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Brisbane Market Report 185
The lusciously sweet perfume of mangoes is bringing summer to our shelves this week, with the Queensland mango season starting in earnest.   This tropical aroma is the best way to determine whether a mango is ripe, but also look for firm fruit that gives slightly to the touch. We’re spoilt for choice at the moment with our fruit offerings – strawberries, blueberries, yellow and red pawpaw, pineapples, red and green apples, avocado, watermelons and pears are all in good supply. The season for stone fruit like apricots, nectarine and peaches is kicking off; yellow p..
Brisbane Market Report 184
We can’t get enough of the fragrant fruit on the shelves this week including nectarines, peaches and mangoes. Kensington Pride mangoes from the Northern Territory are at their peak, while the R2E2 variety is also starting to make an appearance. Love Thai food? Look out for the Nam Dok Mai green mango for classic Thai salads. Even though it’s early days for nectarines and peaches, the quality of locally grown fruit is good and prices will come down as the season progresses. Apples, avocados, pawpaws and all varieties of pears are well supplied. Both blueberries and raspber..
Brisbane Market Report 183
Warmer days, cooler nights and the arrival of mangoes at the Brisbane Produce Market are all sure signs that summer is on its way. Best buys in fruit include avocados, apples, yellow and red pawpaw, and many varieties of pear: Packham, Josephine, Beurre Bosc, and Corella from Victoria. Peaches are making their first appearance: Donut variety grown in Gatton and Yellow variety from Childers, these are at the very start of their season and are already well priced. Berries, stone fruit, melons, pineapples are all bringing colour, value, and flavour to the Brisbane Produce Market this we..
Brisbane Market Report 182
As school holidays draw to an end, we again set our minds to lunch boxes and snack-sized spring fruit and vegetables. Supplies of blueberries continue to impress providing a good value whereas strawberry season is now shifting to Victoria as the Queensland season is just about to finish. Raspberries supplies are moderate. For a more filling snack for small tummies, mix berries with yoghurt and sprinkle with toasted muesli. As local navels begin to phase out, look for the super sweet Valencia variety from northern New South Wales. Sliced pineapple, rockmelon, and the red and yellow pa..
Brisbane Market Report 181
Spring has truly sprung and so has the Brisbane Produce Market with plentiful produce. As we are in between seasons, disappearing from our shelves are fruits like Cavendish bananas and mandarins but we are starting to see some excellent quality pineapple and watermelon. In luscious fruits, it’s raining strawberries and blueberries – packed with flavour they are of great value this season. While raspberries from Caboolture are calling out for cakes and pies, Mareeba grown limes are our sweet indulgence for tarts. Top fruity picks include red and yellow papaya, blood ora..
Brisbane Market Report 179
It’s a great week for locally grown fruits and vegetables, with Queensland produce dominating the shelves. Local berries, citrus, pineapples and rockmelon are plentiful, and bananas are eating well despite their some-times dull winter skin. Strawberries from the Sunshine Coast and blueberries are fantastic value and quality, while local lemons and limes are calling out for zesty desserts, tarts and drinks. From Innisfail in north Queensland, red papaya is deliciously sweet at the moment. Other good buys include navel oranges, pears, and Afourer mandarins — this variety ha..
Brisbane Market Report 178
Spring has sprung and there’s no shortage of great value vegies at the Brisbane Produce Market this week. In fruit, in abundance we have strawberries and blueberries — they’re sweet, full of flavour and an absolute bargain. Rockmelons and yellow and red papaya are also great buys. The mandarin season is coming to an end, but Honey Murcotts are still widely available. Pineapple supplies from the Sunshine Coast and North Queensland are improving, while Valencias are the pick of the oranges. The apple season is a little slow and Hass avocado supplies are lower, but ..
Brisbane Market Report 178
Spring has sprung and there’s no shortage of great value vegies at the Brisbane Produce Market this week. In fruit, in abundance we have strawberries and blueberries — they’re sweet, full of flavour and an absolute bargain. Rockmelons and yellow and red papaya are also great buys. The mandarin season is coming to an end, but Honey Murcotts are still widely available. Pineapple supplies from the Sunshine Coast and North Queensland are improving, while Valencias are the pick of the oranges. The apple season is a little slow and Hass avocado supplies are lower, but ..
Brisbane Market Report 177
Despite unusually cold and dry weather in parts of Queensland, we have a good variety of fruit at the Brisbane Produce Market this week. Strawberries and blueberries show no sign of slowing down, with large volumes of excellent quality berries available. Apples of all varieties are plentiful — cool nights are calling out for a classic apple crumble (for an extra twist, add some of the gorgeous rhubarb from Mount Tamborine). We’re seeing some solid grape supplies arriving from Emerald, along with pineapples from the Sunshine Coast and north Queensland. Pawpaws and lemons a..
Brisbane Market Report 177
Despite unusually cold and dry weather in parts of Queensland, we have a good variety of fruit at the Brisbane Produce Market this week. Strawberries and blueberries show no sign of slowing down, with large volumes of excellent quality berries available. Apples of all varieties are plentiful — cool nights are calling out for a classic apple crumble (for an extra twist, add some of the gorgeous rhubarb from Mount Tamborine). We’re seeing some solid grape supplies arriving from Emerald, along with pineapples from the Sunshine Coast and north Queensland. Pawpaws and lemons a..
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