There is plenty of good quality passionfruit on offer again this week, once again the value is in the small fruit. Blueberries are in good supply and are eating better every week. Strawberries are struggling in the cooler conditions, however with the forecast of warmer conditions in Queensland later this week, watch this space. The market is well supplied with plenty of good quality Hass avocados which are excellent value. For something different this week try a Dolce Navel or a Gippsland Gold apple. The Dolce Navel is basically a brown skin Washington Navel which has a chocolatey appearance and a very sweet taste, well worth a try. The Gippsland Gold is a great eating crunchy apple with a golden colour - also well worth a try this week.
Some cold temperatures in the growing regions last week have stunted the progress of some vegetables including zucchinis, snow peas, sugar snaps, cabbages, living lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes. There is still plenty of value to be found, particularly in broccolini, loose beetroot, kumera, celery, fennel, spring onions, rhubarb, Brussels sprouts, Chinese cabbage, imperfect parsnips and leeks. Eggplants are dear right now so I would recommend our baby eggplant which is well supplied and less than half the price, with the quality being outstanding. Handpicked beans are light in supply, however, the machine picked beans are plentiful, good quality and a fraction of the price.