Cherries! For customers on the look for an escape back to summer US cherries are the go this week. We are currently sourcing cherries from Washington State which are the pick of the imported cherry season. In comparison to the earlier imported fruit which comes from California the cherries from Washington State are a firmer crunchier and sweeter fruit. We are sourcing the larger size fruit because of the enhanced eating qualities. The bigger fruit does come at a bit of a premium, however I believe well worth it and a real must for this week’s shopping list. Some reasonable numbers of blueberries arriving into the market at present and more importantly some better varieties of fruit that are eating really well. As the fruit recovers from the rain event of a few weeks ago expect to see volumes continue to increase and prices to ease.
The cold weather in recent days is a timely reminder that we are in the middle of winter. The conditions have certainly impacted the production of many of the vegetable lines in particular broccoli, cauliflower, corn and beans are in short in supply as result. In better news red capsicums from Bowen in north Queensland are in good supply as is beetroot, English spinach, spring onions, Silverbeet spinach, carrots, parsnips and Kumera. Imperfect avocados are the highlight of our imperfect range this week. From Bundaberg in Queensland, the imperfection is some skin blemish caused by some strong winds earlier in the month, the fruit however is perfect to eat and at a price which is sure to be well received.