Despite the consistently hot temperatures across the state, it’s a time of transition for some of our fresh produce. This week we’ve begun farewelling a few summer favourites this week, including blueberries, menindee grapes, and Australian-grown apricots. Avocados are at a cross-point in the season, with shephard avos starting to come through at a cheaper price than hass. The pineapple season in Bundaberg is also winding down, so supplies will be lower until the Sunshine Coast crop starts. As one season ends, another begins and we are excited to see the start of th..
With a welcome cool change across the state, we’re seeing many long-suffering vegies bounce back this week at the Brisbane Produce Market. Herbs, broccoli, lettuce, and other salad leaves are all in recovery mode and supplies are up. Other vegies hitting their peak are squash, the fibre-rich cousin of the pumpkin, and Stanthorpe- and Shepparton-grown tomatoes. Also in plentiful supply are carrots, beetroot, eggplant, continental cucumber, and Aussie-grown garlic. Still feeling the heat are spinach, spring onions and beans, while capsicums, mushrooms and cabbage are expensive..
Heatwaves in Victoria and South Australia, the avocado shortage, and the glut of pineapples have all been making headlines around the country this week. But for a good news story at the Brisbane Produce Market, we have a word for you: stonefruit. Your Local Fruit Shop owners’ shelves are heaving with top quality peaches, plums and nectarines, particularly the white varieties known as Majestic Pearl and Fire Pearl. Now’s the time to buy up big and use any excess in compotes, upside-down cakes, crumbles, and jams. Look for plump, fragrant, and richly coloured fruit that gives ..
As parents all over Queensland celebrate school returning, we understand that the task of preparing kids’ lunch boxes may not be quite as joyful. The Brisbane Produce Market has your back, with a huge supply of snackable fruit that’s perfect for busy kids. Stonefruit continue to shine, with yellow and white nectarines and peaches offering great flavour and value. Plums are also in good supply, while we’re seeing excellent-quality apricots arriving from Tasmania. Vitamin C-packed cherries, blueberries and strawberries are in good supply and make ideal snacks for l..
With temperatures soaring around Queensland, here at the Brisbane Produce Market we’re looking for ways to eat light and keep cool. Thankfully, high summer brings a plentiful supply of produce for crisp salads and fruity snacks. For a quintessential summer experience, we reckon nothing beats biting into a juicy stone fruit. This week, we’ve got an abundance of red- and black-skinned plums as well as large nectarines and peaches from Victoria. These stonefruits are at their best, so savour them as snacks, in cakes, or topping desserts like the classic pavlova. Aus..
Prices are on the rise as Christmas shoppers scoop up their fresh produce in time for the festive celebrations, with some family favourites struggling with quality caused by summer heat and Victorian storms. Look out for top quality, value-for-money Asian vegetables, beetroot, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, eggplant, silverbeet, mushrooms, onions, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. Sweet corn has reduced to a reasonable price with the tender corn-ears best eaten immediately or frozen for later to avoid the sugar content turning into starch. Potatoes are slightly firmer in price with..
The abundance of summer fresh produce is on offer at Your Local Fruit Shop with only a minor impact on prices after recent heat and rain fluctuations in the southern growing regions. Look out for great quality Asian vegetables, beans, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrot, celery, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet, sweet corn, zucchini, mushroom, onions, potatoes and pumpkin. Sweet potatoes have also fallen in price and are excellent roasted, mashed, steamed, barbecued or fried. Choose ones that are firm to touch with brightly coloured skins. You will pay firm prices for ..
It’s perfect weather for mangoes and salads with ample, top quality produce available in the lead up to Christmas, although some Victorian-grown crops are expected to rise in price after recent rain deluges. Beetroot is the best priced vegetable of the week, with asparagus also at rock bottom prices, but struggling with quality. There are ample stocks of reasonably priced Asian vegetables, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrot, celery, eggplant, fennel, leeks, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, sweet potatoes and pumpkin to choose from. Beans are value-for..
Market report December 2017 Generally weather conditions have been more positive for fruit and vegetable growers in the last couple of weeks. The summer stone fruit season is getting underway. Apricots have started with most being supplied from Victoria. Cherries from New South Wales and Victoria are eating well. Largest sizes are expensive but will reduce in price as the volume increases. The lychee season is underway. Local growers are expecting to have a good season provided they can beat the flying foxes. Local supply of Kensington pride and R2E2 mangoes has increased. Ot..
The traditional pre-festive season slowing down of fresh fruit and vegetable sales, at a time the summer crops are ripe for picking, has resulted in a price drop across most fresh produce categories this week. In the vegetable aisle, you can pick up top quality, value-for-money Asian vegetables, asparagus, beans, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrots, celery, fennel, leeks, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet, zucchini, mushrooms, onions and pumpkin. Sweet potatoes are affordable and become more accessible as paddocks have dried, and are of great value, and best stored in a c..