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Brisbane Market Report - 07
The heat has taken its toll shortening supplies of some vegetable favourites but there are plenty of other reasonably priced and cheap fresh produce items for your pantry. The lingering summer blaze has pushed up the price of Asian vegetables, asparagus, beetroot, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, fennel and leeks. Expect to pay a firm price for good quality capsicum although there are some cheaper options around for older stock. Beans and pumpkin are cheap.  Parsnips, which prefer to grow in the cooler months of the year, are expensive. Scrub them well and trim the ..
Brisbane Market Report - 06
Prices are rising on many fresh produce favourites in the lead up to Christmas with your local fruit shop heavily stocked from the Brisbane Produce Market to meet additional demand. In the vegetable line, you can still find reasonably priced beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrots, celery, eggplant, snow peas, silverbeet, squash, sweet corn, zucchini and potatoes. However, prices are firm on good quality Asian vegetables, asparagus, beans, brussels sprouts, fennel, leeks, parsnips, mushrooms, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. Brown onions are also firmly priced with less..
Brisbane Market Report - 05
Heat in the growing regions has pushed up the price of some vegetables but there is plenty of fresh produce arriving daily at the Brisbane Produce Market to keep healthy eating affordable. Cabbage and onions are cheap.  Look for value-for-money beetroot, carrots, celery, eggplant, fennel, leeks, snow peas, silverbeet, squash, sweet corn and potatoes, along with mixed quality capsicums. Heat has shortened supplies of Asian vegetables, beans and zucchini, which have all firmed in price.  Broccoli is still firmly priced but is expected to become cheaper in the days ahead. Ex..
Brisbane Produce Market Report - 04
It smells like Christmas on the Brisbane Produce Market trading floor this week with an abundance of traditional celebratory fresh produce ready for the festive season. Christmas coloured capsicums are the best bargain vegetable on offer and can be teamed with value-for-money Asian vegetables, beans, beetroot, cabbage, carrot, celery, eggplant, snow peas, silverbeet, onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes. The heat in the Victorian cropping areas has taken its toll on asparagus firming its price. Expect to pay firm prices for brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, fennel, leeks, squash,..
The heat is taking its toll on some fresh produce raising the price on good quality product but in general, there is plenty on your local fruit shop's shelves of great value-for-money. Cabbage is the best vegetable buy of the week with good quality, bargain heads on offer. Beans have improved in quality and price to be of reasonable value, as are good quality Asian vegetables, asparagus, beetroot, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, celery, eggplant, fennel, snow peas, silverbeet, zucchini, onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes. Brussels sprouts are expensive.  Good quality capsicum..
The firmer prices of new season fruits are not putting off buyers with plenty on the shelves to taste and lots of salad and vegetables at reasonable prices to fill the grocery basket. In the vegetable aisles, look for cheap, good quality cauliflower and cabbage this week. The price conscious can also find reasonably priced Asian vegetables, asparagus, beetroot, broccoli, carrot, celery, eggplant, snow peas, silverbeet, sweet corn, zucchini, onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes. Beans and leeks are also reasonably priced but of average quality. You will pay firmer prices for parsnips..
Balance is the key to everything in life and it is no different when it comes to your body and your health.  Here are some tips you can use to keep the balance happening in your healthy lifestyle. Nutrition - Eat lots of fresh Fruit & Vegetables.  Eat as much as you can in its raw form or only slightly cooked to get the greatest nutritional benefit.  Aim for at least 2 serves of fruit & 5 serves of vegetables a day to help protect against a number of diseases and maintain a healthy weight.  Mix it up - eat a variety of vegetables rather than just the same on..
Summer's Here
Time for barbecues and cool refreshing summer salads. Create your salads using a variety of different types of lettuce, together with traditional choices of tomato, carrot and cucumber or added flavours of red onion, radish, chilli or mango. Change it up with cabbage based salads filled with nuts and apple.  Why not try cauliflower, bean sprouts and snow peas with some juicy cherry tomatoes.  Diced pumpkin, spinach leaves and red onion with pine nuts and Feta cubes gives a delicious, sweet salad. Whatever salad you choose, remember to enhance the flavour with fresh herbs ..
It's still the best time for salads with prices low and the quality high with bargain hunters also finding some cheaper vegetables and a select number of seasonal fruits to fill their trolleys.   Cabbage and cauliflower have fallen to bargain prices this week. In addition, Asian vegetables, asparagus, beans, beetroot, capsicum, carrot, celery, silverbeet, sweet corn, zucchini, onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes are all reasonably priced. Leeks, with their onion type flavour, are also reasonably priced but of mixed quality. Be prepared to pay firm prices for good quality e..
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