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Brisbane Market Report - 54
We may not be paying titanic prices for iceberg lettuce and other fresh produce as those in the UK suffering severe weather conditions but Queensland's heat, teamed with heavy rains in the southern growing regions have firmed prices. Cauliflower and asparagus are the most expensive but there are still reasonably priced, good quality Asian vegetables, beetroot, capsicum, carrot, celery, silverbeet, onions and pumpkin. Weather affected broccoli is of poor quality this week and firmly priced. Expect to pay more for quality beans, brussels sprouts, cabbage, eggplant, fennel, leeks, parsnips..
The heat is taking its toll on the quality of green leafy vegetables but for those willing to pay a little extra, there is still plenty of top quality fresh produce to be found. In the vegetable aisle, the best buys of the week are Asian vegetables, beetroot, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, celery, eggplant, sweet corn, zucchini, onions and pumpkin. Beans and broccoli are the most changeable in price. This week, Tasmanian beans are the best eating and are reasonably priced but heat affected broccoli will cost you more. Expect to firm prices for end of season Australian asparagus, brussels sprout..
Brisbane Market Report - 52
The heat has taken its toll on the quality of some fresh fruit and vegetables, particularly green leafy produce and despite firm prices, there is still an abundance to choose from. In the vegetable aisle, the best buys are Asian vegetables, beetroot, cabbage, celery, eggplant, zucchini, onions and pumpkin. Beans and carrots are struggling with quality but are also value for money. Cauliflower will cost you more as will brussels sprouts, capsicum, fennel, leeks, parsnips, snow peas, heat affected silverbeet, squash, mixed quality sweet corn, mushrooms, potatoes and sweet potatoes. It's ..
Brisbane Market Report - 51
Some fresh produce is in shorter supply this week after harvesting was slowed during the public holidays but there is still plenty to choose from at a firmer price. The best value-for-money vegetables include great quality Asian vegetables, beans, beetroot, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, eggplant and silverbeet while pumpkin is cheap. Sweet corn is in shorter supply and is of average quality but, going against the trend, is still reasonably priced. Carrots are struggling with quality and are firmly priced and brussels sprouts are also on a price rise.  Expect to pay more for cabbage, c..
Brisbane Market Report - 50
With the festive season rush out of the way there is still ample fresh produce on the shelves to feed the visitors and the family some healthy treats with fruit being the most costly on your shopping list. In the vegetable line, look for cheap celery, onions and pumpkin. A whole pumpkin will keep for many weeks, particularly if placed in a dark, dry place and on cardboard, but in hot and humid weather, it's best to eat it within a couple of weeks. Expect to pay reasonable prices for good quality Asian vegetables, beans, beetroot, cabbage, carrot, eggplant, snow peas, silverbeet, squash, ..
Brisbane Market Report - 49
All seasonal fresh produce is available to lay out a truly traditional festive table this Christmas but all the colours, tastes and smells of most good quality fruit and vegetables come at a high price. In the vegetable aisle, New Zealand asparagus is expensive and average quality broccoli, Victorian brussels sprouts and top quality cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrots, parsnips, squash, potatoes and sweet potatoes are firmly priced. Beans have fluctuated in value for some weeks and are of average quality but cheap. Good quality celery and eggplant are also cheap. You will find beetroot,..
Brisbane Market Report - 49
All seasonal fresh produce is available to lay out a truly traditional festive table this Christmas but all the colours, tastes and smells of most good quality fruit and vegetables come at a high price. In the vegetable aisle, New Zealand asparagus is expensive and average quality broccoli, Victorian brussels sprouts and top quality cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrots, parsnips, squash, potatoes and sweet potatoes are firmly priced. Beans have fluctuated in value for some weeks and are of average quality but cheap. Good quality celery and eggplant are also cheap. You will find beetroot,..
Brisbane Market Report - 49
All seasonal fresh produce is available to lay out a truly traditional festive table this Christmas but all the colours, tastes and smells of most good quality fruit and vegetables come at a high price. In the vegetable aisle, New Zealand asparagus is expensive and average quality broccoli, Victorian brussels sprouts and top quality cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrots, parsnips, squash, potatoes and sweet potatoes are firmly priced. Beans have fluctuated in value for some weeks and are of average quality but cheap. Good quality celery and eggplant are also cheap. You will find beetroot,..
Brisbane Market Report - 48
It's all about fruit in the lead up to Christmas with the demand for traditional festive fare pushing up prices, with the best buys to be found in the salad and vegetable lines this week. Celery and eggplant are plentiful and cheap. You will find value for money Asian vegetables, beetroot, fennel, leeks, snow peas, silverbeet, squash, sweet corn, zucchini, mushrooms, onions and pumpkin. Broccoli has reduced in price and is now more affordable. Machine picked beans are hard to find and handpicked are expensive. Expect to pay top prices for tomatoes and avocados but lettuce, salad mix, ..
Brisbane Market Report - 47
Mangoes and salad ingredients are the bestselling items at your local fruit shop this week but the heat has affected the supply of popular vegetables and fruits firming their prices. You will be able to pick up value for money beetroot, celery, eggplant, silverbeet, sweet corn and mushrooms, with Asian vegetables and asparagus also value for money but struggling with quality after recent hot conditions. Cauliflower and sweet potatoes are expensive. Expect to pay firm prices for beans, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, fennel, leeks, parsnips, squash, zucchini and potato..
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