The berries just get better and better. Strawberries are almost too cheap and fantastic to eat. Blueberries are just superb. We used start the season with horrible little sour stuff and now they are eating like in the peak of summer, good size sweet and keeping well. The price is the same as the last two years but far cheaper than the six years prior for July. We also have good raspberries at reasonable prices (until two years ago we either didn’t have them at all from late June to mid August) and superb blackberries... unheard of mid-winter.
Topless pineapples, all the apples and citrus are all good. For me though, the berries, kiwi gold, papaya and the imported cherries are just amazing for mid winter breakfast or just to snack on.
Not surprisingly, a lack of demand for salad lines has seen prices retreat in this category. Telegraph cucumbers are the pick of the cues, iceberg lettuce and all tomatoes are cheaper than last week.
A couple of very quiet markets this week has seen prices start to drop as stocks build up in several other lines also. Corn, around half last week's price leads the charge, but there are bargains to be had in snow peas, red capsicums, zucchinis and especially the imperfect of these, brussel sprouts, spinach and kumera again especially the imperfects. Lots of bargains, lots of great vegetables.