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Market Report January 8th 2020


Fresh market update: Wednesday 8th - 14th January 2020

On behalf of everyone at JL King & Co. we are deeply saddened by the current events that have been happening across our beautiful Country.

Our thoughts go out to all the volunteers, families and businesses affected by this national tragedy.

Fresh Market Report

Seedless Watermelon

Summer time is a great time to be purchasing seedless Watermelon, supply is now coming from the southern parts of Queensland. Apart from the red variety, another great one to try is the honey sweet champagne melon. This melon variety has a juicy golden yellow flesh with mottled green striped skin


Last week we advised that we have made the change over to imported fruit. Unfortunately with problems of stock levels and getting fruit into the country supply has dried up and we are on relying on Western Australian fruit to help with the short fall. With fires in the Nullarbor Plain closing the roads fruit has not been able to get across to the markets this is leaving us very short with supply of any fruit, let alone ripe fruit. This problem will be ongoing for the next few weeks.

Yellow Zucchini

A great alternate to the ever popular green Zucchini is the yellow Zucchini. They are grown in the Yarra valley in Victoria. This vegetable has the same texture and retains the typical Zucchini flavour, but slightly sweeter. Sold in boxes of 2.5kg and will be available until the end of March.

Local Tomatoes

This week we have received our first pick of gourmet Tomatoes from our local grower in Gillieston. This fruit will be firmer and more flavoursome than the South Australia Tomatoes we have been supplying recently. Later this week we expect to see local Roma and Cherry Tomatoes available from Tatura. Now is a great time to be purchasing these tomatoes to help support out local growers.

Heirloom Tomatoes

This week our local supplier has informed us he has started supply of his heirloom Tomatoes from his Yarra Valley farms. Expected to be available for the next 10 weeks and sold in trays of 3kg they are a great addition to any menu for flavour and also appearance.

Weekly Specials

Available until Tuesday January 14th, 2020.

Produce Price

Small Strawberries

$1.30 per pun

Seedless Watermelon



$2.00 per pun

Potatoes Washed 5kg

$3.25 per bag

Truss Tomatoes 5kg

$12.00 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.