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Some vegetables are harder to find this week with the Victorian growing regions hit by cold and rainy conditions but there is still plenty of fresh produce to choose from. The best buys include great quality Asian vegetables, carrots, celery, eggplant, silverbeet, onions and potatoes, and even imported asparagus although its quality is average. Beetroot, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, fennel, leeks, snow peas, squash, mushrooms and pumpkin have firmed in price. Beans are expensive and are expected to rise in price, while sweet corn and zucchini are also expensive and in shor..
Brisbane Market Report - 63
High demand over Easter has pushed the price of some fresh produce higher this week and despite recent poor weather in the growing regions, there is ample supply. Look to Asian vegetables, beetroot, brussels sprouts, carrots, celery, eggplant, fennel, snow peas, silverbeet, onions, potatoes and pumpkin for the best buys in the vegetable aisle. Prices on imported and Victorian grown asparagus are firm. You can also expect to pay more for some kitchen favourites such as cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, leeks, squash, sweet corn and sweet potatoes but they are top quality. Shorter supplies and..
Brisbane Market Report - 62
Ample quality fresh produce continues to flow into the Brisbane Produce Market from across Australia despite growers being hard hit by cyclone damage in Queensland's north and wide spread flooding in northern NSW. Your Local Fruit Shop stores have vegetable aisles spilling with offerings of reasonably priced Asian vegetables, machine picked beans, beetroot, carrot, celery, eggplant, silverbeet, squash, onions, potatoes and pumpkin. Expect to pay more for imported asparagus, fennel, leeks, parsnips, squash, sweet corn, zucchini and mushrooms. Sweet potatoes have also firmed in price w..
Brisbane Market Report - 61
The worst of Cyclone Debbie's destruction won't be felt in the fresh produce aisles until May through to July with Australia's largest winter cropping region, at Bowen, the hardest hit at a time when the growers were planting. In the short term, Cyclone Debbie's heavy rains and resulting road transport issues may cause some fresh produce fluctuations in the days ahead but the value and quality were steady this week with the exception of sweet potatoes which have spiked in price to be expensive. Look for reasonably priced, top quality Asian vegetables, imported asparagus, ..
Brisbane Market Report - 60  Posted on 23 March 2017
Heavy rains in the growing regions, with more predicted to be on the way, will firm fresh produce prices in the days ahead but there is still plenty available at the Brisbane Produce Market for Your Local Fruit Shop stores to select from. In the vegetable aisle, look for top quality and reasonably priced Asian vegetables, asparagus, brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, eggplant, snow peas, silverbeet, sweet corn, zucchini, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. Celery has firmed in price and will cost you more this week, along with beetroot, fennel, leeks, parsnips and mushrooms. ..
Brisbane Market Report - 59
There are some surprising price fluctuations in the vegetable and salad aisles this week but there is still plenty to choose from for the budget conscious with abundant supplies of Victorian grown crops now in season. Pick up some great quality and reasonably priced Asian vegetables, imported asparagus, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, eggplant, fennel, sweet corn, zucchini, mushrooms and all hard lines, including onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. Beetroot, leeks, parsnips, silverbeet and squash will cost you a tad more than usual but are of top quality. Surpris..
Brisbane Market Report - 58
Vegetables have fallen in price this week returning many kitchen favourites to more affordable prices as the growing regions improve on quality and volume due to more favourable weather conditions. Prices have fallen on brussels sprouts and broccoli, both now reasonably priced, along with cauliflower and snow peas, which are firmly priced but cheaper than the expensive price tags of previous weeks. You can also pick up great quality Asian vegetables, Peruvian asparagus, beetroot, carrots, celery, eggplant, fennel, leeks, zucchini, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkin at reasonabl..
Brisbane Market Report - 57
Heat in the growing regions is showing its effects with prices remaining high on some vegetable and salad items but there is ample fresh produce for those looking for cheaper options. Beans, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes and lettuce crops have been the worst affected by soaring temperatures leaving mixed quality offerings at expensive prices. However, for those looking for value-for-money vegetables, there are some top quality Asian vegetables, asparagus, capsicum, eggplant and all hard lines, including onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. Beetroot and cabbage have firmed in pric..
Brisbane Market Report - 56
Recent hot conditions have left a few kitchen favourites hard to find and expensive in the fresh produce aisles but there is still an abundance of other quality produce at reasonable prices. Heat in the growing regions has left cauliflower, squash, lettuce and cucumbers hard to find making it among the most expensive seen for some months. However, there are plenty of Asian vegetables, beetroot, brussels sprouts, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, celery, eggplant, fennel, leeks, parsnips, mushrooms, onions and pumpkin at great prices and eating well. Potatoes and sweet potatoes have fallen to..
The long hot, and sometimes wet summer has kept the price of herbs and green leafy vegetables firm but there is still plenty of fresh produce to choose from as families return to their back to school routines. In the vegetable aisle, look for bargains on quality cabbage, celery, zucchinis and potatoes with supplies into the Brisbane Produce Market the best for some months. Asian vegetables, beans, beetroot, capsicum, carrot, eggplant, leeks, onions and pumpkin are good quality and value-for-money. Sweet corn has fluctuated in quality and price in recent weeks and is eating well at a reasonab..
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