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Market Report May 13th 2020

Pear

Fresh market update: Wednesday 13th - Tuesday 19th of May 2020

Product Report

This week we will recap on a few products that are changing over in seasons or growing regions.

Recent Cold Weather

With the unusually early cold weather snap last week, its has taken its toll and shortened supply on some fruit and vegetable lines including Celery, Cauliflowers, Zucchini, Strawberries, Iceberg Lettuce and most of our Herb lines. Size and price are the major concerns for the coming weeks.

Local Grape Update

We are still able to get Thompson Green Grapes although some wholesalers have stopped supply. We will continue to monitor our quality daily and purchase only if we believe quality and supply are still reasonable.

Red Crimson Grapes will still continue for the next few months until the imported produce arrives.

Baby Spinach

Baby spinach has also been affected with our major supplier Riviera Farms which are completely out of supply for a week or two. However, we have been able to secure product from other suppliers to cover this shortage in the intrum.

Tomatoes

This week will most likely see the end to the Victorian growing season as we make the switch to fruit grown from the Bundaberg region in Queensland. We expect to see prices jump until such a time where peak production can be reached, this should occur within the coming weeks.

Finishing Up

This week will see last for our local plum season. Next will be fruit from the U.S.A which should arrive during the middle of next month.


What's New?

This week we have seen a couple of exciting new products hit the market from overseas. The American Cherry season has started and the Mexican Mango season has commenced.
Please call our office for pricing as they will be quite expensive for the start of the season.

Cherries

Mangoes

Fruit of the Week

Packham Pears

Packham pears are medium to large in size and are irregular in shape with a bulbous, wide bottom that tapers to a smaller rounded neck with a slender, dark brown stem. Similar in appearance to a bartlett pear, the skin transforms from green to pale yellow when ripe. The flesh is white to ivory and is fine-grained, moist, and soft encasing a central core with a few, black-brown seeds. When ripe, Packham pears are juicy and creamy with a sweet, aromatic flavor.

Weekly Specials

Available until Tuesday May 12th, 2020.

Produce Price

Avocados

$1.60 each

Green Pears

$2.15/kg

Jag Pumpkin

$1.00/kg

1kg Carrots p/p

$1.25 each

5kg Desiree Chats

$2.75 each

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.