A sudden change to turbulent weather in Tasmania and Victoria has had reduced effect on the price of fresh produce this week as the season picks up in Queensland harvest areas. Great supplies of quality broccoli have resulted in a reasonable price along with value-for-money beans, beetroot, capsicum, eggplant, snow peas, silverbeet, squash, zucchini and all hard lines including onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes. Pumpkin is cheap and versatile enough to be used in sweet and savoury cooking. However, the wild southern weather has seen the price of carrots rise to a firm price. Asia..
Brisbane Market Report - 16
Cooler nights in the growing regions have given some fresh produce harvesting a boost increasing supplies into the Brisbane Produce Market and reducing the price of some kitchen favourites. Beans have dropped in price and are value-for-money along with top quality Asian vegetables, beetroot, capsicum, carrot, eggplant, squash, sweet corn, zucchini, onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes. Broccoli and cauliflower are still firmly priced but their price is falling. Other firmly priced vegetables include brussels sprouts, cabbage, celery, fennel, leeks, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet and mush..
Brisbane Market Report - 15
The seasonal gap of some fresh produce lines may be maintaining firm prices but the same cooling autumn weather has resulted in some top quality exotic fruits on the shelves. It's the slowest time of year for vegetable harvesting with brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, celery, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet, squash and mushrooms at firm prices for the best quality produce. Asparagus is imported and firmly priced. Capsicums are more abundant as the Bundaberg growing region begins to harvest and are firm but expected to fall in price in the days ahead. For th..
Local Products
This week we are featuring local products! We have Honey from Bee2U, Sauces and Icecreams from Sarina Sugar Shed, Free Range Eggs from Freckle Farm, Muesli from Whitsunday Organic Products and Muesli, Garlic from Eungella Chemical Free Garlic, Fancy Lettuce, Salad Mix and Basil from New Reefs Hydroponics, Pineapples from John Zelenka. Please support your local farmers and producers. ..
Brisbane Market Report - 14
Most good quality fresh produce remains firmly priced this week but there is great news for fruit lovers with new season mandarins and cheap bananas the best buys of the week. In the vegetable aisle, the vegetable category known as "hard lines" are great value for money with onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes reasonably priced, while pumpkin is cheap. You will also find reasonably priced Asian vegetables, beetroot, brussels sprouts and eggplant. Expect to pay firm prices for beans, imported asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, celery, fennel, leeks, parsnips, squash, swe..
Brisbane Market Report - 13
Fresh produce remains marginally higher priced throughout April with the gap between the end of southern growing seasons and the start of Queensland cropping regions reducing supply. There are less beans, cauliflower, capsicum and silverbeet on your local fruitshop's shelves making them expensive this week but the bargain hunter can still find respite. Hard lines, such as onions, potatoes, sweet potato and pumpkin are reasonably priced, along with beetroot, carrot and eggplant, all great vegetables for oven roasting. Expect to pay firm prices for Asian vegetables, asparagus, bruss..
Brisbane Market Report - 12
Autumn weather conditions have yet to hit the cropping regions with some fruit and vegetable prices remaining firm as the prolonged hot and rainy weather takes its toll on some fresh produce. In the vegetable line, expect to pay firm prices for average quality beans, which are expected to rise in price as less are harvested. You will also pay firm prices for quality cabbage, celery, fennel, leeks, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet, squash and sweet corn. Broccoli has reduced from expensive to a firm price as more good quality supplies have reached the Brisbane Produce Market, with prices e..
Brisbane Market Report - 11
Continued heat and rain in the Victorian cropping regions has affected harvests of berries and green leafy vegetables, and although the best quality produce will cost more, there are ample fresh fruit and vegetables for your Easter holiday table. The best buys are reasonably priced Asian vegetables, asparagus, cauliflower, capsicum, carrot, celery, eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, and in the hard lines, onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes. With less quality Victorian supplies, expect to pay firm prices for beans, beetroot, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, leeks, parsnips, snow peas, si..
Brisbane Market Report - 10
Expect to pay firmer prices for some quality fresh produce favourites over the Easter week with heavy rains and unseasonal heat in the harvest regions taking their toll in a high demand week. While there won't be a shortage, you can expect to pay firm prices for top grade Asian vegetables, asparagus, beetroot, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, fennel, leeks, parsnips, silverbeet and squash. Broccoli has reduced in price but is still firm. Handpicked beans are expensive but prices have dropped on machine picked beans, making them cheap, as are pumpkins value-for-money...
Brisbane Market Report - 09
Your local fruit shop traditionally gets busy in the lead up to Easter at a time when some fresh produce is finishing for the season and other crops are still to emerge for their autumn harvest. The harvest gap has meant some vegetables, such as capsicum are expensive but there are still plenty of value-for-money options available, including cheap machine picked beans (usually of lesser quality than handpicked beans) and pumpkin. Look for Easter recipes that include reasonably priced Asian vegetables, asparagus, carrots, celery, eggplant, snow peas, silverbeet, sweet corn, zucchini and m..
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