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Brisbane Market Report 93
Most salad items and vegetables are firmly priced after recent storms and extreme temperature changes in Australia’s growing regions but there are some great fruit bargains and plenty of choice in all fresh produce categories. You can select quality, value-for-money Asian vegetables, beans, beetroot, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, fennel, leeks, onions and pumpkin. However, expect to pay more for end-of-season asparagus and top quality celery, eggplant, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet, squash, sweet corn, zucchini and mushrooms, along with potatoes and sweet potatoes sourc..
Brisbane Market Report 92
Storms disrupting Queensland’s fruit and vegetable growing regions have kept some fresh produce favourites firm in price but there is still an abundance of choice for shoppers. Recent hail and rain deluges in the Bowen, Bundaberg and Lockyer regions have pushed up prices of broccoli and cauliflower, with the best-on-offer at expensive prices. Beans, brussels sprouts, celery, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet and mushrooms, along with potatoes and sweet potatoes, which are harder to source from their water-logged paddocks, are firmly priced. Expect to pay firm prices for Victor..
Brisbane Market Report 91
It’s an early summer in Your Local Fruit Shop with the first of the cherries and lychees arriving sooner than usual, taking up position beside festive mangoes and stonefruit and an abundance of vegetables. Some vegetable prices are expensive after October hail storms and rain deluges, including beans, the best quality Victorian cauliflower, zucchinis and bogged-in potatoes and sweet potatoes, which are proving a challenge for Bundaberg and Lockyer Valley growers to gain access to in all the mud. You will pay firm prices for brussels sprouts, poorer quality Queensland cauliflowe..
Brisbane Market Report 90
The fallout from Queensland’s rain deluge has seen two prices occurring on a range of fresh produce lines with storm-affected fruits and vegetables cheap, while produce in the same line, grown in the southern states, carries a premium price for premium quality. In the vegetable aisle, this has placed broccoli and cauliflower at all time low prices for lesser quality produce, and firm to expensive prices for the southern-grown lines. Eggplant is demanding a much higher price for glamour glasshouse grown quality over field picked crops. Beans are in shorter supply and demandin..
Brisbane Market Report 89
Torrential rains, causing damage to soil and crops in the Wide Bay and Burnett regions, have caused the slowing of some fresh fruit and vegetable supplies to the Brisbane Produce Market, which will have a flow-on affect to the prices paid at the counter. Fresh produce is sourced from across Australia with ample stocks of quality Asian vegetables, asparagus, beetroot, brussels sprouts, cabbage, eggplant, fennel, leeks, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet, mushrooms, onions and pumpkin from other regions at great value-for-money. Broccoli is weather affected and although reasonably priced,..
Brisbane Market Report 88
Queensland’s recent heat, backed up by storm conditions in the Wide Bay region, has seen some product lines struggle with quality, but the majority of top shelf fruit and vegetables are value-for-money and tasting great. The best vegetable bargains include Australian asparagus and beetroot. For those seeking value-for-money vegetables, you can pick up quality Asian vegetables, cabbage, capsicum, carrots, celery, eggplant, fennel, leeks, parnips, sweet corn, mushrooms, onions, potatoes and pumpkin at low prices. Zucchinis have also fallen in price and are eating well. Broccoli..
Brisbane Market Report 87
A fierce, early October storm in the Bundaberg and Gatton regions has vegetable crops battered and growers slower to harvest in the mud, which could raise prices on some fresh produce sourced from those areas. However, for this week, an abundance of cheap vegetables is stocked on Your Local Fruit Shop’s shelves including quality Asian vegetables, asparagus, beetroot, cauliflower, capsicum, carrots, eggplant and leeks. Beans, cabbage, celery, fennel, parsnips, snow peas, silverbeet and mushrooms are selling at reasonable prices. Queensland onions are looking rough, with the new s..
Brisbane Market Report 86
While the unusual spring heat has brought on an abundance of fruit and vegetables into the Brisbane Produce Market, it has also taken its toll on the quality and price of some fresh produce lines. In the vegetable aisle, pick up some cheap to reasonably priced Asian vegetables, Australian asparagus, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, eggplant, fennel, leeks, snow peas, silverbeet, sweet corn, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. Broccoli, capsicum and celery are still value-for-money but prices have crept higher compared to last week’s and are expected to ..
Brisbane Market Report 85
Queensland’s record September heat has not affected the quality of most fresh fruit and vegetables on Your Local Fruit Shop’s shelves but warmer days ahead may take their toll on strawberry quality. There are large volumes of top quality vegetables resulting in bargain prices for Asian vegetables, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrot, celery, eggplant, fennel, leeks, snow peas, silverbeet, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. Beans continue to move in price and will cost you more this week. You will also pay firme..
Brisbane Market Report 84
Queensland’s September school holidays arrive at a great time to pick up the best fruit and vegetable bargains so families can entertain and get the kids in the kitchen cooking up healthy meals and snacks. Most vegetables are top quality and value-for-money, including Asian vegetables, beetroot, brussels spouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrot, celery, eggplant, fennel, snow peas, silverbeet, squash, sweet corn, onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes. Pumpkin is at a rock bottom price and eating well. Mushrooms are a range of prices, depending on their variety and ..
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