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Brisbane Market Report 179
It’s a great week for locally grown fruits and vegetables, with Queensland produce dominating the shelves. Local berries, citrus, pineapples and rockmelon are plentiful, and bananas are eating well despite their some-times dull winter skin. Strawberries from the Sunshine Coast and blueberries are fantastic value and quality, while local lemons and limes are calling out for zesty desserts, tarts and drinks. From Innisfail in north Queensland, red papaya is deliciously sweet at the moment. Other good buys include navel oranges, pears, and Afourer mandarins — this variety ha..
Brisbane Market Report 178
Spring has sprung and there’s no shortage of great value vegies at the Brisbane Produce Market this week. In fruit, in abundance we have strawberries and blueberries — they’re sweet, full of flavour and an absolute bargain. Rockmelons and yellow and red papaya are also great buys. The mandarin season is coming to an end, but Honey Murcotts are still widely available. Pineapple supplies from the Sunshine Coast and North Queensland are improving, while Valencias are the pick of the oranges. The apple season is a little slow and Hass avocado supplies are lower, but ..
Brisbane Market Report 178
Spring has sprung and there’s no shortage of great value vegies at the Brisbane Produce Market this week. In fruit, in abundance we have strawberries and blueberries — they’re sweet, full of flavour and an absolute bargain. Rockmelons and yellow and red papaya are also great buys. The mandarin season is coming to an end, but Honey Murcotts are still widely available. Pineapple supplies from the Sunshine Coast and North Queensland are improving, while Valencias are the pick of the oranges. The apple season is a little slow and Hass avocado supplies are lower, but ..
Brisbane Market Report 177
Despite unusually cold and dry weather in parts of Queensland, we have a good variety of fruit at the Brisbane Produce Market this week. Strawberries and blueberries show no sign of slowing down, with large volumes of excellent quality berries available. Apples of all varieties are plentiful — cool nights are calling out for a classic apple crumble (for an extra twist, add some of the gorgeous rhubarb from Mount Tamborine). We’re seeing some solid grape supplies arriving from Emerald, along with pineapples from the Sunshine Coast and north Queensland. Pawpaws and lemons a..
Brisbane Market Report 177
Despite unusually cold and dry weather in parts of Queensland, we have a good variety of fruit at the Brisbane Produce Market this week. Strawberries and blueberries show no sign of slowing down, with large volumes of excellent quality berries available. Apples of all varieties are plentiful — cool nights are calling out for a classic apple crumble (for an extra twist, add some of the gorgeous rhubarb from Mount Tamborine). We’re seeing some solid grape supplies arriving from Emerald, along with pineapples from the Sunshine Coast and north Queensland. Pawpaws and lemons a..
Brisbane Market Report 176
From drought and wind to rain and mist, it’s been a week of unpredictable weather for our growers. As a result, some produce is not appearing in the volumes expected for this time of year. Beautiful berries are at their peak at the moment, with strawberries continuing their fantastic run and blueberries eating well. If you’ve got some strawberries slightly past their prime, sprinkle them with caster sugar and a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and roast at 200 degrees for 10 minutes. Serve strawberries and juices with yoghurt or ice-cream. Also having a strong season are Ha..
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..
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