FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 21.11.17
FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT
Some cracking local produce on offer this week! However, we saw substantial rain in Victoria and Young in the tail end of last week and over the weekend, this means there are a few things you should be paying close attention to this week! Read my report below to find out whats hot and what’s not!
TEASER: It’s a great week to get your Zoodle out!
VEG YOU SHOULD BUY
Iceberg Lettuce – Local Sydney grown iceberg is flooding the market, awesome value, best lettuce this week for sure!
Sweet Potato – After a month or two in the “sin-bin”, sweet potato supply is now back up, quality and value are both excellent! A must this week
Cucumbers – All cucumbers are abundant. Enjoy it, its a great time of year for salads. Slap some cucumbers on your table AWESOME VALUE
Zucchinis – Local Sydney grown Zuccs are coming on! A touch of warm weather and you basically can watch these guys grow right in front of your eyes. This means thanks to the warm weather there is a lot of Zuccs around this week! Sautéed, Grilled, Baked, Stuffed or even get your Zoodle out! Its a great week for the Zuccs
Heirloom Mixed Dutch Carrots – Shine bright like a carrot? These beauties are in good supply! These rainbow carrot bunches are making Sydney plates that tad bit more colourful! Grown within 50kms, why wouldn’t you chomp on a rainbow carrot this week.
BEST VEG AND SALAD LINES
Asparagus, Beetroots (bunches and loose), Cabbages, Carrots Heirlooms Dutch (Mixed Colours), Iceberg Lettuce, Kale, Potatoes (Washed and Kipfler), Pumpkin, Silverbeet, Sweet Potato, Zucchinis)
VEG AND SALAD LINES TO WATCH (BUY WITH CAUTION)
Broccoli and Cauli – Supply is rapidly improving! Expect for regular prices to return within a week!
Tomatoes (Gourmet/Field) – Tightened this week, be wary prices are firming QUICK
Cherries – Substantial rain in young means the next few varieties will be on the softer side. However there will be a wide range of fruit in the market, basically, you will get what you pay for, cheaper/value lines will have a softer cherry or two. Be cautious when purchasing cherries for the next week or so.
Peaches – White remains the stand out for flavour.
Berries – The rain that hit the Cherries in Young, also hit Victorian Strawberry growing regions, this means there is quite a bit of inferior fruit in the market, be cautious when buying “cheaper” lines of strawberries this week. My suggestion, stick with the premium lines, which probably were shielded from rain by the covers, hence why they cost a little more.
Blueberries have been the big mover this past week, essentially doubling in price. The dream run may be over. Supply has decreased and prices are firming, however, they are still reasonably well priced, its just blues have been “cheap” for a very long time so it’s just a quick jump.
Mangoes – Good week again for Mangoes! They are coming from a few regions in the market at the moment, it’s the tail end of Katherine and new season Mareeba and Burdekin fruit. Mareeba fruit is quite bright, whilst Burdekin fruit has a duller skin. We have been trialling our fair share and Burdekin fruit for flavour is really, really, really good! Don’t be fooled by a bright skin, its the beauty on the inside winning this week.
Nectarines – Yellow nectarines prices are good, the flavour is good, get on these for the pick of the stone fruits this week.
FRUITS TO WATCH (AVOID BUYING or BUY WITH CAUTION)
Raspberries – Remain average.
Watermelon, Rockmelon and Honey Dew – Watermelon was in the good books, however, the market was a little bit undersupplied to start the week, forcing prices up. Rockmelon and Honey Dew have been struggling for the past few weeks, pretty similar this week. With lots of stone fruits on offer, melons are not a must.
SEAFOOD AND MEAT MARKETS
Seafood and Fish – Silver Mackerel is the pick of the sea! Every week we put this on, every week we get flooded with great feedback, its a firm white fish, great all-rounder, BBQ’d, Steamed, Grilled or baked! 2 Fillets only $14.95, great option to add fish into the weekly cycle.
Poultry – Free range chicken breast and Tenderloin remain great value, Real Free Range breasts only $14 p/kg
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