The main focus for the week is the massive flush of wonderful autumn raspberries. I haven’t seen so many in years and the flavour and price are both sensational. The mangosteens I talked about last week are still extremely well priced in the shops this week. The banana quantities in the market have grown dramatically and the price has come down accordingly. Gala apples are now at their best and in a few weeks, all the other apples will start to dribble in, except for Pink Ladys. Any Pinks you buy at this stage will still be last seasons (last years) fruit. This week I have eaten the best plum I have eaten for years. It was a Tegan Blue from Western Australia and they are available at a very cheap price this week, I doubt you will eat a better plum this year. Fuyu fruit is about to start but better news than that is the Australian Pomegranate season is now started. All grapes are good and for those who search for them, we have some very good fresh pistachio nuts now underway from South Australia.
Very little news on the vegetable front this week. Cauliflowers are cheap and good, coming from both central west NSW and Victoria. Fennel is a bargain and Chinese cabbage looks to be easing in price. Jap pumpkin is quite cheap as the crops from the Riverina are harvested. I love slicing Jap quite thinly, adding olive oil and salt and cooking the slices on the barbie. There are some bargains still in our snacking tomatoes.