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Market Report November 10th 2021


Fresh market update: Wednesday 10th November - Tuesday 16th November 2021

Market News

Produce Update

Apricot season is short but sweet, and early supplies of golden velvety skinned apricots are now available. The best eating apricots are bright in colour and firm to touch. Make the most of apricots this summer, they are delicious char-grilled, poached, stewed or baked.

In the green vegetable lines, we are now seeing a shift in supply from Northern Queensland to Southern Victoria for items such as green beans, broccoli, snow peas, sugar snaps! Asparagus is reasonably priced and of good quality — look for firm, bright green stalks with firmly closed tips. Store in the fridge for up to a few days, ensuring the ends of the stems don’t dry out by wrapping in damp paper towe

Cherries are at the start of their season coming from Orange in NSW, so prices will come down over the next few weeks as more supplies kick in from Victoria, South Australia and eventually Tasmania. Although it’s only early in the season, they are of reasonably good quality.

Tomatoes coming from South Australia are of good quality and priced at a premium. However, truss tomatoes are arriving from Coffs Harbor in NSW and are a great alternative and reasonably priced. For the best flavour eat them at room temperature. Plus, truss tomatoes go well with basil, parsley, garlic, capsicum, sea salt, black pepper, goats cheese, red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.

The Queensland strawberry season has nearly finished but new supplies are arriving from Western Australia and Victoria. New season blackberries are also in stock, and blueberries are still plentiful and of good quality.

This week’s top pick is the continental cucumber, the ultimate refreshing summer vegetable. Look for firm, dark green cucumbers without blemishes or soft spots and store in the fridge. For a simple side to accompany fish, sprinkle sliced cucumbers with sea salt and chopped fresh herbs. Cucumber also stars in many salads and refreshing drink recipes – play around with adding ingredients like dill, mint, mustard seeds or simply infuse it with lemon in your daily water intake

Simply Tasty News

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Weekly Specials

Available until November 16th, 2021.

Produce Price

Seedless Watermelon

$1.30 each

Green Beans

$3.00 per kg


$1.70 per punnet


$2.00 each


$3.00 per bch

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.