We have a fabulous line of imperfect pinks in our NSW stores. What's wrong with them? They are a bit too big, so the supermarket's quality control won't accept them. What's right with them? We are selling them at 99 cents a kg, the price point 20 years ago. Another great line this week is our 500gm punnets of fresh Californian dates that are superb eating. I love removing the seed and filling them with my favourite blue cheese! Add a fire and a glass of red at the farm, and I am in heaven.
The Queensland strawberries continue to come back in price, and that is dragging down the price of raspberries (not cheap but less than last week) and blueberries. Blood Oranges, all citrus (maybe not so much mandarins), apples and pears all remain well priced and at their peak quality. First mangoes are in the shops but might be a few days before they are ready to eat. I have one on the kitchen bench waiting to go!
It’s all good news this week with veg prices continuing fall as the weather continues to warm up. This week, it is the highly publicised lettuce that has fallen in price. You will see lettuce prices halved what it was one week ago.. All Harris Farm stores have broccoli or broccolini on special, again at very reasonable prices. This week, imperfect parsnips are a bargain. Snow peas have been extremely dear and will be a quarter of the price they were a fortnight ago.