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Market Report May 27th 2020

Watermelon

Fresh market update: Wednesday 27th - Tuesday 2nd of June 2020

Product Report

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

Berries

Local strawberries are becoming quite scarce and the fruit currently around are not seeing as long of a shelf life so it may be best to buy only as you need. The Western Australian and Queensland fruit has started but with minimal numbers and are demanding a very high price. We are starting to see a rapid decline in the amount Raspberries around and Blueberries are still incredibly expensive for local fruit.

Melons

Rockmelons and Honeydews have taken a sharp rise as Local Mildura Fruit has now come to an end and we are turning to North Queensland Growing Regions. Quality is great and will only improve as their season continues. Seedless Watermelon is now coming out of the Northern Territory and with freight cost has risen in price this week.

Herbs

-Basil has increased due to cold weather in our local growing regions with bunches now coming from Northern Territory and Queensland

- Dill is scarce and prices are reflective of this

-Coriander is scarce and the sizes of bunches have decreased, this will continue until Queensland produce starts.


Cauliflowers

Cauliflowers are tight this week with very limited stock coming from local growers as we are in between Summer and Winter Varieties. Queensland produce will start to increase to fulfil the loss of our local season but with high demand in other states, we expect prices to remain high for the next few weeks.

Wet Weather

Queensland has experienced a large volume of wet weather this past week. Resulting in product from there growing regions becoming very short and pricey. Tomatoes, Zucchini, Lettuce, Snow Peas, Capsicums, Beans and Corn have all been affected.

Something New!

What's new at the market?

White Kale

For a short period of the growing season, we can purchase White Kale. Starting out with greenish leaves, once it fully matures, the central leaves turn white. It has a strong cabbage flavour and a chewy texture. We are only able to purchase on a Monday and Thursday and needs to be pre-ordered a couple of days in advance.

Weekly Specials

Available until Tuesday May 26th, 2020.

Produce Price

Jap Pumpkin

$0.80/kg

Carrots 1kg p/p

$1.15 each

Apples Granny Smith

$2.90/kg

2.5kg Washed Potatoes p/p

$1.65 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.