Spring is still a great time for vegetables with plenty on the shelves but you may have to look a bit harder for bargains when it comes to quality salad and fruit with their most bountiful harvest times still some weeks away. Asian vegetables, beetroot and parsnips are the most reduced buys this week while you can expect to pay reasonable prices for brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, celery, eggplant, fennel and sweet potatoes. Beetroot and broccoli are also reasonably priced but they are expected to firm in the days ahead while mushrooms are reducing in cost. Asparagus ..
Unseasonal rain and a last cold snap for winter have slowed supply of some product lines at the Brisbane Produce Market this week, but shoppers can still find plenty of great bargains at your local fruit shop. Your best buys in the vegetable aisle this week are still beans, beetroot, sweet corn and great quality broccoli from Gatton, as the cheap zucchinis from last week are beginning to firm in price. Cabbage, celery and pumpkin have all dropped in price this week and you will also find Asian vegetables, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, fennel, leaks, parsnips, silverbeet and sweet potato..
Quality is the name of the game at the Brisbane Produce Market as Queensland's mild winter weather has produced some of the best seasonal quality produce available. Beans and beetroot have been well priced lately and those prices are set to drop further, but the big price mover this week is zucchini, which should be a great buy. In the vegetable aisle, celery, eggplant and leaks are all dropping in price and shoppers should look for cheap broccoli and sweet corn, as well as good prices on parsnips, pumpkin, silverbeet, squash and sweet potato. Cauliflower and snow peas are firming..
As we progress through the final weeks of winter seasonality has caused some price shifts and supply fluctuation of product lines at the Brisbane Produce Market. In the vegetable aisle, look for cheap beetroot as well as good prices on broccoli, cauliflower, snow peas, sweet potato, parsnips, pumpkin and zucchini. Asparagus (imported), cabbage, carrots, eggplant, fennel, leeks, squash, mushrooms and onions are all firmly priced, with celery and potatoes ranging from firm to expensive. Sweet corn and beans are both big movers this week with prices dropping at least by half from last we..
A warmer start to August augers well for fresh produce with the recent higher temperatures in the growing regions resulting in a spurt of growth and plenty of supply to the Brisbane Produce Market. In the vegetable aisle, look for cheap broccoli and cauliflower which have both dropped in price dramatically from recent weeks. You will also find value-for-money, good quality Asian vegetables, beetroot, brussels sprouts, capsicum, carrot, snow peas, silverbeet and sweet potatoes. Good quality eggplant, grown in glasshouse conditions, is expensive but if you don't mind some marked or ou..
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Winter crops are still reaching the Brisbane Produce Market but be prepared to pay more for some meal favourites as the effects of recent rains in the growing regions have reduced some supplies. Sweet corn, zucchini, mushrooms, onions and potatoes are expensive this week but there are still some value-for-money vegetables on offer for the budget conscious. Look for good quality beetroot, brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrot, eggplant and sweet potatoes at reasonable prices. Cauliflower is the star performer, cheap and of good quality. Select cauliflower with a clean, white head and firm..
Rains in Bowen, Australia's main winter cropping region, may have caused a delay to harvests but as the skies dry, plentiful supplies are now back in the Brisbane Produce Market. Prices have reduced slightly on beans and capsicums, which are still firmly priced, but you will make some savings after a price falls on broccoli and cauliflower which are value-for-money. For bargain hunters, there are plenty of reasonable priced beetroot, brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes (also known as kumara) available. The orange fleshed sweet potato varieties usually taste sweeter than the white fle..
The cool weather in the harvest regions is slowing the growth of fruit and vegetables but plenty of quality fresh produce continues to arrive at the Brisbane Produce Market, even if it is a tad higher in price. Expect to pay top dollar for beans and celery, which is the most expensive it has been all year. You will pay firm prices for top quality Asian vegetables, imported asparagus, cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, fennel, leeks, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet, squash, sweet corn, zucchini, mushrooms, onions and pumpkin. Broccoli is still firmly priced but is picking up in supply vol..
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..