This week, the market is well supplied with rockmelon, seedless melon, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, bananas, and Navel oranges. The best eating blueberries are from Coffs Harbour on the North Coast of NSW this week. Beautifully sweet, the quality is amazing and supply excellent. Strawberries continue to be excellent as the season keeps rolling merrily along. It is usually around the time we see opportunities with smaller fruit at a real keen price. The fruit is still excellent eating, just smaller and much cheaper.
Navel oranges this week are the Lengs variety. Leng Navels are the pick of the Navel varieties. They are a really juicy and sweet fruit and are great for children. Bananas continue to flush, there’s no sign of production slowing down meaning bananas will be good value for the foreseeable future.
It appears that Spring has come early this year. We are certainly experiencing Spring type conditions which is the perfect weather for vegetables as they absolutely thrive in the warm moderate temperatures. This is reflected by a well-supplied market across a broad range of products. Red capsicums, round beans, Dutch carrots, cauliflowers, fennel, Lebanese cucumbers, peas, tomatoes, snacking tomatoes, eggplant, basil, zucchini, asparagus, broccoli, broccolini, kumera, Chinese cabbage and parsnips are all fantastic.
The quality of the all leafy vegetables has also improved enormously with kale, radish, silverbeet, herbs, Chinese vegetables all on the improve. Asparagus in all Harris farm stores is now product of Australia. After enduring the imported product for the last few months the Australian asparagus will be well received.