All seasonal fresh produce is available to lay out a truly traditional festive table this Christmas but all the colours, tastes and smells of most good quality fruit and vegetables come at a high price. In the vegetable aisle, New Zealand asparagus is expensive and average quality broccoli, Victorian brussels sprouts and top quality cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrots, parsnips, squash, potatoes and sweet potatoes are firmly priced. Beans have fluctuated in value for some weeks and are of average quality but cheap. Good quality celery and eggplant are also cheap. You will find beetroot,..
It's all about fruit in the lead up to Christmas with the demand for traditional festive fare pushing up prices, with the best buys to be found in the salad and vegetable lines this week. Celery and eggplant are plentiful and cheap. You will find value for money Asian vegetables, beetroot, fennel, leeks, snow peas, silverbeet, squash, sweet corn, zucchini, mushrooms, onions and pumpkin. Broccoli has reduced in price and is now more affordable. Machine picked beans are hard to find and handpicked are expensive. Expect to pay top prices for tomatoes and avocados but lettuce, salad mix, ..
Mangoes and salad ingredients are the bestselling items at your local fruit shop this week but the heat has affected the supply of popular vegetables and fruits firming their prices. You will be able to pick up value for money beetroot, celery, eggplant, silverbeet, sweet corn and mushrooms, with Asian vegetables and asparagus also value for money but struggling with quality after recent hot conditions. Cauliflower and sweet potatoes are expensive. Expect to pay firm prices for beans, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, fennel, leeks, parsnips, squash, zucchini and potato..
Summer has arrived with pallets of stonefruit, mangoes, new season cherries and an abundance of produce for the festive season available but some kitchen favourites are pricey. This week's best vegetable buys include beans, beetroot, carrot, celery, eggplant, fennel, silverbeet, mushrooms, onions and pumpkin. Asian vegetables are struggling with quality but are of a reasonable price with snake beans, chinese broccoli, hairy melon and okra plentiful. Victorian asparagus, Gympie brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Bundaberg capsicum, leeks, parsnips, snow peas, squash, sweet corn and ..
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There is an abundance of fresh produce available this week with most prices stabilizing and the quality better than it has been for some weeks. In the vegetable line, the exception to the rule is Asian vegetable which is weather affected but reasonably priced. For top quality, value for money vegetables, look for asparagus, beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, celery, eggplant, fennel, silverbeet, zucchini, mushrooms and onions. Pumpkin is cheap. A whole pumpkin keeps well for up to a month, if stored in a cool, dry spot. Once cut, wrap the pumpkin and place it in the refrigerator; i..