Brisbane Produce Market
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 ..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..
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