Market Update 2nd December 2014

It’s a stone fruit bonanza at Fred’s One Stop this week with delicious Mangoes in the box at a great price.

Nectarines make for great eating and Peaches are excellent for quality and value

For Cherry lovers, now is the time to buy!

All the Berries are of excellent quality and value

Whole Watermelon is a crazy price this week – makes a great afternoon snack for the kids after school

Australian Grapes are getting cheaper each week

On the vegetable front Broccoli and cauliflower have eased a little in price.

There are plenty of Tomatoes at good prices but the pick this week is Extra Large Roma Tomatoes that are priced to walk out the door

From the Deli this week we have Siena Spanish Prosciutto that is priced to sell while in the Grocery Department customers you will find Festa Bon Bon 750g Panettone at a great price

Finally we have Almond meal in a 1kg pack

Market Update 25th November 2014

It’s Stone Fruit Heaven this week with Kensington Pride, Calypso and R2E2 Mangoes in store along with delicious tasting Nectarines and Peaches.

Down in price this week is Seedless Watermelon, the quality and taste of which, is superb!

Rockmelons are tasty and well priced.

Bananas are a crazy price!

Customers get on in to Fred’s One Stop for a small case of Cherries – always a fantastic addition to any mouth-watering fruit platter

We have some extra large Avocados that are very well priced.

Berries are good especially the Raspberries and Blackberries

From our vegetable range, Tomatoes are reasonably well-priced as are most of the summer salad items

Great to see the Sweet Corn at a great price this week

From our grocery department customers we have 700g Val Verde Passata at an exceptional 6 Pack price along with Mama Rosa’s 2.8kg Beef Lasagne

And finally, get into Fred’s for your 908g Festa Panettone which is just another of our great specials for the week

Market Update 19th November 2014

Strawberries and Blueberries make for a well priced and deliciously taste tempting snack this week.

Mangoes are a great buy this week at Fred’s One Stop

Seedless Watermelons are well priced and mouth wateringly refreshing

Of the stone fruit available, Nectarines are delicious!

Bananas are great both in price and quality as Avocados

All round customers, our vegetables are well priced and of very good quality – Capsicum this week at Fred’s, are exceptionally well priced

Broccoli and Cauliflower are both of excellent quality and value

Celery, Cucumber, Corn and lettuce is in good supply

Customers, come on in for the 5kg bags of Washed Potatoes

From the delicatessen, we have Ricotta Cheese Baskets and Fabris Traditional Smoked Ham, both of which are exceptionally well priced this week.

Market Update 12th November 2014

Great tasting Mangoes are everywhere in the markets and getting better and better for aroma, quality and value

Check out the stone fruit customers – Nectarines, Peaches and Cherries

Of the mainstay fruit, Bananas are well priced and of sound quality

Avocados are also very good right now

Berry, berry good is all that can be said about the Victorian Strawberries and also Blueberries

Navels are still very good customers. There are still another few weeks to go in their season before Summer Valenicas hit the store

Australian Garlic is now in full swing

Capsicums are in great supply

Broccoli and Cauliflower are both of excellent quality and value

For those warm weather days, Fred’s One Stop has good supplies of Celery, Lettuce and Cucumber

Market Update 4th November 2014

There is no better way to welcome in the warmer months than with a large tray of Kensington Mangoes that are very well priced at Fred’s One Stop this week

Pink Lady, Red Delicious and Granny Smiths are the pick of the apples

Nashi Pears are a great buy with their crisp and juicy flesh are an Asian variety of pear as opposed to the typical European varieties. Makes an ideal snack!

New Zealand Kiwifruit is of excellent quality

Navels are still good however, in another few weeks they will be replaced by Summer Valenicas

Broccoli and cauliflower are both of excellent quality right now

Celery is a good buy – a crispy addition to any salad

Good value on Zucchini

From the deli we have Zammit Danish and Spanish Salami – great on pizza!

Bulgarian Fetta Cheese makes for great buying

Market Update 28th October 2014

A great opening special this week at Fred’s is Watermelon – the perfect fruit as we enter into the warmer months. One of the most refreshing sweet tasting fruits of all with almost zero preparation needed except to slice it up and devour it!

Mangoes are on the move in the markets so customers, over the next few weeks the best of them will be flooding into the shops

The good news also customers, is that summer fruits like Cherries, Nectarines and Cherries are arriving in the markets and although still rather high in price, they still make for delicious eating

Strawberries from Victoria have come into the market and are very good right now.

Blueberries are in season and simply delicious!

Passionfruit is of very sound quality

Rockmelons are reasonably priced

From the deli we have Spanish Prosciutto – so delectably tasty and a must for any platter when entertaining guests

There’s nothing better than the aroma of a Truss Tomato – very well priced this week at Fred’s

And customers, don’t go past the Asparagus which is exceptionally well priced

Good news with Australian Garlic well underway

Market Update 14th October 2014

October is the peak month for Blueberries – extra sweet and superbly delicious!

Sundowner Apples are very well priced this week – quite acidic when first picked, Sundowners will sweeten towards the end of the season. Good for eating or baking

Avocados – price and quality is good as are Bananas

Passionfruit an all-essential fruit topping for Pavlovas, are excellent for quality and value

This week at Fred’s One Stop we have Shallots on special – milder than onions, Shallots are very often used in French and Asian-style cooking. Also extensively used in soups and sauces

Time is fast approaching for Summer Salads and customers, you won’t be disappointed with Lebanese Cucumbers that are not only well priced, but of sound quality

Just don’t go past the Asparagus this week – although quite a delicate vegetable, with crisp stems and fragile tips Asparagus tastes great whether steamed, boiled or barbequed.

Beans and Broccoli are good value

Rhubarb, a tempting dessert when combined with apple or pear is well priced and of sound quality

From the deli we have Landana Matured Gouda Cheese, a delicious Dutch cheese of distinction, loved for its unique, creamy flavor and excellent quality.

Market Update 7th October 2014

Going Bananas over Bananas at a time when kids are on their back to school – great quality and well priced!

Blueberries – delectably good, sweet, high in fibre, low calorie, have zero fat and jam-packed full of goodness.

Mulberries are great – anyone for Mulberry Pie?

New Zealand Kiwi Fruit is of excellent quality and value

Navels Oranges are still very good. Another few weeks to go in their season before they will be replaced with Summer Valenicas

Lebanese Cucumbers are a fantastic price at Fred’s One Stop this week – the perfect choice for any refreshing summer salad

Baby Buck Choy is also very well priced this week

The Australian season for Asparagus has begun with quality and value right up there

Broccoli and Cauliflower are both very good

From the grocery department we have Olimar Kalamata Olives in the 2kg jar

S Pelligrini Water – an Italian brand of mineral water that has some naturally occurring carbonation.

Market Update 30th September 2014

Blueberries are fantastic at this time of the year and when combined in an early morning protein shake with Raspberries and Strawberries, makes the perfect kick-start to any day

For those who have never tired Mulberries, get on into Fred’s One Stop for some today!

As Apples are coming towards the end of their season the best pick are Granny Smiths, Pink Lady and Red Delicious

Bananas are great at this time – always a great snack for the kids!

Great special this week for customers on Super Sweet Corn – nutritious and versatile vegetable that can be enjoyed straight off the cob, in a salad or when cooked on the barbeque.

Black Zucchinis are a great buy – with a slightly crisp texture and subtle, slightly sour flavor zucchinis go well with all kinds of ingredients

Fred’s One Stop has great supplies of locally grown vegetables including Lettuce, Spinach, English Spinach, Lebanese Cucumbers and Zucchini

Eggplant, Beans, Capsicum, Cauliflower, Broccoli and Broad Beans continue to be in good supply and are of excellent quality

From the Delicatessen we have sliced Parma Prosciutto on special this week while from our grocery section we have Siena Portuguese Sardines and 30 pack 250ml Berri Multi-V Juice.

Market Update 23rd September 2014

Warmer weather has resulted in what can best be described as a smorgasbord of fresh fruit and vegetables for Fred’s One Stop customers!

The best of which are our Navel Oranges in the box; sweet and juicy oranges that are full of tang, usually easy to peel and ideal as a healthy snack at any time

Bananas are good quality and also value

Blueberries from the north coast of NSW are the pick of all berries and make for some fantastic eating

The New Zealand season for Kiwi Fruit has commenced hence the quality is right up there

Of the apples customers, Granny Smith, Pink Lady and Red Delicious are the pick at the moment

Rockmelons now are of very good quality and value as are Pineapples

English Spinach is exceptionally well priced at Fred’s One Stop – very high in nutritional value, it is a leafy green vegetable grown for its masses of leaves that are eaten either cooked or raw

Customers don’t miss out on Asparagus this week – at the peak of its season and at a fantastic price, Asparagus is surprisingly quick and easy to prepare while making everyday family meals very special.

Supplies, quality and value are very good for Snow Peas, Zucchini, Beans, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Kale. The same can be said for Capsicum and Eggplant

From the Deli shoppers, we have Casa Double Smoked Ham – always a favorite on sandwiches or with salad and smoked to perfection.

Market Update 17th September 2014

Spring is in the air and so too is the quality and value of our Strawberries, Blueberries and Mulberries.

Large Seedless White Grapes can be purchased at fabulous prices here at Fred’s this week – these juicy, highly flavorful large white grapes that when growing, generally resist cracking even in adverse conditions.

Supplies of Honeydew Melons is very high, hence the exceptionally good prices for customers.

With the supply, the quality and value across a wide range of vegetables this week, there is absolutely no excuse for not eating healthy:

Kale, English Spinach, Cauliflower, Zucchini, Cabbage, Beans and celery are particularly well supplied this week at Fred’s.

Gourmet Tomatoes are finally starting to ease in price after an extended period of high pricing. This most commonly seen variety of tomatoes can be used in salads, pasta sauces, sandwiches, stews, soups and salsas.

Desiree Potatoes are at their best this week as is Asparagus

Stringless Round Beans have been priced to run out the door this week at Fred’s One Stop!

From the deli this week we have Italian Parmesan Cheese – interestingly, the word Parmesan refers to the famous cheese made in and around the Italian province of Parma for the past eight centuries.

Market Update 9th September 2014

Great weather at last with warmer temperatures ensuring good supplies of fruit and vegetables.

Murcott Mandarins are exceptionally sweet and well priced.

If you’re looking for that sweet and refreshing treat this week; then you can’t go past the Northern Queensland Paw Paw or Papaya.

Kiwi Fruit is looking especially good.

Customers will be delighted with the high quality and good value of Broccoli, Cauliflower, Beans, Beetroot and Zucchini.

Brussels Sprouts, a favorite green with many customers, have tremendous nutritional value however for those trying the vegetable for the first time, it is important to not overcook them as they will not only lose their nutritional value, they begin emit a sulfur smell associated with overcooked cruciferous vegetables.

Plain Cabbage would have to be the pick of the vegie specials this week at Fred’s; incredibly well priced the cabbage is one of the oldest vegetables known to man.
Made up of 90 per cent water, the cabbage is very low in kilojoules but packed full of fibre, vitamin C and Beta Carotene.
From our Continental Grocery department, we have three varieties of 100g Greek Feta Cheese – a great special for our customers!
We also have Mamma Rosa’s Frozen Beef Ravioli and Tortellini – great for that quick and easy evening meal.

And finally, the buzz on what’s good from the Deli this week – Zammit Shortcut Bacon!

Market Update 2nd September 2014

Spring is in the air customers and so far we’ve had good rainfall as well as lots of sunshine, the combination of which, augers well for better fruit and vegetable prices!

This week at Fred’s we have a great special on Rock Melons; a sweet, succulent fruit that is also referred to as Canteloupe. It is excellent source of Vitamin C and also Beta Carotene that converts to Vitamin A once in the body

Pineapples, Pineapples, Pineapples – good quality and good value!

Kiwifruit represents excellent quality and value for customers this week as do, Packam Pears!

The pick of the vegetables this week has to be the Eggplant – exceptionally well priced this deep purple and glossy vegetable is unique for its unique taste and texture while also being high in Fibre, vitamins and minerals

From the Deli this week we have Kashkaval Cheese – a semi-hard yellow cheese that derives its name from the Italian “Caciocavallo” cheese and one that is immensely popular amongst Eastern Europeans

Customers we also have in our deli department, a great special on sliced Chilli Chicken

Not to be missed from our Grocery department, we have Bavaria non-alcoholic malt drink in the 6 Pack. Available in assorted flavors.

Market Update 27th August 2014

For our customers, we have large QLD Bananas at an unbeatable price – did you know that Australians chomp their way through about 5 million Bananas every single day?

Did you also know that Bananas are low in GI hence making them a great option when looking for long-lasting energy?

Well it appears customers, that Imperial Mandarins are now past their peak for the season however, in their place we have Afourer Mandarins – never heard of them?

Otherwise known as the W. Murcott or Nadocott and first introduced from Morocco in the 1990’s, this mandarin is fast becoming the mandarin of choice with its flavorsome taste, deep orange-red color and very easy to peel skin thus making them, the ideal selection for your child’s lunchbox.

A head’s-up for our customers, on where Mangoes are at – although not yet ready for deliciously scrumptious eating, we are in for a bumper season!

Moving on, Granny Smith Apples are at their very best this week, both in their price, and quality!

QLD Strawberries are best during the month of August so customers get on in and don’t miss out, as “Strawbs” are priced to sell fast at Fred’s One Stop this week!

Packham Pears are offering up great quality this week, as are Pineapples – the perfect fruit to take your taste-buds away on holidays with their delectably sweet, yet piquant taste!

From our vegetable range, we have good supplies of quality Cauliflowers, Broccoli, Potatoes, carrots and onions whilst in our Deli department, Anchor Natural and Greek-Style Yoghurt makes for a great choice this week at Fred’s.

Although not for some, the 1 kg pack of Portuguese Frozen Sardinha is available this week, at a fantastic price!

And customers – get this on your platter!

Danish Feta which is yet another one of the well-priced items to be discovered at Fred’s One Stop Shopping this week.

Market Update 20th August 2014

Thank goodness for the rain!
At long last there are signs that fruit and vegetable prices will be coming down over the next month with good rainfall in the growing areas now ensuring good supplies.

What’s hot in at Fred’s One Stop this week?
Queensland Strawberries are set to peak in supply, so customers, get on into Fred’s for some delicious tasting family favorites!

Supplies of apples are not quite as good as they have been in the past however the quality is still good!

Now for the vegetable update…
Round Green beans are well priced this week – the most popular of all fresh beans in Australia with their crisp pods that are filled with soft pale-green seeds

All our potatoes are of excellent quality and value at Fred’s!

Another great special this week are the Snow White Cauliflowers – equally good raw or cooked. “Caulies” taste delicious in stir-fries, soups, salads and vegetable dishes

From the Deli we have Siena Spanish Prosciutto – delectably tasting and a must for the platter arrangement when entertaining those special guests!

And last but least here at Fred’s this week, we have Mama Rosa’s Frozen Beef Lasagne, always perfect with a nice crunchy salad and dinner rolls on the nights when time seems to get away from us.

Market Update 13th August 2014

Great tasting and reasonably priced Strawberries have arrived at last!

The New Zealand season of Kiwifruit has commenced representing great quality and value for money

Imperials from the Riverina region are now in full swing!

Here at Fred’s this week, we have Navel Oranges – a sweet and juicy orange full of tang! Usually seedless, navels are easy to peel and ideal as a healthy snack at any time

Passion Fruit is of reasonable quality and value!

Much milder weather is resulting in better supplies of vegetables to market thus converting to better pricing for customers with quality generally, being very sound

Red and green Capsicums represent good quality and value for our customers!

Supplies of Pumpkin are good hence pricing is very reasonable

Customers, take advantage of the great price of Broccoli this week!

Great special also on Cherry Tomatoes!

Market Update 30th July 2014

Great news for customers this week with Raspberries and Blueberries from northern NSW and Strawberries from Queensland gradually increasing in not just supply, but in quality

We also have for our customers sweet and juicy Navel Oranges – usually seedless, this particular variety of orange , is very easy to peel thus making it ideal for the children’s lunchboxes.

Bananas are still well priced.

Packam, Beurre Bosc and Corella Pears are now in season hence the quality at this time is excellent

Lemons and Limes still represent very good value

Imperial Mandarins from the Riverina region, are now in season

From the vegie department the buy of week is Snow Peas – a vegetable that is not only high in fibre, but also rich, in protein and Vitamin C. The best part however, is that every part of this legume is edible!

Desiree Potatoes would have to be the pick of the potatoes this week here at Fred’s – not only is the quality excellent, with its waxy pink-red skin and creamy yellow flesh, they are the most versatile of all potatoes

Not much else to report on vegetables this week with prices and supply levels fluctuating despite a few warmer days up north and with more cold weather predicted by the end of the week, it could be some time before we can expect to see any really significant changes.

All is not gloom and doom though – S Pelligrino Water is priced to sell at Fred’s One Stop this week.

We also have for our customers, San Marino Gluten Free Ham along with Avanti and Riverina Cheese

Market Update 23rd July 2014

While cold weather continues to wreak havoc on both the supply and prices of fruit and vegetable lines, all is not lost at Fred’s this week

Now in their peak season, all apples are of very good quality and value as are bananas!

Avocados are sound!

Lemons are very good!

Great special this week at Fred’s One Stop are the Lebanese Cues – the perfect choice for that refreshing summer salad. Best eaten when bright green and firm

Gourmet Tomatoes make for great buying – the most commonly available tomato they are great in salads, stews and pasta sauces.

Take a tip – a strong aroma from this variety of tomato makes for great eating!

From the deli this week we have a great special on Provolone Cheese, Dolce and Piccante!

From our grocery department we have Tamex 3L Sunflower Oil – sunflower oils are non-volatile oils compressed from sunflower seeds and a variety of oil that is commonly used in food as a “frying oil”

Market Update 16th July

Kids are back to school and mum’s can relax a bit!

What to pack in the lunchbox has been made simple this week with Apples not only at the peak of their season, they are of excellent quality and value.

Not to be outdone for this the first week back at school, are Imperial Mandarins – an ideal “lunchbox filler” that kids love!

Of course we have watermelon however despite the quality being good, prices are higher than they should be.

Bananas make for good eating!

Kiwi fruit – excellent quality and value!

Despite the current cold snap having lead to reduced supplies and higher prices for many vegetable lines, the quality is generally very good.

It’s not all bad news however:

Top vegetable special for customers at Fred’s Fruit this week are Eggplant – often referred to as Aubergine, they are a rich flavorsome vegetable and as such, lend themselves to many different cuisines

Spinach, a vegetable high in nutritional value and rich in antioxidants, is also exceptionally well priced

From the grocery department fine and course Semolina are a good buy – for those customers who have never tried it, Semolina is the coarse, purified wheat middling’s of durum wheat that is used in making Puddings, Couscous and Pasta.

Market Update 9th July 2014

At the peak of their season, all apples are of good quality and value.

Great special at Fred’s Ones Stop with Sweet Hickson Mandarines: they are exceptionally well priced and with their high juice content, orange–red sweet flesh and thin easy to peel skin, they are ideal for juicing!

Unfortunately the price of Avocados is still holding firm and it may be a number of months before customers will benefit from lower prices

Bananas at present are of very good quality and value – ideal for the lunchboxes or afternoon snack

Great news for customers with Strawberries from QLD being of excellent quality and price – the price should continue to come down over the coming weeks.

The New Zealand Kiwi fruit season has commenced, the quality of which and value for money being excellent.

Limes are good value and the quality of Lemons is improving

Another great special for our customers this week is Jap Pumpkin; also referred to as Kent pumpkins, they have a ribbed green skin with yellow flecks and a yellow-orange flesh inside that is soft yet dry with a nutty flavor

Not much to report on the vegie front this week with the cold snap having lead to reduced supplies of some vegetable lines

Market Update 3rd June 2014

Good news for customers this week – all the apples are not only at their best, they are well priced!

Josephine, Packham and Corella Pears are likewise of sound quality and price.

Australian Gold Kiwi Fruit are now available making them an ideal choice for those healthy fruit juice combo’s.

More good news for Fred’s One Stop customers with New Season Australian Navel Oranges, at last falling in price.

Good supplies at present of Imperial Mandarins – take a tip customers, cheaper prices do not always mean the best!

For good taste and quality, look for mandarins priced between $2 – $4

Jap Pumpkin, also known as Kent Pumpkin is a great special at Fred’s. The Jap Pumpkin has a soft, dry yellow-orange flesh featuring a sweet nutty flavor

Broccoli and Zucchini are exceptionally well priced this week in fact all winter vegies are very well-priced

Why not try something different for dinner customers?

Colored Capsicums in the net are also on special – delicious when stuffed with a mixture including rice and ground meat or a vegetarian mixture of rice and beans topped with cheese.

Market Update 20th May 2014

Imperial Mandarins are the pick of all mandarins this week – very sweet and easy to peel making them an excellent choice for school lunchboxes

And a reat time for apples customers!

Pink Lady apples make for scrumptious eating, as do our small Gala Apples that are always a “fav” with the kids.

Currently in store we have Crimson and Black Grape varieties both of which are well priced and make for good eating

Beurre Bosc Pears are not just good quality they are also a great buy! Sometimes referred to as the ”aristocrats among pears” the Beurre Bosc Pears are very good dessert pears

Over the coming weeks customers, you can expect to see an influx of American fruits including Peaches, Nectarines and Cherries all of which are of very good quality.

Not so good news in the vegetable department with the cold weather having affected supplies of Broccoli, Zucchini and Lebanese Cucumbers however, the price and quality has still remained quite good.

To that end here at Fred’s, we are offering our loyal customers a great price on Broccoli – a wholesome and nutritious vegetable that contains vitamins A and E, Calcium, Folate and Iron

Of the Tomatoes our “glass-house” variety are the pick this week!

Market Update 13th May 2014

Sweet Passionfruit is the go at Fred’s this week; crinkly skinned indulgent tropical fruit that tastes great either on it’s own or when used in recipes.

Granny Smith’s Apples are crisp and much sweeter now thus making them the ideal inclusion for any lunchbox.
Bananas are well-priced and good value.

Mandarins are as expected, sweet tasting and very easy to peel – great for kids!
Quality of Rockmelon and Watermelon remains good.

Now over to vegies:
Zucchini and Pumpkin supplies are good.

Great special also this week is Corn; always a nutritious and versatile vegetable that can be enjoyed straight off the cob, in a salad or when cooked on the BBQ

Red Sweet Potatoes are a great buy for our customers; jam-packed with calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. Great tasting in roasts, bakes, warm salads, pastas and curries.

From the Deli we have Riverina Fetta Cheese which is exceptionally well-priced at Fred’s.

Market Update 6th May 2014

The time is ripe at Fred’s One Stop for Red Seedless Grapes – a healthy choice for people looking to cut calories or reduce fat with each one-cup serving containing only 62 calories and less than 1 gram of fat. Sweet, mature and great value!

Imperial Mandarins are perfect – sweet tasting, good value and super easy to peel and a good reason why, this variety of mandarin makes the perfect addition to kid’s lunchboxes.

Fuji Fruit is a good buy at Fred’s this week. Also known as a Persimmon, Fuji’s were first introduced into Queensland in 1800’s. Fuji’s have a thin glossy, orange skin with orange flesh inside

Granny’s Apples are very crisp and juicy, and their flavor is excellent.

Pink Lady’s have just started – they are also of excellent quality.

Avocadoes are now mostly the Hass variety, the skin of which turns black upon ripening.

From the grocery department this week we have S.Pelligrino Mineral Water – an Italian brand of Mineral Water that has some naturally occurring carbonation and a brand that has produced in Italy for more than 600 years.

Exceptionally well priced this week, are Desiree Potatoes. They have a yellow flesh, distinctive flavor and make great eating when roasted, mashed or in salads.

Market Update 30th April 2014

Victorian Strawberries are very good at the moment with raspberries however probably being the pick of the berries.

New season Pink Lady variety of apples have arrived and are of excellent quality.

Always finishing off the kiddies lunchbox nicely are the easy to peel Mandarins and the Red Seedless variety of sweet, tasty grapes.

Sweet Topless Pineapples have at long last come into season with quality being much improved and set to continue that way.

Customers, also at Fred’s One Stop this week we have Washed Potatoes with their creamy smooth skin and crisp white flesh inside. Excellent when baked, boiled, fried and roasted

For those that are adventurous, why not try our Aniseed – a winter vegetable with a texture and layered shape similar to that of a large onion. Its tough inner core needs to be removed however, prior to cooking

Leeks, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussel Sprouts are all of sound quality and very good value.

From the Deli department we have Primo Double Smoked Ham – great on sandwiches or with salad.

And lastly for those loving a great pick-me-up, we have Vittoria 100% Arabica Espresso Coffee Beans on special this week at Fred’s.

Market Update 22nd April 2014

On special this week at Fred’s One Stop are Chestnuts, which unlike other nuts, are relatively low in calories and contain less fat. They are lush in minerals, vitamins and phyto-nutrients that may benefit you and your family’s health

Imperial Mandarins as always, are easy to peel and very sweet tasting, making them a favorite snack with the entire family

Well priced also are the large Granny Smith Apples with their sensational acidic and tangy flavor thus making them one of the finest cooking apples available. When fully mature, the sweetness level of this very popular apple increases dramatically

In the vegie department this week at Fred’s, Red capsicums are the go!

Red Capsicums come from the same plant as the green one, with red capsicums allowed extra time on the plant to develop their color. We are fast approaching the time of the year when they are most commonly used in stir-fries, casseroles and salads

Tomatoes as with last week, are well priced and quite tasty!

The staple winter vegetables such as Cabbages, Broccoli and Cauliflower are in good supply hence prices are also good.

Market Update 15th April 2014

Best of the best at Fred’s One Stop this week are the Imperial Mandarins that are the more favored of all mandarins. Exceptionally well priced, sweet tasting and easy to peel.

Lemons always high in demand over the Easter period are in very short supply hence the price is high. Try substituting Lemons this weekend for Limes as the price is much more reasonable.

For those customers looking to purchase Chestnuts; this is certainly the week to buy – have you ever tried, roasted Chestnuts?

Rockies are good tasting however when purchasing, bear in mind that the life expectancy is rather short. So eat up and enjoy!

Apples make for great eating which is good news with the kids – always a great snack!

Rain, rain, go away – well maybe not, but certainly the rain has resulted in slower growth of vegetables in some areas.

Shepard Avocados are on the way out and as such, they tend to ripen very quickly however, they still are better tasting than the Hass variety. Take a tip and put them in the refrigerator as soon as you feel any give in them.

Broccoli, Zucchini and Cauliflower, those always-available “veggie” lines, are well priced and good tasting.

There has been an improvement in the availability of both red and green Capsicums.

Customers, get on the Eggplant this week at Fred’s as the price is fantastic!

Not to be outdone are the Snow Peas that are likewise, exceptionally well-priced!

Did you know that not only are Snow Peas very high in dietary fibre, protein and Vitamin C, every part of this sweet tasting legume is edible?

Market Update 8th April 2014

Great buy for customers this week with Crimson Seedless Grapes, a grape that is fast becoming the preferred red seedless grape due to their exceptional shelf life.

Not far behind for great value are Rockmelons with their sweet refreshing taste.

New season Mandarines have arrived as have good quality Chestnuts.

Williams Pears (new season) are excellent quality and value.

Seedless Watermelon is good quality
From the Deli at Fred’s One Stop customers will appreciate the lower price this week of Soccerball Ham – great on sandwiches or with salads.

Telegraph Cucumbers the longest and thinnest of the Cucumber family, with its deep green grooved skin, white inner pulp and sweet tasting seeds make the ideal accompaniment to any salad

Cauliflower, Broccoli and Broccolini are now all at their best!

Washed potatoes (Desirees / Cocktail) are very scarce due to crop damage in South Australia. Brushed variety (from Victoria) is much better value and very good quality at the moment.

While Butternuts have been tending to cut hollow, Jap and Grey pumpkin varieties remain very good quality.

Market Update 1st April 2014

Customers, you simply can’t go past the Jonathon Apples as the ideal healthy lunchbox accompaniment but remember, they aren’t just for the children. Adults love them also for their crisp eating and very sweet taste.

Granny’s are in yet, despite their crispness and juiciness, they are still a little tart at this early stage of the season

New season Gala Apples are likewise crisp and juicy

Victorian strawberries are back on customers and they are the selection of choice this week. Exceptionally well priced at Fred’s One Stop, so hop on in for some of these delectable treats.

White Seedless and Crimson Seedless Grapes are both in season. They are very good quality and represent good value for money. Crimson are especially crisp eating at this time

Both Watermelon and Rockmelon are still good quality and represent value for money

From the vegetable side of things, the top buy this week at Fred’s is our Plain Cabbage – a light green and round variety of Cabbage that has short, petiole leaves and compact head. Great in Coleslaw and Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancakes) so why not give that recipe a try!

Cauliflower and Broccoli are both very good this week. Did you know that eating broccoli or cauliflower boosts your intake of fiber and protein, two nutrients that help you feel satisfied after your meal?

And last but not least, a “Fav” with the kids – Corn on the Cob! Makes for very juicy eating this week at Fred’s.

Market update 25th March 2014

Want to treat yourself and the “Fam” this week?

Try the new season Australian Imperial Mandarins – they are absolutely divine!

On special this week are our sweet, succulent Custard Apples; a fruit quite unusual in appearance with its heart shape, soft white flesh, shiny black seeds and bumpy appearance.

Definitely customers, put that one on your list to try!

Another great special this week at Fred’s One Stop Shopping, are the Black American Grapes which are in fact, quite similar to the Black Muscat but have a less pronounced flavor.

Apples are good this week as are the other varieties of Grapes that make for a healthy afternoon snack.
A true favorite for preserving and a peach that makes for excellent eating, the Golden Queen Peach classic variety of fruit for those interested, originated from New Zealand in 1908

Unfortunately, Rockmelons and Honeydews although still good to eat, have risen slightly in price

Have you been “hangin” just waiting for the winter fruit to arrive?

It’s all here at Fred’s – Fuyu, Persimmons, Mangosteen and Rambutans and all in good quantities.

Shepard Avocados are currently magnificent; this smooth green skin variety with its golden buttery flesh does not turn brown when cut which is a very solid reason to choose the Shepard variety when entertaining, because as we know, appearance can sometimes be everything!

At long last the price of vegetables has abated due mainly to the warm weather we have been experiencing.
Snow Peas are excellent for taste and price which is great news for our loyal customers.

Beans, Broccoli, Caulies and Corn are good as are the Cherry Tomatoes which can believe it or not, be frozen in order to preserve them – it’s quick, it’s convenient, and it doesn’t require blanching or peeling.

Freezing whole tomatoes also locks in all those good-for-you nutrients found in the skins.

Market Update 18th March 2014

Berries are “berrylicious” this week with the fantastic eating Raspberries and strawberries coming from Victoria and Tasmania where the growing conditions have been excellent.

Bananas are very tasty at the moment thanks to cooler weather conditions in Queensland and the Plum varieties make for some great eating

An ever popular in between meal snack, the Red Seedless variety of grape comes into their own as an optimum choice of fruit

Jonathon Apples make for a great change with their crisp, juicy and very sweet taste, making them as a kid’s lunchbox addition, an absolute must!

A flush of late season seedless watermelon from NSW has resulted in an easing of price for this very refreshing fruit

On the vegetable front, we have good supplies of Cucumber, Capsicum, Snow Peas and Pumpkin all of which are continuing to ease in price thus presenting themselves as great value options for our budget conscious customers this week at Fred’s.

The pick of the week is Broccolini – often referred to as baby Broccoli – a green vegetable that is not just exceptionally well priced this week, but one that gets a zingy taste to it when prepared in lemon and garlic

Market Update 12th March 2014

Crisp and juicy new season Granny Smith and Gala Apples have arrived at Fred’s!

Good quality Victorian Strawberries are back however, however, it is best that they get consumed within a couple of days.

The markets have great supplies of Brook Mangoes which make for great eating despite the green skin that characterizes the fruit, so for the customers not used to buying green skin mangoes, look for a yellow tinge to the fruit as this is the perfect time for the fruit to be consumed.

Of the berries this week Raspberries are the pick.

Always a favorite, Rockmelons here at Fred’s are still great tasting and very good value for money!

As for the grapes, they are at their best!

New season William Pears are good value and Bananas currently, are still slightly higher priced than they should be.

From the vegetable range customers will find slightly better value for money in the telegraph cues rather than the more favored Lebanese Cucumbers

What is the pick this week?

Cup Mushrooms are exceptionally well priced. By far, the most popular of all mushrooms with their creamy white caps with pink gills that darken to beige as they mature.

Jap Pumpkin characterized by its ribbed deep green skin and yellow flecks is a great choice of vegetable this week. It has a yellow-orange flesh inside which is soft and dry inside with quite a nutty flavor.

Washed Potatoes would have to be the pick of all the potatoes due to their resilience in the heat. Hence, they are the most attractively priced of all potatoes here at Fred’s

Supplies are good and well priced of Carrots and Celery. Likewise Kumera which adds that perfect touch to any potato bake.

Tomatoes are not really good value this week with the exception being, Grape Tomatoes that are great tasting and exceptionally well priced

Market Update 4th March 2014

Stone fruit is still really good at this time with Peaches and Tegan Blue Plums being the pick

Here at Fred’s this week, we recommend both the Black Muscat and White Sultana Grapes. Did you know that when dried the black grape varieties are called raisins while the dried white variety of grape is known as a sultana?

Rockmelons with their distinctive tropical flavor that immediately transports to your taste buds, are of very good quality and value, as are the Honeydew Melons with their sweet, moist and succulent taste.

In our vegetable range the Sweet Potato, a vegetable rich in vitamins and minerals and one that makes an ideal choice for those baked dinners, are very well priced and good quality.

Pumpkin varieties are very good and well priced as are carrots

Lettuce, one of the most popular salad vegetables, is now easing in price

Market update 25th February 2014

Buy of the week here at Fred’s One Stop are the Hass Avocados with their coarsely textured skin; they are the only variety of Avocado to change color upon ripening when the skin changes from a distinctive green, to a purplish-black.

Not far behind them this week are the Mini Kensington Mangoes that are excellently priced this week. This very popular variety of Mango becomes pleasantly aromatic when ripened, is low in fiber and possesses quite a tangy flavor.

Sultana and Thompson seedless make for a very crisp, sweet eating morning or afternoon snack.

Gala Apples are absolutely fantastic with their crispy skin and reliably sweet taste, thus making them the ideal fruit selection for the kiddie’s lunchboxes.

Tasmanian Blueberries make for great eating as well as healthy eating – as with the other 2 big ones, Strawberries and Raspberries, Blueberries are notably very high in powerful antioxidant qualities. The perfect ingredients for that extra tasty thick shake or after exercise, protein shake

The leafy green vegetables, thanks to some cooler weather are improving in quality every day and as such we are purchasing better supplies of beans, broccoli and lettuce; news which should bring a smile to the faces of all our customers.

Here at Fred’s, customers will find that our Pumpkin varieties, along with the Sweet Potato range, are of excellent quality and value.

From the Deli, it’s great news for customers, with Danish Feta, a cheese with a unique profile of its own and one that makes the ideal accompaniment to summer salad dishes, is exceptionally well priced this week, as are our Papandrea Italian Sausages.

Market Update 19th February 2014

The pick of the stone fruit this week at Fred’s, are the Tegan Blue Plums and the Sugar Plums both of which, make for very sweet eating.

New season Jonathon Apples are now available as are the new season Fuji Apples.

Probably the first choice for berries this week would be Blueberries followed by Raspberries as the Strawberries are not really at their best of late

Sultana Grapes are getting better each week and there again, make for a sweet eating delicious snack

As far as vegetables are concerned, Fred’s pick this week would be the Super Sweet Corn, which is very well priced.

Also great tasting and well priced this week, are the locally grown Lebanese Cucumbers

Celery is of excellent value and makes for an excellent choice in summer salads.

Market Update 12th February 2014

Best at Fred’s this week is the tasty seedless watermelon; always a favorite with the kids!

Good news for our customers with the price dropping on William Pears; at their absolute best right now, a fruit that makes for some scrumptious eating.

For Berries this week, one cannot go past the Tasmanian Blueberries!

Although not as big as last week, the Rockmelons are still delicious as are the Amber Jewel Plums

Before the vegetable report let’s not forget Valentines Day on the 14th February: a very special time in the year to remember that significant someone in your life so make sure you get in early!

Washed Potatoes are really good value.

Lebanese Cucumbers, Corn Lettuce and Cherry Tomatoes which are at their absolute peak this season, are all well priced at Fred’s One Stop this week

Market Update 5th February 2014

Rockmelons, the one fruit that seems to thrive on summer heat is the best value at Fred’s One Stop Shopping this week; a favorite summer fruit, they are full of fibre and extra flavorsome!

Getting under way this week are the New season Gala Apples and customers, you will be pleased to know that the William Pears are ripening very nicely.

Crisp and fresh tasting are the Tasmanian Strawberries and for the Cherry lover, they have eased a little in price this week.

Limes and peaches are of good value as are the Menindee Seedless White Grapes

Vegetables – plenty of Tomatoes available in the markets has seen an easing of price.

Also in plentiful supply are Squash, Eggplant and Zucchini

Australian Asparagus is good value!

When Hot becomes TOO HOT!

With temperatures climbing to 40 degrees in the western suburbs of Sydney, customers are advised to not buy too far ahead especially in regards to the softer vegie lines.

The supply of vegies from our local growers however, is less affected

So what’s good to buy?

Snake Beans will be at their peak this week with Snow Peas doing well also.

Mushrooms make for great eating as do our Spring Onions

As for the fruit, you can’t go past Rockmelons; a fruit that thrives in the summer heat.

Grapes and Berries make for good eating however the supply of nectarines in the markets, is down this week

Navel Oranges imported from the US have flooded the market hence the fall in prices which needless to say, is great news for our customers

And for the Plum lovers out there, the plums get better and better this time of the year. So go for it!