Dave's Market Picks Fruit and Veg Box

Dave's Market Picks Fruit and Veg Box

$55.00 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.


WHAT'S IN THE BOX THIS WEEK?

 

 

1 Zucchini Black Imperfect min 500g
5 Mandarin Imperial Premium Each
2 Carrot Snackables 250g
1 Cauliflower
1 Brussel Sprout min 400g
1 Celery Whole
3 Capsicum Red Each
1 Fennel Each
5 Kiwifruit Gold Each
5 Pear Packham Large Premium Each
6 Apple Pink Lady Imperfect Each
5 Orange Navel Large Premium Each
1 Cherries Premium min 200g
4 Avocado Hass Small Each

     

     

    DAVE'S PICK OF THE WEEK

    Around this time, in most years, there are very strong volumes of red capsicums in the market. This is due to the overlapping of the Bundaberg and Bowen growing regions in Queensland. The quality is excellent and prices are almost half from what they were last week. Red capsicums all start out as green capsicums but are left on the vine longer to ripen. In this process, they turn red and become sweeter to eat which make them far more popular than the greens! They can be used in every meal from breakfast omelets to lunchtime salads and of course the evening meal – be it on the barbeque, roasted, stir-fried, or in casserole.

     

    DAVE'S MARKET UPDATE

     

     

    FRUIT

    Avocados continue to be great value and are as cheap as I have seen them for some years. With imported cherries, we now move to the really good one’s which come from Washington state. They are the far superior and a better eating fruit than the Californian fruit we have been selling. Similarly, we now have the southern Imperial mandarins as opposed to QLD fruit, this fruit is crisp and fresh and really worth a try. In fact, all citrus is good value! I am currently mixing ruby grapefruit and navel oranges for my morning juice and loving it! The navels are fantastic eating, our best value offer is our 3 kg nets. Our Imperfect Pink Lady apples are terrific value, they don’t look super smart but eat absolutely as well as the shiny bright red fruit we sell at double the price on our premium stacks. Packham pears are very good but you do have to buy them a good week or even more before you eat them. They need to be turning yellow and a bit on the soft side so don’t store them in the fridge. As in previous weeks, I think the kiwi gold is fantastic. Very cold weather in our growing areas will make all berries a little dearer and less available this week. Give it another fortnight or so before the bargains in berries really get going!

     

    VEG

    It’s very cold from the top of Queensland right down to Tasmania so vegetables everywhere are growing a little slower than our farmers would expect. As a result, most vegetable prices are firm to even quite dear but there are still some bargains to be had. This week fennel, red caps, celery, Brussels sprouts and snackable carrots are all good options and I see cauliies potentially easing as the week goes on.

    – David Harris

     

     

     

     

     

    Contents updated 14:03 on 16/06/2021

     

    *The Box pictured is for illustration purposes and may contain different/varying products. Contents are subject to change due to current market availability.