FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 31.10.17
FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT
There are a lot of questions on shoppers minds at the turn of the seasons…… Is it too early to be popping cherries into your basket? Whats the best stone fruits to start off with? What are some new seasonal salad ideas to throw in your weekly Spring rotation? Read my market report below to find out the answers to your questions!
VEG YOU SHOULD BUY
Beets – Beets are fantastic quality and value this week, check out some easy ways how to beet this week
TRY MY FREE SEASONAL RECIPE: CRISPY SKIN CHICKEN, SPINACH, BEETS, RICOTTA AND WALNUT SALAD
Kale – Continues to flourish, awesome quality, great value, get some kale in your baskets this week
Pumpkin – Jap pumpkin is cutting a deep orange, it’s super sweet and tasty, good option this week! Toss in a salad with some feta, mixed leaves, avocado, cherry tomatoes and walnuts for a glorious spring salad!
BEST VEG AND SALAD LINES
Asparagus, Beetroots (bunches and loose), Broccoli, Cabbages, Kale, Potatoes (Royal Blue and Desiree), Pumpkin, Tomatoes (Roma and Cherry), Silverbeet, Tuscan Cabbage
VEG AND SALAD LINES TO WATCH (BUY WITH CAUTION)
Rains in Queensland has caused some troubles – below lines are most affected
Beans and Corn – Supply is limited, prices are HIGH!
Wombok – CRAZY PRICES! Buyers beware
To Cherry or not to Cherry? For now, we are saying flavour, size and value aren’t there…. There is fruit in the market, we just don’t think it is good enough to eat … Stay tuned! Next week could be the week.
Peaches – Yellow peaches are in good supply, it’s early season fruit and deeper flavour varieties will hit the market in coming weeks.
Berries – We have a had larger than expected volumes hit the market this week, meaning more variety and better prices are on offer! There is cheaper fruit from WA, we are leaving this behind, it will not last very long. The pick of the Strawberries is NEW SEASON Victorian Strawberries! Some QLD Blueberries were hammered by the rains this week, you will most likely see these in the chain stores on special. Delicious Blueberries that were sheltered from the rain will command higher prices, however, the quality is excellent!!!!!
Rockmelons and Watermelon – Quality, Flavour and Value ticking all the boxes.
Mangoes – Keep them rolling! We have just seen some early arrivals of fruit from Mareeba arguably the best region for Mangoes in Aus! So it is a great week for Mangoes!
Nectarines – There is good fruit available if buying based on value Peaches pose as a better value option.
FRUITS TO WATCH (AVOID BUYING or BUY WITH CAUTION)
Cheap berries – There is ALOT of inferior quality fruit in the market this week! Be wary of cheaper Strawberries and Blueberries, its cheap for a reason – rain or short expected shelf life! Buyer beware!
Mandarins are finishing up – Quality is still pretty good, however, we will be pulling the pin, thanks to all the growers for a fantastic season!
SEAFOOD AND MEAT MARKETS
Seafood and Fish – – Silver Mackerel from QLD is the pick this week! Mild white fish! Local and on your plate within a day or two of being caught, 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!