"We are starting to see signs of early Spring in the vegetable offerings this week. English Spinach is a delicate delicious vegetable at its best right now. This weather is perfect to grow this vegetable, the hot weather which is surely coming spoils it.
This week, all our asparagus are Australian so it’s a good three weeks fresher than the imported product that many are still selling. Lebanese cucumbers are at their best in Spring and suddenly get a lot cheaper as supplies increase. Late plantings in Queensland have meant that field tomatoes continue to be very cheap, and at this stage they are still very good.
Ginger, celery, radish and shallots as well as old-fashioned spinach are all great value. In the absence of any rain, I can’t see this changing in the near future, a great change from a year ago.
Berries continue to be the number one fruit we are selling and now it’s very clear blueberries as the most popular of these. You can’t go wrong at the moment with these as they are all very good.
For me it’s still our large crunchy, sweet premium berries that are the best. That said, the price this week of the standard punnets in either the smaller or the larger punnets make them just fantastic. The strawberries are not far behind them, and the raspberries continue to be very popular.
With avocados we have a lot of large fruit which are very cheap for the size. Net passionfruits are still inexpensive and I am enjoying the imported white grapes. Apples, pears and kiwi are all still at the peak of their season and all citrus are excellent. It’s hard to go past the blood oranges in my view."
- David Harris