There are some great things happening in the markets this week in citrus. Seville oranges are now available and make delicious marmalades, Cara Cara and blood oranges are also increasing in volumes as their respective seasons gain momentum. Navel oranges are also eating better every week as we move into the better eating varieties. There are good volumes of apples in the markets, and this week we are promoting Pink Ladies which is our most popular selling apple by the proverbial mile! It is a high quality season for apples and this week’s pinks we have on promotion reflect that at a bargain price.
Papaya from far North Queensland is still available, and in strong volumes with their eating quality amazing.
There are plenty of great opportunities in the markets this week. Cauliflower volumes have increased as three growing regions - Bathurst in NSW, Victoria and Queensland - are currently harvesting. The cooler temperatures mean that the cauliflowers are perfectly snow white. Baby broccoli and fennel are terrific in both supply and price this week. Supply of red and green capsicums are strong, and quality great, and Imperfect zucchini represent great value. Dutch cream potatoes from Tasmania are on again this week; a magnificent yellow flesh potato, they are extremely versatile, good for roasting, chipping or mashing. I like to make delectable gnocchi with my Dutch creams... soft creamy pillows bursting with flavour, I’m salivating just writing about it!