FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET REPORT 28.11.17
FRESH PRODUCE MARKET REPORT
Sooo first week of summer, what does that mean to you? I’m thinking prawns, local fish, cherries, mangoes, peaches, nectarines, scotch fillets, lamb cutlets and plenty of salads. Are Sydney markets thinking the same thing? Damn straight!
Read below to find out whats best for your basket this week….
TEASER: Fish of the week is Harpuka, this is a firm white fish very similar to blue eye cod (which usually fetches around $60 p/kg). It’s an awesome fish, highly recommend adding the fish of the week to the basket!
VEG YOU SHOULD BUY
Cherry truss tomatoes – These little beauties are locally grown in Sydney, popping with flavour. Definitely, jump on these this week for all your tomato/salad needs
Beetroots – A-B-U-N-D-A-N-T, make the most of the beets. I love them this time of year chipped or wedged and roasted. Store them in the fridge and use in any salad you see fit. Check out my recipe and tips below.
Cauli – Supply has dramatically improved, lots of caulis in the market, prices have halved in a week. Time for some roast cauli salads!
Iceberg Lettuce – Local Sydney grown iceberg is flooding the market, awesome value, best lettuce this week for sure!
Jap pumpkin – Value, Flavour, Ticking all the boxes.
Cucumbers – All cucumbers remain in oversupply. one word – BARGAIN!
Zucchinis – Also abundant, enjoy locally grown zucc’s at great prices.
BEST VEG AND SALAD LINES
Beetroots (bunches and loose), Cabbages, Carrots, Cauliflower, Heirlooms Dutch (Mixed Colours), Cherry Truss Tomatoes, Iceberg Lettuce, Kale, Potatoes (Washed and Kipfler), Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Zucchinis
VEG AND SALAD LINES TO WATCH (BUY WITH CAUTION)
Corn – Supply is slow, prices are firm.
Cherries – More and more fruit is hitting the market, there is something for everyone. Value lines are the equivalent of what you will see in the supermarkets, smaller in size and not the best varieties. If you want the best of the best go for a premium Cherry – prices are improving and the look and taste AMAZING
Peaches – Yellow peaches have impressed this week, better flavour, so both white and yellow are in a good place. Take your pick! Or even a little from column A and a little from column B…..
Berries – Strawberry supply is okay, some warm weather in Victoria means some berries aren’t lasting as long as expected. Value lines are pretty average, we recommend going for the large premium varieties!
Blueberries prices are firming, quality is ok!
Mangoes – Mangoes are the pick of the week! Jump on these guys trays from only $24, a great way to start summer!
Nectarines – Yellow’s are the pick of the nectarines this week!
FRUITS TO WATCH (AVOID BUYING or BUY WITH CAUTION)
Raspberries – Remain average.
Watermelon, Rockmelon and Honey Dew – Watermelon prices and quality is average. Rockmelons and Honey Dews are improving, however, aren’t there yet!
SEAFOOD AND MEAT MARKETS
Seafood and Fish – Harpuka is a clear winner in the seafood markets this week, GREAT value, it is a firm white fish very similar to blue eye cod (Trevalla). 2 fillets only $14.95 a must in the baskets this week.
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!