Plenty of good veg still this week. Truss tomatoes have, as predicted, crashed in price in response to the oversupply last week of field tomatoes in north Queensland. Queensland corn are now eating at its best, is cheap particularly the pre-packs.
Beans and Red caps are now well supplied, look for specials on these lines by the weekend. Broccolini seems to be a better option than broccoli as far as price goes. All stores have imperfect eggplant at truly bargain basement prices.
The berry prices, particularly strawberries for the Queensland fruit continue to ease. However, we need a touch of warm weather through the daytime to really accelerate this. Fairly similar situation for blueberries.. still both are cheaper than a week ago. Also, we have the really top-quality Washington state cherries hitting the markets and prices here are easing. We have fantastic lemons at a very cheap price which is to be expected, all the lemon trees in my suburb are groaning under a massive crop, so heavy supply and less demand mean lower prices.
Another great special this week is our custard apple special. It’s a fruit that many of our younger customers are not familiar with because they gain little attention from the major supermarkets because they are very tricky to handle. One day they are hard, the next day soft and perfect to eat, and the day after ready to throw out. Older people (like myself) and our many Asian customers do understand and appreciate them. Enjoy them whilst they are cheap.
Kiwi gold are fantastic quality, rockmelons are cheaper, and in avocados, we are completely transitioning to Hass over the next week or so.