Berries are still our main line this week but the Queensland strawberries are not as good this week. There is heaps of them around, but beware with the cheaper fruit as quality is becoming an issue. Blueberries are I think a better option. Most of these come from further South, and they are still mid season and it is cooler where they grow. September is always a tricky month for strawberries, getting late for Queensland but too early for Victoria. Citrus is still fantastic with Blood oranges, Honey Murcott mandarins and thin skinned Navel oranges all eating superbly. As a good indication that warmer weather is starting to take over we are seeing some really good melons get underway too. Seedless watermelon and rockmelons are both fantastic and well priced this week. Imported grapes and apples are still both very good to eat and the first good eating mangoes are not far away. So lots of choices for very good fruit this week and summer not too far away.
Last week’s warm weather has encouraged all our spring veg favourites, as our traditional winter lines slow right down. Bargains are there in carrots, caulies, cup mushrooms, English spinach, ginger, zucchini (particularly our imperfect line) and telegraph cucumbers. A bargain this week is to be had in our Love Beet line which you can stick in the cupboard for later use they are an amazing product. Unfortunately tomatoes have not followed suit and are looking to be dear again until the next full moon and then the floodgates will open. I am missing those snacking lines that we got used to this year and can’t wait for them to start again. A little cooler this week but once September gets underway there will be miles of all lines.