Dave's Market Picks Fruit and Veg Box

Dave's Market Picks Fruit and Veg Box

$65.00 ea

Dave's Market Picks Fruit and Veg Box will be ever changing due to current market availability. You'll get the best balance of value and quality in this perfectly selected offering of the market's very best.




2 Asparagus Bunch
1 Broccolini Bunch 
2 Broccoli Head
1 Dutch Carrot Bunch
4-6 Buk Choy Bunches
2 Lebanese Cucumbers
1 Leek
250g Sampari Cocktail Truss
2 Large Pink Lady Apples
5 Rockit Apples
1kg Gourmet Sebago Potatoes
500g Imperfect Tomatoes
3 Brown Onions
2 Avocadoes 
1 Papaya
1 Sweet Topless Pineapple
125g Premium Blueberries
2 Kensington Pride Mango
1kg Imperfect Mandarins
2 Blood Oranges
2 Navel Oranges
1 Lemon



A few things to know about pineapples: They are very high in Vitamin C and although they may become juicier and change colour, they don’t actually ripen after they have been harvested. Our pineapples, at the moment, come from Yeppoon and the Sunshine Coast. Unfortunately, COVID has been very harsh for the industry; a lot of pineapples used go to hotels and the airlines, this clearly has not been the case this year and household consumption has not really changed.

Twenty or so years ago the pineapple industry grew pineapples mostly for the cannery and juice. These are what we now call ‘factory pineapples’; they were not sweet at and sugar was added to enhance the taste. The new pineapples, which have nearly entirely replaced the old varieties in the fresh market, are a hybrid of fabulous sweet varieties imported around 20 years ago. I think they are fantastic to eat!

Removing the pineapple tops was done for two reasons: Firstly, the new pineapple plants each season are grown from the old plants and splitting the crowns is the easiest and most reliable way of doing this. Secondly, it made it easy for the new style pineapples to be easily distinguished from the older, not so good eating pineapples. 


Nothing new happening in fruit this week. Blueberries and Hass avocados are both plentiful and inexpensive. We have some excellent large Pink Lady apples in our stores this week at a very attractive price. A surplus of super eating Kensington Pride mangoes from Darwin; enjoy these now because it doesn't look like there will be nearly as many as were available last year. Papaya and topless pines are great value, and citrus continues to be superb and cheap. School is going back in stages; I have noticed my little granddaughters, who we have now lived with for four months at the farm, absolutely devouring those little Rockit apples, they are the perfect size for the school lunch box!

It’s back to winter conditions this week and it has played havoc with our vegetable supplies. Traditional winter vegetables, particularly caulies, broccoli, Dutch carrots are all still very well priced. Asparagus, not quite as cheap as last week, but continues to be a very good option in terms of quality.  Tomatoes are continuing to ease in price and Imperfects, in particular, are very good and very inexpensive!
– David Harris
Contents updated 3pm on 13/10/2021

*The Box pictured is for illustration purposes and may contain different/varying products due to seasonal variations & current market availability. 


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