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Market Report February 5th 2020

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Fresh market update: Wednesday 5th - Tuesday 11th of February 2020

Product Updates


Weather conditions, the corona virus and the consequence of recent fires continue to have an impact on our availability and pricing. Over the next couple of weeks, we will keep you up to date on what produce is being affected.

Figs

We are now past the first pick of our Local Shepparton Fig season. We are seeing good volume and quality reaching the Market making now the perfect time to be putting them on all your menus.

Pomegranates

This week has seen Overseas Pomegranates finish up for the season. Unfortunately, the Local season is still two weeks from commencing so there will be a little gap in supply.

Oranges

We are having a lot of trouble with Valencia Oranges as the end of the season approaches. With heat and rain both affecting growing and picking, there is a real shortage and quality problems. Local Navel season is still two months away from commencing. There are some really nice USA Navels available, they will be a little more expensive to buy but the taste and quality is amazing.

Apples/Pears

Some great news, over the past week we have been purchasing new season Royal Gala Apples from Shepparton. New season Golden Delicious have also been spotted in the market this week. Over the next month, new season Fuji and Pink Lady’s will be available to purchase, so we will be back to buying all new-season fruit once again. We are still purchasing Packham Pears at the moment, new season William pears expected in the coming weeks.

Chinese/Peeled Garlic

We have just been informed by our agent that the Corona Virus in China will start to affect the supply of Pre-Pack Garlic and peeled Garlic into the Country. This is going to cause prices to increase frequently over the coming months. We will endeavor to keep everyone informed when we hear new information from our agents.

Weekly Specials

Available until Tuesday February 11th, 2020.

Produce Price

Carrots 1kg PP

$1.00 per bag

Bananas

$1.90/kg

Roma Tomatoes

$2.80/kg

Limes

$3.00/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.