Fresh produce prices have crept up this week as the cool has affected the winter cropping regions, slowing down growth and reducing supplies of some fruit shop favourites. Short supplies of beans, broccoli, cauliflower, celery and zucchini have made the best quality of these vegetables much higher in price. Prices have firmed on Asian vegetables, imported asparagus, cabbage, eggplant, fennel, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet, squash, sweet corn and potatoes. However, there are still cheaper options with beetroot, brussels sprouts, capsicum, carrot, leeks, sweet potatoes and pumpkin rea..
It may be the best time to warm up with vegetables and exotic fruits at this time of year but the cool weather has slowed some crops, shortening supplies and as a result, firming prices. Expect to pay firm prices for Asian vegetables, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, fennel, leeks, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet, squash, sweet corn, zucchini, mushrooms, and end season potatoes, which should reduce in price when the Queensland growing regions are ready for harvest in the days ahead. Imported asparagus is also firmly priced and beans are expensive. For bargain hunters, look for ..
Recent rains and the seasonal change of harvest locations has meant less volumes of fresh produce arriving at the Brisbane Produce Market, pushing some kitchen favourites higher in price. You will still be able to buy value-for-money beetroot, brussels sprouts, cabbage, eggplant, mushrooms, onions, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. However, there are short supplies of Asian vegetables, beans, sweet corn and zucchini making good quality produce expensive to buy. Expect to pay firm prices for broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicums, carrot, celery, fennel, leeks, parsnips, snow peas, silver..
Brisbane Produce Market wholesalers are looking to the skies to see how further rains predicted for the weekend will affect the growing regions although there is plenty of fresh produce available. In the vegetable line there are good quality, value-for-money Asian vegetables, beetroot, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, capsicum, carrot, eggplant, sweet corn and mushrooms available with broccoli also dropping back to a reasonable price. However, a seasonal shortage of zucchinis have made them expensive. Beans are firmly priced, of average quality with the handpicked crops the best to eat...
The rain deluge that hit most of the east coast of Australia has affected the harvesting of some fresh fruit and vegetables, raising prices on good quality stock and shortening supplies. Broccoli is also at the end of its season, and join zucchinis as the most expensive vegetables. Eat your fresh broccoli as a soon as you can. For best storage, mist the unwashed heads, wrap it loosely in damp paper towels and refrigerate for up to three days. There are firm prices for good quality beans, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, celery, leeks, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet, squash, sweet corn, mu..
Queensland's big downpour is being welcomed by farmers and while prices and quality may be affected on some rain-affected produce in the weeks ahead, there is plenty of quality produce available now. The cooler months are the best time for vegetable growth with good quality Asian vegetables, beetroot, brussels sprouts, capsicum, eggplant, silverbeet, onions and sweet potatoes at reasonable prices, and potatoes and pumpkin cheap. However, dry conditions leading up to the downpour and unseasonal warm weather has meant that some categories are firmer in price for top quality produce inc..
Local grower Dean from New Reefs Hydroponics delivering his fresh, local Salad Mix, Fancy Lettuce and Herbs to Vegies Unlimited ..
The Greater Whitsunday Farmers' Market is starting on Wednesday 8th June. Follow them on Facebook for up to date information. ..
Farm to Plate Dinner is on Thursday 9th June 2016. This dinner showcases some of the regions local produce prepared by Chef Matt Gilenski and local chefs Darren Deacon (Clarion), Andrew Spindler (Coral Cay Resort), Kristy Borg (Curb and K & Co) and Arron Macklin (Harrup Park) ..
Some of Australia's most unusual exotic fruits are in season with the changing autumn weather a great time to try something new as more common fresh produce supplies fluctuate in volume and price from unpredictable weather. In the vegetable aisle, expect some top quality Asian vegetables, beans, beetroot, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, eggplant, silverbeet, onions and sweet potatoes at a reasonable price. Potatoes and pumpkin are plentiful, they are of top quality and are cheap. However, the extremes of cold night time temperatures and warmer than usual days in ..