The markets are still well supplied with good eating strawberries. Prices are not likely to get much cheaper, so there’s never been a better time than now to enjoy beautiful Queensland strawberries. As with the blueberries, we have a premium range of strawberries which are the top of the shelf stuff!! The only thing premium is the quality as the prices are very modest.
Imperfect pink ladies are on special in all stores. The fruit is great - the imperfection being that the apples are large. Hardly a fault in most eyes! The imperfect pinks will eat perfectly sweet.
This week we have an amazing special on dates – in all stores. As is the case at this time of the year suppliers look to clear the decks before the start of the new season so there are opportunities aplenty and we have jumped on one! The dates are eating fantastic and are a fraction of the normal retail price so be sure to add them to this week’s shopping list.
The Northern Territory mango season is looking good. Some of the early fruit is a bit on the scratchy side but still eating surprisingly well. The main harvest takes place in October, so expect to see plenty of activity in the coming weeks.
Spring is always a fantastic time to shop the markets as the quantity and availability of good quality vegetable lines continues to swell.
The beginning of spring brings with it the Australian asparagus season. Australian asparagus is much sought after, especially after months of making do with an average imported product. We kick off the season with a bang this year offering an Australian asparagus special in all stores. Enjoy!
Celery has been one of the last vegetable lines to come back to normal levels this year, however that all changes this week. The volumes of celery available in the markets has finally been increasing. As a result, the wholesale price has collapsed by up to 75%. This week we are retailing celery in all our stores for just $2.00 bunch. Less than 14 days ago the retail price was $7.00 a bunch. That’s a huge seasonal saving.
Imperfect kumera is also on promotion in all stores this week. Retailing for under a $1.00 kg it is great value for a vegetable staple. The only imperfection is that the kumera is misshaped, or really just not a standardised shape. I can assure you it will cook up perfectly and taste great!
The spring flush of mushroom is with us and there’s plenty of good value to be had across the category.
In general news the market continues to be well supplied with Asian vegetables, spinach, leeks, eggplants, imperfect zucchini, coriander, shallots, lettuce, broccolini and broccoli.