Brisbane Produce Report – 14 February February 14, 2020 strump It’s not too late to pick up some cherries to celebrate Valentine’s Day, as the season nears its end. Strawberries from Victoria would also make a great Valentine’s Day snack to serve up, even though the supply is a little tight due to the heat. White seedless, black sapphire or crimson red grapes are also all good quality and good eating this week. There is a good supply of blueberries from Tumbarumba as well as good quality nectarines and peaches from Victoria. ..
Brisbane Produce Report – 7 February February 7, 2020 lleeson The sudden rain and excess heat aren’t necessarily bad news for fruit and vegetable lovers as there’s still a great selection of fresh produce this week from the Brisbane Produce Market. Kensington Pride mangoes from Mareeba as well as R2E2 mangoes continue to be plentiful, with yellow peaches, blood plums, nectarines and apricots all still in good supply. One of our favourite fruits is the hybrid pineapple from Maryborough – it’s super sweet and low in acid..
Brisbane Produce Report – 31 January January 31, 2020 strump Parents all over Queensland are rejoicing as the kids returned to school this week. The task of preparing kids’ lunch boxes may not be quite as joyful, however the Brisbane Produce Market has you covered with a huge supply of snackable fruit and vegetables are perfect for busy kids. Lunch box-friendly lady finger bananas an obvious choice. Their small size makes them ideal for lunchboxes, and as they don’t go brown when cut, they work well in fruit salads as an after-school ..
Brisbane Produce Report – 24 January January 23, 2020 strump Enjoy the long weekend with a great selection of Aussie fruit and vegetables from the Brisbane Produce Market. A good supply of Kensington Pride, Honeygold, Brooks and Kent mangoes, Tasmanian cherries and Queensland figs would all make mouth-watering toppings for your Australia Day pavlova. Apples, Paradise and Packham pears and red and green seedless grapes add a refreshing element to barbeque cheese and grazing platters. If you’re looking for berries you may need to search..
Brisbane Produce Report – 17 January January 17, 2020 strump As the long, hot days of summer continue so does the great choice of produce at the Brisbane Produce Market. Stone fruit continue to be in great supply, particularly apricots, nectarines and peaches (both white and yellow varieties), all from Victoria. There is also a great choice of plums including sugar plums and black plums. Small paradise pears, great for snacking, are now available, as are other great lunchbox snack ideas such as cucumbers, carrots, capsicum, celery and a range of ..
Brisbane Produce Report – 10 January January 10, 2020 strump It is shaping up to be a fine Queensland summer with all summer fruit at its best for both quality and taste. It wouldn’t be a Queensland summer without juicy peaches, nectarines, cherries, apricots and mangoes, all currently in great supply and eating at their very best. Choose peaches that are firm but have some ‘give’ when you gently squeeze them. When choosing apricots, pick ones that are firm but not hard. Avoid fruit that looks bruised or is overly soft and go fo..
Brisbane Produce Report – 3 January January 2, 2020 strump It’s a new year and a new start so stock up on some healthy fruit and vegetables from the Brisbane Produce Market after all that Christmas pudding and pavlova. Summer fruits are at their peak for both quality and taste. Stone fruit is simply superb this week, with good supplies of juicy peaches, plums, nectarines, and apricots. A wide range of berries are available this week with Victorian strawberries, and blueberries and raspberries from northern New South Wales all good ..
Brisbane Produce Report – 27 December December 26, 2019 strump Brisbane Produce Market is a salad bowl of goodness this week with fantastic supplies of both Continental and Lebanese cucumbers, a wide range of mushroom varieties, capsicums and plenty of truss and gourmet tomatoes. Truss tomatoes are sold as three or more tomatoes still attached to the vine, or truss. They are picked when ripe to retain flavour and aroma. With the large range and variety of tomatoes on offer this week now is a good time to impress your New Year’s guests with ..
Brisbane Produce Report – 13 December December 12, 2019 strump Summer fruit remains bountiful this week with stone fruit, grapes, mangoes and pineapple all in good supply. Limes, lychees and passionfruit are all also in good supply and ideal for summer fruit salads and cocktails. One of our favourites is the Panama passionfruit, which is especially sweet now. Both Kensington Pride and R2E2 mangoes from Bowen, Mareeba and Dimbulah are good quality eating and in great supply this week, as are Reed and Hass varieties of avocadoes coming from loca..
An abundance of tropical fruit heralds the official start of summer this week at the Brisbane Produce Market. Bananas, pawpaw and mangoes are all in good supply from North Queensland as well as Hass avocadoes from Western Australia. Rockmelon from Bundaberg is in good supply and watermelon from North Queensland is eating well. Highlights of this week include cucumber and fresh herbs, with bright yellow pineapples from Mareeba. A great way to enjoy pineapples this summer is to grill them on the barbeque until they caramelise. Both Lebanese and continental cucumbers are in abundance. F..
Hot weather is taking a toll on fruit and vegetable supplies, but there is still plenty of excellent quality produce to add to your shopping list this week. Stone fruit and berries are eating well, with strawberries, blueberries and both yellow and white nectarines the stand-outs. Peach supplies are increasing but we’re still waiting for the plum season to kick into gear. A festive favourite, cherries from Young in central NSW are starting to make an appearance. In mangoes, R2E2 are abundant and good quality at the moment; supplies of mangoes are gradually increasing with stock..
Locally grown fruit leads the way this week with excellent quality rockmelons and watermelons from Far North Queensland providing top value. Queensland-grown pineapples, bananas, red papaya and limes are also great buys. White and yellow peaches and nectarine are gradually increasing in volume as supplies arrive from growing regions across Queensland, Victoria and South Australia. Value will only continue to improve in coming weeks. Plum varieties like Blood and Black Diamond are also starting to make an appearance. Pears and blueberries continue their strong run, while str..
Stone fruits and salad lines are offering excellent variety this week, with stone fruit and mangoes the standouts. Nectarines, peaches, and R2E2 mangoes are worth trying if you haven’t already this season – large and round in size, R2E2s have a sweet, mild flavour. Ripe mangoes will have a sweet fragrance and will yield slightly to the touch. Raspberries, blueberries and Victorian-grown strawberries are all well-supplied. Other great buys include limes, rockmelon, watermelon and Pink Lady apples. Lychee and cherry season is kicking off, and we’re also seei..
Mangoes and stone fruit have begun to arrive in abundant volumes, so if you haven’t yet tried these summer beauties, now’s the time to add them to your basket. The quality of the nectarines and peaches is impressive and prices will continue to go down as supplies increase. Mangoes are fantastic value this week with great supplies from the Northern Territory and Queensland. Also look out for Black Diamond plums, yellow peaches, Snow Angel white peaches and apricots. Tropical fruits are another stand-out with lychees, limes, dragonfruit, pawpaw, passionfruit, pine..