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Market Report February 12th 2020

Grapes

Fresh market update: Wednesday 12th - Tuesday 18th of February 2020

Produce update


Over the past few months, we have experienced irregular weather conditions that have not been seen in our growing regions in decades. Ranging from heat waves and fires to hail storm and flooding.

All this resulting in our produce getting affected in not only quality but pricing as well.

We strive to do our best to provide the best quality produce available. At times you may receive produce that is looking a bit tired or dull, but please be a shored that it is the best product around at this time.

Cauliflower

Last week we had a cold snap of low temperatures overnight resulting in the summer variety of cauliflower to stop growing. This time of year they need warm nights to grow. This is resulting in lower than average volumes entering the market, so expect to see higher pricing than normal for a couple of weeks.

Continental Cucumbers

These beauties have had an adverse effect due to the weather conditions, as the fruit has been set on the vines and the heat has basically increased the crops. Resulting in better size and quality of the produce and also bring the price down.

Apricots

Our local fruit season has now finished. All fruit will now be coming from Tasmania and New Zealand. The quality of fruit is exceptional, but unfortunately pricing will increase due to freight costs become more expensive.

Peeled Garlic

Will be extremely short due to the Coronavirus currently in China. As it’s peeled in China, customs have put a pre-caution in place so that no produce can enter Australia. We will have enough supply until the end of this week, there after we will not be able to purchase until the ban has been lifted. We will keep you up to date on the progress in our weekly report.

Asparagus

Finally some good news, it looks like the shortage is finally over. More exporter growers have now started from Peru and Mexico, with still some local growers sending produce to the market. As this continues we will see the prices start to ease.

Beans/Corn

All varieties of beans have come back in price and quality has improved, as the fires in Gippsland have subsided which affected Victorian’s largest bean grower. Produce from Tasmania has now started which is also easing the volume concerns.
Corn is also great value this week as we now have Victorian, New South Wales and Western Australian produce in the market to choose from.

Weekly Specials

Available until Tuesday February 18th, 2020.

Produce Price

Sweet Corn

$0.70 each

Zucchini

$1.30/kg

Nectarines Yellow and White

$3.20/kg

Grapes White

$3.50/kg

Sauce Tomatoes 10kg box

$7.50 per box

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.