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Market Report February 17th 2021


Fresh market update: Wednesday 17th of February - Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Market News

What's in season?

Produce update



We are now starting to see a lot more volume of green skinned Shepard avocados from Queensland coming into the market. This is why we made the switch as they are the best quality and value at this present time. Western Australian Hass is around, but only in bigger sizes. Once we see a steady volume of smaller fruit, we will make the switch over.



Currently we are using the USA fruit as they have a much better appearance and flavour. Our local Valencia fruit is still ideal for juicing and 3kg nets as they have a beautiful, sweet taste. You may have noticed a green tinge on the skin of our oranges, the green is due to chlorophyll produced on the peel to protect itself from sunburn. The green colour has no impact on flavour, in fact, some growers believe that citrus with regreening can have more sugar than deep-orange fruit.



we are now in a gap between USA fruit and the local fruit starting. This gap is expected to continue for around 2 weeks. But once we start to see the local fruit, expect prices to be high until the season gets underway, but as always, quality is expected to be excellent.



We are still seeing the effects of heavy rain and some hail 3 weeks ago. Fruit is a little tight and quality isn’t holding up as long. Only order what you require every day as we purchase fresh fruit daily.



New season brown pears, nashi pear and corella pears are now slowly coming into the market. But stocks are limited at the moment. But are expecting to increase weekly. New season William pears are eating and looking excellent. Coming in from orchards all over the Goulburn Valley.



Over the past week, we have seen large volume of fresh figs from Shepparton hit the market, making them perfect for any summertime menu. Include them in cheeseboards or a fresh summer salad. Yesterday we received our first few trays from our local grower right here in Bendigo.

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Weekly Specials

Available until Tuesday February 23rd, 2021.

Produce Price

Jap Pumpkin

$1.00 per kg

Peaches Yellow

$3.00 per kg

Carrots 1kg p.p

$0.75 per bag

5kg Washed Potatoes

$3.25 per bag

Sauce Tomatoes (10kg)

$8.00 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.