In fruit: My picks this week is cherries; this will be their best week of the season. Also good eating are yellow peaches and nectarines. With grapes, whites are the best; the Menindee seedless are coming into their own this week. In Mangoes, KPs are the best and the big quantities are very nearly over, so move on these soon. Net passionfruit are great value this week, and there are still plenty of blackberries available. A tip with blackberries: the big growers are, in my opinion, picking them too green and they can be a bit sour. I have been leaving them for four or five days in the fridge; they are sweeter and better to eat after being stored this way. With avocadoes, we have few Reeds in store for the next couple of week, love them. It’s a nice change from Hass that we have been eating for the last eight months or so. Finally figs are starting to hit their straps
In veg: Warehousing and transport issues are making it quite difficult to keep our shops full with good, fresh stock. In addition, we are struggling with shop staff to process the stock in store. This situation looks to be persisting for a few weeks unfortunately. We will do the best we can with what we have got, often there are alternatives available with our products. For example, standard tomatoes grown in the field are as dear as I have ever seen them, however, Truss tomatoes are half the price of the field grown. Other very good value options this week include pre-packaged Kestrel potatoes, various different packets of mushrooms and Baby Cukes. Some days some products will be unavailable unfortunately, this is the COVID reality, for now.