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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..
Brisbane Market Report - 08
The continued heat in the growing regions may be keeping some fresh produce stocks shorter and firmly priced this week but there are still bargains to be found in your local fruit shop. Beans and pumpkin are of good quality, plentiful and cheap for the cost conscious. Expect to pay reasonable prices for Asian vegetables, beetroot, carrot, celery, eggplant, fennel, snow peas, silverbeet, sweet corn, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes. However, harvests of cabbage, cauliflower, fennel, leeks and squash are firming their price tag while brussels sprouts, broccoli, c..
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..
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