This week is a very merry berry celebration as the berry season finally begins to gain some momentum. Warmer conditions along the east coast of Australia are seeing solid increases in supply of all berries. Strawberries from Caboolture in South East Queensland are excellent quality. Having recovered from the recent heavy deluge which set the season back, strawberry crops are producing solid volumes which should continue moving forward.
Blueberries are also well supplied, our fruit is being sourced from Byron bay to Coffs harbour and are punnets of sweet and crunchy goodness. Consumers should know that not all blueberries are the same – varieties are extremely important as some blues can be quite “tangy” in flavour. We pride ourselves on hand selecting the premier eating varieties.
Raspberries complete the berry extravaganza. Unseasonably strong volumes driven by the pristine growing conditions means we have some excellent eating fruit at very reasonable prices given the time of the year – be sure to make the most of this opportunity.
Topless pines are magnificent this week. Super sweet and ready to eat our extra large topless pines we have on offer this week will satisfy any sweet tooth and at a price which makes them impossible to walk past.
This week the market has eased across many lines. Broccolini, cauliflower, beetroot, Silverbeet, capsicums, imperfect eggplant, cabbage, brussel sprouts, snow peas, black zucchini, salads mix, spring onions, kumera, English spinach, broccoli and tomatoes are well supplied and are both good quality & value.
Tomatoes have continued to ease in price this week and I expect this trend to continue into next week with volumes getting stronger. Bowen in North Queensland is arguably the home of tomatoes in Australia and the fruit we are getting from there at the moment is particularly good quality.
Some of the more difficult lines to procure this week include celery, beans, dill, iceberg lettuce, cos lettuce, dutch carrots, and all cucumbers.