Unprecedented cool and windy conditions in the Northern Territory has the Kensington pride Mango crop on pause. The fruit is hanging patiently on the trees for some warm weather to give it a push along. It is looking as though October will be the month for KP volumes to start ramping up. The imported white grapes are both good quality and eating at the moment, and thus make a good option this week. The shortage of bananas from a few weeks back is now over as volumes have been steadily increasing. Blueberries from the North Coast are still great value and the pick in the berry category this week!
Supply of vegetables in the markets is a little low, with many of the growing areas impacted by the cooler weather conditions. Red Capsicums are particularly hard to source and subsequently are quite expensive this week. Beans, broccoli, lettuce, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts have all firmed. Rest assured as the temperatures warm, up so too will volumes. There are some good opportunities where mushrooms, aniseed, kumara, broccolini, Dutch carrots and both interstate and local leeks are concerned. September heralds the start of the spring snacking tomato crops. Growing conditions have been pristine, ensuring quality is fantastic. As volumes steadily increase, look for heaps of great opportunities. A stand out this week in snacking tomatoes is our Sampari line – they are amazing! The Australian Asparagus season is gearing up with all stores selling our beautiful Australian product. On special in all stores this week, Australian asparagus is an absolute must for your trolley!