever eaten! Definitely worthy of a selection in your basket.
Pineapple – Loving the tops on pines! They are actually a hybrid variety of the old school tops on pineapple and the smooth topless pineapple, hence why they are so damn sweet!
Stonefruits – MANGOES – PEACHES – NECTARINES – SUMMER – FRUIT – PARTY. Peaches and Nectarines are still early season, so quality will improve daily, this week was a little bit of a slower week for supply, however, it won’t be long now to the party really gets underway.
Citrus – Late season mandies are ticking all the boxes! Also for those of you who like ruby grapefruit, we have had an influx of feedback saying the Star Ruby Grapefruit we are running at the moment are the best they have ever eaten.
FRUITS TO WATCH (AVOID BUYING or BUY WITH CAUTION)
Strawberries – The dream run is over. Quality is poor and there is not much to choose from.
Blood Oranges – Going, going, gone!
SEAFOOD AND MEAT MARKETS
Seafood and Fish – – NSW Caught Gem Fish is the pick this week! Such a great mild white fish! Local wild caught fish, can’t beat it! two fillets only $14.95. There is also plenty of other great catches, check out our seafood range for more….
Poultry – Free range chicken breast and Tenderloin remain great value, Real Free Range breasts only $14 p/kg
View these items in our weekly specials here. Get Excited about Spring groceries!