Brisbane Market Report 194
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 Market Report 193
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 Market Report 192
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..
Brisbane Market Report 191
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..
Brisbane Market Report 190
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..
Brisbane Market Report 189
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..
Brisbane Market Report 188
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..
Brisbane Market Report 187
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..
Brisbane Market Report 186
There are plenty of great fruit buys in the market this week, including the excellent quality mangoes arriving from Darwin. Nashi, rockmelon, watermelon, blueberries, Packham pears, Hass avocados and pawpaw are all in great supply, as are most varieties of apples except Pink Lady. The Queensland strawberry season has nearly finished but new supplies are arriving from Victoria. Raspberries are experiencing a resurgence after a few quieter weeks, with supplies from the Toowoomba region eating beautifully. Look for sweet-smelling fruit and store the unwashed berries in a covered, shallow c..
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..
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