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Market Report May 20th 2020

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Fresh market update: Wednesday 20th - Tuesday 26th of May 2020

Product Report

This week we will recap on a few seasonal changes and give an update on our most popular produce.

Tomatoes

With the Victorian season finished the Queensland growing season has begun, although slow at the moment. Small fruit is very hard to come by during this time.

Corn

Corn is still a little high in price, especially out of Queensland, our local corn is somewhat cheaper but the quality is poor.

Grapes

Much the same as last week, Red Seedless are the best buy.

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.

Strawberries

Local fruit was decimated with hailstorms on the weekend, resulting in a big shortage of supply. The new season Queensland fruit has started but prices are extremely high, we will make a switch to this Queensland fruit shortly.

Update on Popular Produce

An update of what's in season and quality of our favourite fruit and veggies!

Bananas

Are good value with a lot of good quality fruit around.

Packham Pears and Quinces

Are at their peak with great, flavoursome fruit available. All grown locally in the Shepparton area.

Berries

Raspberries are a great buy this week, however Blueberries and Blackberries are getting short and prices remain high, this typically tends to happen this time of the year.

Broccoli and Cauliflowers

Broccoli is at a more reasonable price point for this week, which is good considering the inconsistent weather we have had over the last week.


Cauliflowers remain firmly priced, this is due to the new season swap over from Summer to Winter varieties.

Zucchini

Zucchini supply has shortened considerably due to local crops finishing and interstate slowly trickling through with some back up from Swan Hill. Expect high prices for at least a week or two until volumes increase from up North.

Cherries

Cherries from the US have just started in the Market but prices are very high at the moment.

Melons

Rockmelon and Honeydews have all increased in price as we move to Northern Queensland fruit. But the quality of this fruit is exceptional.

Citrus Fruits

Mandarins, Limes, Lemons and Australian Navels are in season, Blood Oranges have not started as of yet.

Avocados

Avocados are great eating. We have now moved to Hass Avocados from the Atherton Tablelands growing areas, quality is excellent with reasonable value fruit available.

Sweet Potatoes

Premium Sweet Potatoes are a great buy this week with competitive prices.

Celery

Celery is stable this week after the recent fluctuations we have had last month with pricing.

Beans

Beans have now increased again, with Gippsland finished for the year and stock now coming from Queensland, with very limited stock coming from Mildura.

Welcome Back

This week's returning favourite is:

Zucchini Flowers

Our local supplier B&B Basil have informed us they have once again got great supply of their excellent quality Zucchini Flowers after a short lay off. Sold in small trays, containing 10 zucchini flowers each, they are perfect for all restaurant and cafes to add to their new menus.

Weekly Specials

Available until Tuesday May 26th, 2020.

Produce Price

Sweet Potato

$1.20/kg

Blue Pumpkin

$0.80/kg

Desiree Potatoes

$1.70/kg

Pink Lady Apples

$3.25/kg

5kg Washed Potatoes p/p

$2.40 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.