FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 14.11.17
FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT
Local Sydney produce is the shining light this week, with some interstate lines still sky high in price! Read my market report below to find out whats best for your kitchen this week.
TEASER: Cherries, Nectarines, Peaches, Mangoes, Beets and zucchinis are on the list!
VEG YOU SHOULD BUY
Heirloom Mixed Dutch Carrots – These rainbow carrot bunches are awesome! Get them onto your plates this week, grown within 50k of Sydney markets they are a great veggie to have in the mix this week. Roast them and finish with the smallest drizzle of maple syrup, crumble of walnuts, sprinkle with feta and a sprig of mint! YUM!
Cos Lettuce – Easily the best value lettuce again this week. Grown locally in Sydney it is a must, instead of Iceberg which is short in supply and firm in price this week.
Pumpkin (JAP) – GREAT value this week, an added bonus that is that it’s cutting a deep orange and eating super sweet Primetime for pumpkin this week.
Beetroots – Bunches or loose, both Sydney grown definitely a week to beet…
Zucchinis – Local Sydney crops are underway, not exactly flying in, however, they are around so if you love the idea of produce grown and transported all within 50km, get on the Zucc’s
BEST VEG AND SALAD LINES
Asparagus, Beetroots (bunches and loose), Cabbages, Carrots Heirlooms Dutch (Mixed Colours), Cos Lettuce, Kale, Potatoes (Royal Blue and Desiree), Pumpkin, Silverbeet, Zucchini’s
VEG AND SALAD LINES TO WATCH (BUY WITH CAUTION)
Broccoli, Cauli and Iceberg Lettuce – Supply is limited, prices are HIGH! Broccoli prices in particular are dynamite!
Wombok – Easing, however still very much on the high side of the price cycle
Cherries – Ok its time for a cherry or two! There is enough good fruit around to suit. Good fruit is still commanding good money, there are some “Value” lines around which are softer varieties, we will be running one of each. I suggest forking out for the premium varieties.
Peaches – White peach varieties remain the pick, however yellow varieties are improving every day.
Berries – Strawberries and Blueberries are in good supply, Blues have tightened slightly this week for “good varieties”. The premium XXL Strawberries are unbeatable. We have been using an Albion variety, extremely sweet, juicy, bursting with flavour and picked once completely ripe! A must this week! There are some value lines around for those happy to forgo size/flavour in the name of a bargain.
Watermelon – Continues to perform, keep in the mix this week!
Mangoes – Good value! Great flavour! Trays, multi buy specials and singles all available. GOOD WEEK FOR MANGOES!
Nectarines – Yellow nectarines remain our pick of the stone fruits, tad more expensive than peaches, however flavour is on point.
FRUITS TO WATCH (AVOID BUYING or BUY WITH CAUTION)
Raspberries – Have been problematic over the past week or two. They are always a day by day consideration, however, at this stage we would suggest leaving them out of your groceries this week.
SEAFOOD AND MEAT MARKETS
Seafood and Fish – Jew Fish is definitely the pick of the bunch this week, a great firm white fish. An awesome all rounder – baked, grilled, steamed or BBQ’d it will suit all occasions. 2 x 175g only $14.95
Poultry – Free range chicken breast and Tenderloin remain great value, Real Free Range breasts only $14 p/kg
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