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Market Report April 14th 2021

Grapes

Fresh market update: Wednesday 14th of April - Tuesday 20th of April 2021

Market News


What's in season? - April

Produce Update

Soups

Nothing is more comforting than tucking into a bowl of hot soup on a rainy day. Try creating soups with well-supplied seasonal value picks such as Victorian-grown fennel, Tasmanian carrots, sweet potatoes from Alloway and golden-fleshed pumpkins. Now is also the time to pick up green beans, mushrooms, broccoli and eggplants as they are in plentiful supply and represent fantastic quality.

Capsicum

The South Australian Capsicum season is coming to an end, with new season produce now coming out of Queensland. Expect prices to rise until the Queensland season is in full swing.

Melons

The local season of Melons are now finishing up and we will switch to fruit from Northern Queensland and the Northern Territory. Again, expect prices to rise slightly to cover freight costs and until their season really kicks off.

Grapes

Plump with juice and bursting with sweetness autumn is the peak season for Aussie grown Grapes. Seedless Grapes are a popular choice with the Crimson and Thompson grapes the perfect choice for school lunch boxes and healthy snacking.

Produce Hardships

Blueberries

As the weather has begun to cool the supply of berries are also slowing down. Blueberries are especially struggling as Coffs Harbour are still dealing with the aftermath of the floods. Expect prices to be high for the next 2-3 weeks!

New to Market

Orange mushroom

Come every autumn, beautiful orange mushrooms start showing up everywhere in Australia, from market stalls to restaurant menus. Locally grown 2kg trays of Pine and Slippery Jack Mushrooms are now available.

While they're commonly called pine mushrooms, they're also referred to as saffron milk caps. Originally growing in European pine forests, it's believed they came to Australia by accident, when trees were brought over. Now, you’ll find them in most states, at the bottom of pine trees.

Pine mushrooms are a large, brightly coloured mushroom with a mildly tangy flavour. As the name suggests, they have a yellow to orange milky sap and are delicious. Their firm texture lends itself to a variety of cooking methods but they are particularly good in stews where, after long cooking, they still hold their shape. Despite their firm texture be careful not to crush them in your shopping bag as they can bruise, leaving a greenish mark on the flesh.

Simply Tasty News


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Pumpkin soup


Weekly Specials

Available until Tuesday April 20th, 2021.

Produce Price

Broccoli

$2.50 per kg

Silverbeet

$2.40 each

Avocadoes - Shepard

$1.40 each

Apple Pink Lady - New Season

$3.75 per kg

Online ordering now available. Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of this report, prices and supply can change due to market fluctuations and availability.