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Market Report October 23rd 2019

Goodbye Winter and hello Spring! It's time to enjoy the fresh, juicy and delicious fruit and vegetables that arrive in abundance at this time of year.

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Fresh market update: Wednesday 23rd October - Tuesday 29th October 2019

Spring 2019

Goodbye Winter and hello Spring! It's time to enjoy the fresh, juicy and delicious fruit and vegetables that arrive in abundance at this time of year.


Pink Lady Apples
JL King & Co. are supporting our local Harcourt grower Mark Woods by currently sourcing all our loose Pink Lady Apples and also 2kg bags which we will continue to do so until the season finishes, expected around the end of February to early March. With Royal Gala season coming to a close we recommend purchasing Pink Lady’s as their appearance and flavour is the best seen this year.

Zucchini
This week our buyers have seen the first batch of the Victorian Zucchini arriving into the Market. With Queensland produce also still available we are now seeing an abundance of Zucchini arriving which is great news for customers as the pricing is very reasonable.

Bananas
With winter now behind us and now experiencing warmer temperatures, we have seen the appearance and colour of the fruit looking brighter each day. With more fruit coming into the market over the coming weeks we are expecting prices to ease.

Mangoes

With the weather starting to warm up a delicious fruit is the Kensington Pride Mango. Now is the perfect time to enjoy this fruit as we are experiencing large quantities entering the Market. Which in turn is helping ease the pricing.

Potatoes

Over the last 4 weeks we have seen the availability of all varieties of Potatoes decreasing. Up until this week we have been able to fully supply our customers with a mixture of new and old seasons produce. This week we have made the change to new season coming from farms in South Australia also some out of NSW/QLD. Prices will be higher than usual as we make this transition but rest assured the quality and the shelf life will be excellent.
We have been told this will continue for about four weeks before we see stock levels improving.

This week's news

Don’t forget about the local Peach and Nectarine season is just starting. Quality is excellent but prices are up at the moment but we anticipate this to change very quickly as we see more local fruit arrive.

This week we have experienced Cauliflower and Broccoli decrease in volume as they are currently between crops, we expect this to improve over the coming weeks