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Brisbane Market Report 175
Cooler temperatures around the state have resulted in lower volumes of fruit, so vegetables are offering more variety and value this week. Pineapples, pears, navel oranges and watermelon are your best bet for lunch boxes and snacks, plus there are also some good red grapes to be found. Mandarins are still available, but volumes are decreasing with the season finishing soon. For breakfast, we can’t go past toast with the excellent quality avocados available at the moment, along with cherry tomatoes and torn basil. Another great option is muesli or yoghurt with red pawpaw, which ..
Brisbane Market Report 174
  August 9, 2019   strump While there’s not plenty of variety of fruits and vegetables this week thanks to the current cold snap, we have plenty of produce offering excellent value. Strawberries and blueberries are two of our top buys this week — keep an eye out for extra-large punnets of strawberries as supplies are abundant. Make the most of reasonably priced avocados by buying in bulk and use them in sushi or winter poke bowls with salmon, cucumber, and sesame seeds (a sprinkle of lime juice will help prevent avocado from going brown). Honey Mur..
Brisbane Market Report 173
Stable weather conditions have seen a good stream of fruits and vegetables into the Brisbane Produce Market this week. Locally grown Sunshine Coast strawberries are still the crowd favourite, with avocados close behind thanks to the best value we’ve seen in years. Get your smashed avo fix now before they are at a premium later this month. Kiwis, mandarins, and passionfruit are your best bet for lunchboxes this week. Look out for both the large Panama and smaller Sweetheart passionfruit varieties. In citrus, blood oranges and Queensland-grown lemons are both in good supply an..
Brisbane Market Report 172
Conditions around the country remain unchanged this week, with consistent supply levels across both fruits and vegetables at the Brisbane Produce Market. Strawberries are still one of our bestselling fruits, with sweet and juicy fruit arriving from many local suppliers. Although raspberry supplies have decreased, they are still eating beautifully. Pink Lady and Granny Smith are the best value apple varieties, while Imperial mandarins from Gayndah and limes from Dimbulah are fantastic quality and well-priced. A Mediterranean favourite, the blood orange is only available for a short..
Brisbane Market Report 171
Winter fruits like pears, mandarins, oranges, and Sunshine Coast strawberries offer fantastic value this week at the Brisbane Produce Market. Other great quality buys include limes, avocados, red pawpaws and watermelon. Dreaming of warmer weather? Take your taste buds to the tropics with passionfruit from North Queensland — they’re excellent quality and delicious added to drinks, tarts, cheesecakes, pavlova and sponge cake. Most varieties of apples are well supplied, but green apples aren’t as plentiful this week. Blood oranges and Cara Cara are two citrus varieties..
Brisbane Market Report 170
Fruit is the popular choice at the Brisbane Produce Market this week, with more reliable supplies than many weather-affected vegetables. The local strawberry season is going from strength to strength and there’s some great quality, well-priced fruit available. Raspberries are still eating well, but blueberry prices are inconsistent. North Queensland is bringing some fantastic tropical fruit to market: golden pawpaws from Innisfail and passionfruit are both well supplied. Banana smoothies are back on the menu thanks to the improved supply of bananas, and Hass avocados are delici..
Brisbane Market Report 169
Supplies of many fruits and vegetables have improved this week, and that trend looks set to continue despite adverse weather conditions in some parts of the country. We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to apples, and one interesting variety to keep an eye out for is the golden yellow apple. A Japanese variety, this medium-sized apple is grown in the Gippsland area of Victoria and has a sweet, complex flavour. Pineapples and pears are eating beautifully and are an essential part of any winter fruit platter. Pears also star in many winter desserts like the classic poached pear ..
Brisbane Market Report 168
Strawberries are always fantastic quality at this time of year and raspberries are plentiful. Fresh pomegranates are arriving from New South Wales — sprinkle the seeds over rice pilafs, warm salads, grilled halloumi, and Middle Eastern stews and tagines. Hass avocados are having a bumper season and we’ve been impressed with their quality and flavour. Packham pears, golden yellow papayas and most apples varieties are eating well. Imperial and Honey Murcott mandarins, medium-sized navels and lemons are all good quality now — eat them as snacks or use their zest and ju..
Brisbane Market Report 167
The recent burst of cold weather and frost in some parts of the state means that all the cool weather crops are great eating, despite the lower volume in some Queensland produce lines this week. Strawberries are a good news story as their supply from the Sunshine Coast increases. Raspberries are plentiful, but blueberries are still in short supply. Most apple varieties are well supplied with the Pink Lady variety premium eating. Hass avocados, papaya and Packham pears are also well supplied. Citrus are another stand-out, with navel oranges, lemons and Honey Murcott mandarins all eati..
Brisbane Market Report 166
In fruit, Queensland navel oranges are going from strength to strength as the season progresses. Red papaya is in season and eating well — look for firm fruit with vibrant red flesh. Packham pears, lemons, mandarins, Hass avocados and pineapples are all well supplied, while strawberries and raspberries from the Sunshine Coast are the best of the berries. Expect rockmelons and nashi pear prices to improve as supplies increase. There are moderate supplies of watermelon. Look out for feijoas. This exotic fruit has a flavour that has been likened to pineapples, guavas and kiwifruit..
Brisbane Market Report 165
Queensland-grown produce is plentiful with lunchbox options like bananas (including Lady Fingers), oranges, Packham pears, and raspberries. Sunshine Coast pineapples are of excellent quality – just right for dreamy coconut hummingbird cake. Hass avocados from north Queensland are plentiful — look for firm, dark green coloured fruit if you don’t need to eat them right away. All varieties of apples are widely available, as are Imperial mandarins and watermelon. Citrus like lemons and limes are top quality and can last a long time in the fridge. Strawberry and blueberr..
Brisbane Market Report 164
Moderate weather conditions over the past week have seen good supplies of most fruit and vegetables at the Brisbane Produce Market. Hass avocados from north Queensland are at the peak of their season, while Innisfail-grown bananas are plentiful. Queensland-grown navel oranges are at their best, they’re seedless, sweet and juicy. Other citrus fruits like lemons and limes are both well supplied. All varieties of apple are eating well, but the sweet and crunchy Pink Lady is eating beautifully presently. Sunshine Coast-grown pineapple is another favourite; for a winter dessert, try..
Brisbane Market Report 163
The winter produce season is well underway with excellent supplies of most fruits and vegetables. Citrus are one of the top performers with lemons, limes and mandarins all great buying. Navel oranges are arriving from South Australia — store in the fruit bowl for up to two weeks or extend their life in the fridge. All apple varieties continue to be widely available, while Hass avocados, passionfruit, pineapple, watermelon, star fruit and raspberries are all in good supply. Sunshine Coast strawberries are starting to appear on our shelves and volumes will increase over the comin..
Brisbane Market Report 162
The cooler weather has finally arrived in Queensland and seasonal winter produce is flooding Brisbane Produce Market this week. There is nothing better this time of year than hearty roasted veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, garlic, onions, capsicums, eggplants and Brussels sprouts. They are all available in great supply and have made it to the long list of fantastic buys this week. Cover them generously with olive oil and a hint of lemon or lime juice for an intensifying flavour. Excellent supplies of vegetables include cabbage, cauliflower, corn, mushrooms, snow peas, okra and t..
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