Market report December 2017 Generally weather conditions have been more positive for fruit and vegetable growers in the last couple of weeks. The summer stone fruit season is getting underway. Apricots have started with most being supplied from Victoria. Cherries from New South Wales and Victoria are eating well. Largest sizes are expensive but will reduce in price as the volume increases. The lychee season is underway. Local growers are expecting to have a good season provided they can beat the flying foxes. Local supply of Kensington pride and R2E2 mangoes has increased. Ot..
The traditional pre-festive season slowing down of fresh fruit and vegetable sales, at a time the summer crops are ripe for picking, has resulted in a price drop across most fresh produce categories this week. In the vegetable aisle, you can pick up top quality, value-for-money Asian vegetables, asparagus, beans, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrots, celery, fennel, leeks, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet, zucchini, mushrooms, onions and pumpkin. Sweet potatoes are affordable and become more accessible as paddocks have dried, and are of great value, and best stored in a c..
Prices have dropped on some recently expensive fruit and vegetable lines, although some fresh produce from storm affected regions and new season lines will still cost more than usual. The more notable price drops in the vegetable aisle are broccoli and cauliflower from expensive to now firmly priced, and a price reduction in asparagus and beans, which are value-for-money. The best buy of the week is the capsicum, with the Bundaberg grown crops cheap and of mixed quality but the better quality produce commanding a reasonable price. Other reasonably priced, good quality produce includ..
Most salad items and vegetables are firmly priced after recent storms and extreme temperature changes in Australia’s growing regions but there are some great fruit bargains and plenty of choice in all fresh produce categories. You can select quality, value-for-money Asian vegetables, beans, beetroot, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, fennel, leeks, onions and pumpkin. However, expect to pay more for end-of-season asparagus and top quality celery, eggplant, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet, squash, sweet corn, zucchini and mushrooms, along with potatoes and sweet potatoes sourc..
Storms disrupting Queensland’s fruit and vegetable growing regions have kept some fresh produce favourites firm in price but there is still an abundance of choice for shoppers. Recent hail and rain deluges in the Bowen, Bundaberg and Lockyer regions have pushed up prices of broccoli and cauliflower, with the best-on-offer at expensive prices. Beans, brussels sprouts, celery, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet and mushrooms, along with potatoes and sweet potatoes, which are harder to source from their water-logged paddocks, are firmly priced. Expect to pay firm prices for Victor..
It’s an early summer in Your Local Fruit Shop with the first of the cherries and lychees arriving sooner than usual, taking up position beside festive mangoes and stonefruit and an abundance of vegetables. Some vegetable prices are expensive after October hail storms and rain deluges, including beans, the best quality Victorian cauliflower, zucchinis and bogged-in potatoes and sweet potatoes, which are proving a challenge for Bundaberg and Lockyer Valley growers to gain access to in all the mud. You will pay firm prices for brussels sprouts, poorer quality Queensland cauliflowe..
The fallout from Queensland’s rain deluge has seen two prices occurring on a range of fresh produce lines with storm-affected fruits and vegetables cheap, while produce in the same line, grown in the southern states, carries a premium price for premium quality. In the vegetable aisle, this has placed broccoli and cauliflower at all time low prices for lesser quality produce, and firm to expensive prices for the southern-grown lines. Eggplant is demanding a much higher price for glamour glasshouse grown quality over field picked crops. Beans are in shorter supply and demandin..
Torrential rains, causing damage to soil and crops in the Wide Bay and Burnett regions, have caused the slowing of some fresh fruit and vegetable supplies to the Brisbane Produce Market, which will have a flow-on affect to the prices paid at the counter. Fresh produce is sourced from across Australia with ample stocks of quality Asian vegetables, asparagus, beetroot, brussels sprouts, cabbage, eggplant, fennel, leeks, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet, mushrooms, onions and pumpkin from other regions at great value-for-money. Broccoli is weather affected and although reasonably priced,..
Queensland’s recent heat, backed up by storm conditions in the Wide Bay region, has seen some product lines struggle with quality, but the majority of top shelf fruit and vegetables are value-for-money and tasting great. The best vegetable bargains include Australian asparagus and beetroot. For those seeking value-for-money vegetables, you can pick up quality Asian vegetables, cabbage, capsicum, carrots, celery, eggplant, fennel, leeks, parnips, sweet corn, mushrooms, onions, potatoes and pumpkin at low prices. Zucchinis have also fallen in price and are eating well. Broccoli..
A fierce, early October storm in the Bundaberg and Gatton regions has vegetable crops battered and growers slower to harvest in the mud, which could raise prices on some fresh produce sourced from those areas. However, for this week, an abundance of cheap vegetables is stocked on Your Local Fruit Shop’s shelves including quality Asian vegetables, asparagus, beetroot, cauliflower, capsicum, carrots, eggplant and leeks. Beans, cabbage, celery, fennel, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet and mushrooms are selling at reasonable prices. Queensland onions are looking rough, with the new s..