Strawberries from southeast Queensland are in strong supply in the markets this week; quality is excellent and prices have eased considerably. Some pristine growing conditions have seen excellent volumes of blueberries hit the markets, largely coming from the north coast of NSW (Coffs Harbour). All the better eating varieties have now started. Blueberries are hard, crunchy and sweet; just a joy to eat, and, to top it off excellent value.
Large rockmelons are a bit pricey at the moment, but there’s plenty of good value in our smaller sized fruit this week. From Darwin in the Northern Territory, the conditions are ideal for growing rockmelons at this time of the year. Well worth a look. Organic mandarins are on special in all stores, and are fantastic value. The fruit, whilst on the small side, is great eating - perfect for lunchboxes - and well worth a try.
The outstanding winter weather we have been experiencing has certainly helped maintain the strong supply of vegetables in the markets. Plenty of good opportunities again in many of the staple winter vegetables this week. Broccoli, broccolini, cauliflowers, Brussels sprouts, fennel, kumera, spring onions, Dutch carrots, leeks, beans and Chinese cabbage are all well supplied. Our Avocado supply from Toowoomba in Queensland is excellent. Avocadoes are great value, and the eating quality of the fruit in store is amazing.
Organic Broccoli is worth a mention with outstanding quality at a fraction of the price it usually is at this time of the year. Available in all stores, now’s a great time to discover the flavours of organic broccoli.