Bananas are the big news in fruit this week; we are going into a period of high supply for the next few weeks, which means cheap prices on bananas going forward for a while… we need those kids back to school to eat them all!
Red grapes are now the best value as they are still being picked fresh off the vines and are in our stores within a few days. Imperial mandarins are starting to eat well; I recommend you stick with the largest fruit for the best outcome. Strawberries and raspberries are the best of the berry category, and Flavour Falls and September Candies my pick of the plums. In the meantime, apples and pears are all at their best now, with all varieties superb. I am really enjoying the new season Kiwi Gold which are now from New Zealand, they are fantastic eating!
Increased supply across the board is bringing vegetable retail prices down rapidly. Best news for the week is broccoli and washed potatoes which are both around half last weeks price. I would like to personally recommend a product I am enjoying at the moment, and that is our little packets of beanettes, ideal for thee or four people. They come from a family run farm in Queensland; the Mitcheson family, and if you appreciate top quality beans, don’t go past these.
Red caps are cheap and good, as are imperfect kumera and eggplant. Caulies and mushrooms continue to be very good value and Chinese cabbage and Brussel sprouts are both falling in price and are good quality. In the tomato category, both Sampari and loose cherry truss are fantastic value. I would like to give our organics range a plug this week too; supply is back to normal and if organics is your thing it’s all good news again at Harris Farm. So lots of choices and great value again this week.