Brisbane Produce Report – 13 March March 13, 2020 strump It’s a fantastic week for citrus at the Brisbane Produce Market. The market this week features plentiful supplies of lemons, limes and navel oranges. Mareeba limes are in season and perfect for making a lime cheesecake. Shepard avocados are coming from North Queensland with some hass coming from Western Australia. Remember you can store your uneaten avocado in an air-tight container in the fridge after you have sprinkled it with lemon or lime juice. Watermelons are eating well &nda..
Brisbane Produce Report – 6 March March 6, 2020 strump Autumn is here and along with it is the widest range of the freshest produce all on display at the Brisbane Produce Market. How about a warm apple pie? Pink lady and granny smith apples are available as are small royal gala apples perfect for lunch boxes. Berry lovers will love that there are still supplies of berries in the marketplace. There are supplies of Tasmanian blueberries, Stanthorpe and Victorian strawberries but raspberries are in short supply. Green skin avocados such as ..
Brisbane Produce Report – 28 February February 28, 2020 lleeson Green beans with almonds. Side dish Lovers of fresh fruit and vegetables will be rejoicing this week as the weather conditions in most regions have produced an abundant supply of fresh fruit and vegetables, all available from the Brisbane Produce Market. But spare a thought for Stanthorpe farmers as they had to tackle flash flooding conditions during the season. Despite the weather, Stanthorpe farmers were able to provide a moderate supply of green beans and Gala apples to market...
Brisbane Produce Report – 21 February February 20, 2020 strump The recent extreme weather conditions haven’t stopped a good supply of fresh produce being available at the Brisbane Produce Market. Prepare a delicious late summer fruit salad with royal gala, red delicious or granny smith apples, all in good supply. Add some cavendish bananas which are in moderate supply or lady fingers which are plentiful. Strawberries and blueberries from Victoria, and black seedless or white or red crimson grapes from NSW finish off a perfect, fresh late su..
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..