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Market Report April 15th 2020

Assorted vegetables

Fresh market update: Wednesday 15th - Tuesday 21st of April 2020

COVID-19 Update

As outlined in the details of the latest statement from our Victorian government, we at JL King & Co. want to remind all our valued customers that we are a Food Supplier, therefore we are considered as an essential service which will allow us to remain open to support all our customers in these difficult times.

Changes at JL King & Co.

Just an update to all our customers that are supporting us through this COVID-19 pandemic.

As each day goes by, we are having to adapt our business to changes. All Saturday deliveries have been suspended. Locally we now have fewer drivers doing our deliveries as most of our cafés and restaurants have been forced to shut their doors due to the government restrictions. But be assured we are here to supply the same friendly and professional service as always and supply the best and freshest fruit and vegetables in central Victoria.

All management and staff at J.L. King & Co would like to thank each one of you and your businesses for your support during this tough time.

Product Report

This week’s product report we will take a trip around our beautiful country and give you all a quick rundown of where most of our produce is grown and supplied from this time of year.

Victoria

Victoria supplies many of our favourite winter vegetables including Brussel Sprouts, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cauliflowers, Cabbage, Snow Peas, Beans, Corn, Pumpkin, Brushed Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Herbs, Leeks and Parsnips. Along with Apples, Capsicums, Carrots, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Pomegranates, Bean Shoots and Sprouts and Edible Flowers

Queensland

Sunny Queensland hosts many of our tropical fruits, including Watermelon, Bananas, Papaya and Pawpaw, Green Mangoes, Mandarines, Custard Apples and Persimmons. Queensland also supplies Red and Green Capsicums, Avocadoes, Wombok, Zucchini, Sweet Potato, Lemons.

New South Wales

Oranges, Apples, Mushrooms both Field and Exotic, Raspberries and Grapefruit are all being grown in New South Wales this time of year.

Western Australia

Growing in Western Australia are Red and Brown Onions, Sweet Corn, Carrots.

South Australia

Coming out of South Australia we have Tomatoes both Truss and Field, Capsicums Red, Green and Yellow, Brussel Sprouts, all varieties of Cucumbers and Washed Potatoes.

Tasmania

Tasmania are our main supplier of Blueberries, Carrots, Red and Brown Onions, Green Beans and Beetroot.

What's Finished

We have now finished all stone fruit, with the last few pallets of Clingstone Peaches being brought into the market Tuesday morning. Also expected to finish up by week's end are Blackberries and local Blueberries. Leaving only Raspberries and local Strawberries left of the berry variety to purchase.

What's New

We now have available to purchase soup packs. Coming in 1kg pre-pack whole vegetables, containing Celery, Potato, Onion, Parsnips, Swedes or Turnips. Next week we will start our Diced Soup Packs.

Weekly Specials

Available until Tuesday April 21st, 2020.

Produce Price

Avocadoes

$1.40 each

Jap Pumpkin

$1.40/kg

Apples Pink Lady

$3.90/kg

5kg Washed Potatoes

$3.90 each

Truss Tomatoes Tray

$16.00 per tray

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.