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Brisbane Market Report 90
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..
Brisbane Market Report 89
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,..
Brisbane Market Report 88
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..
Brisbane Market Report 87
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..
Brisbane Market Report 86
While the unusual spring heat has brought on an abundance of fruit and vegetables into the Brisbane Produce Market, it has also taken its toll on the quality and price of some fresh produce lines. In the vegetable aisle, pick up some cheap to reasonably priced Asian vegetables, Australian asparagus, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, eggplant, fennel, leeks, snow peas, silverbeet, sweet corn, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. Broccoli, capsicum and celery are still value-for-money but prices have crept higher compared to last week’s and are expected to ..
Brisbane Market Report 85
Queensland’s record September heat has not affected the quality of most fresh fruit and vegetables on Your Local Fruit Shop’s shelves but warmer days ahead may take their toll on strawberry quality. There are large volumes of top quality vegetables resulting in bargain prices for Asian vegetables, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrot, celery, eggplant, fennel, leeks, snow peas, silverbeet, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. Beans continue to move in price and will cost you more this week. You will also pay firme..
Brisbane Market Report 84
Queensland’s September school holidays arrive at a great time to pick up the best fruit and vegetable bargains so families can entertain and get the kids in the kitchen cooking up healthy meals and snacks. Most vegetables are top quality and value-for-money, including Asian vegetables, beetroot, brussels spouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrot, celery, eggplant, fennel, snow peas, silverbeet, squash, sweet corn, onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes. Pumpkin is at a rock bottom price and eating well. Mushrooms are a range of prices, depending on their variety and ..
Brisbane Market Report 83
It’s a buyer’s market when it comes to picking up fresh produce this week with top quality fruit, vegetables and salad items recording some of the lowest prices for many months. In the vegetable aisle, Your Local Fruit Shop is stocked with bargain Asian vegetables, beetroot, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrots, celery, eggplant, fennel, leeks, snow peas, silverbeet, sweet corn, zucchini, onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes. Mushrooms have also fallen in price. Pumpkin is plentiful and cheap. Most uncut pumpkins can be stored for 30 to 90 day..
Brisbane Market Report 82
The early spring in the growing regions has resulted in an abundance of quality vegetables and salad items reaching the Brisbane Produce Market but some tropical and citrus fruits are up in price. Look for bargain prices on Asian vegetables, beans, beetroot, broccoli, carrots, leeks, zucchini and sweet potatoes. There are reasonable prices being asked for top quality brussels sprouts, cabbage, capsicum, celery, fennel, silverbeet, squash, sweet corn, onions and potatoes. Pumpkin is also reasonably priced and expected to reduce in the days ahead while cauliflower, eggplant and snow pea..
Brisbane Market Report 81
The unseasonal warmth has seen an abundance of fresh produce on the Brisbane Produce Market trading floor with early fruit and bulk arrivals of quality vegetables resulting in some family meal favourites selling for greatly reduced prices. You will pick up some of the best priced broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, leeks, snow peas, sweet corn, zucchini and sweet potatoes seen this year, with only cabbage firmer in price this week. Beans have reduced in price. Choose ones that are crisp and firm, avoiding any with signs of discolouration or soft spots.  They store best in a plastic bag ..
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