The berry feast continues unabated. Raspberries have started to ease back at last but the main focus continues to be strawberries and blueberries. With strawberries, there is sadly less emphasis on taste and more on yield in the industry which of course, is the result of the supermarkets driving the price down so the farmers get to fund the advertised specials. If you would like to taste a really good strawberry this week, try our 375gm or 400 gm packs which are the Petaluma variety. You won’t find this fruit in the supermarkets and you will pay more for the fruit and I think that is entirely appropriate.
We have a couple of very well priced Imperfect lines this week in our fruit category. Also this week, Honey Murcott mandarins and Pink Lady apples are outstanding value and really good eating fruit. The other great news is that the first of the Northern Territory KP mangoes are starting to arrive in the markets. By this weekend, we will have fruit in store ready to eat and not all that dear.
We have some excellent winter vegetables to choose from this week. First choice is definitely Brussels Sprouts, it’s still the winter crop and the weather is perfect for them. Broccoli is very well priced and at its best. Imperfect zucchini is cheap again, as is celery. Snow pea quality is excellent and well-priced.
We have a new variety of pumpkin in store, it’s called Orange glow. A fantastic product, sweeter than Jap. You eat it all, don’t peel off the skin. For value, you can’t go past our Imperfect tomatoes, very very good quality, better than the premiums often are. That’s the nature of our product.