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Market Report 21st October 2020

Bananas offer good value right now it might be time to whip up a loaf of Wholesome Banana Bread! 

Luscious Northern Territory Kensington Pride and R2E2 Mangoes are now available at Fred’s One Stop. 

Blueberries contain antioxidants known as Anthocyanins, a naturally occurring plant chemical that makes blueberries so blue. Try our magic Blueberry Custard Slice;

White and yellow-fleshed Australian grown Peaches are now available now at Fred’s. 

Whilst Strawberries taste divine when eaten just on their own, they also team well with Cream or Chocolate! 

We have some locally grown Ruby-red Rhubarb in store. The tangy fleshy stems team perfectly with Victorian Strawberries in creating a batch of Rhubarb and Strawberry Muffins. 

Tropical-tasting Papaya from Far North Queensland is simply brimming with healthy goodness. When choosing Papaya, a fragrant aroma is an indication of good flavour. Team with Blueberries and start your day with Papaya breakfast bowls. 

Supplies of Lemons are finishing up and the Passionfruit Season is yet to start hence the rise in prices. 

Asparagus from Victoria has an exquisite flavour, is very versatile and has a fast cooking time. Use Asparagus in Risottos, blanch and add to Salads or toss through Pasta Dishes. 

Globe Artichokes are a stunning vegetable with a unique, sweet and subtle flavour. Boil trimmed Globe Artichokes until tender then, slice and combine with Diced Tomatoes, Baby Bocconcini, Parsley, Pepper and Olive Oil to serve with crusty bread. 

Be sure to snap up some Classic Zucchinis this week. For something different, slice and marinate Zucchinis in Soy Sauce, and grill at your next barbecue. Zucchinis can also be added to a stir fry, grated and baked in a cake or added simply added to a Frittata. Alternatively, Yellow Zucchini have started their season and will be around for approximately 3 months. 

Fennel, with its delicious Aniseed flavour and crisp texture, adds vibrancy to Spring Salads. With virtually no fat and few kilojoules, Fennel tastes refreshing raw or cooked. Pop a bulb of fennel on your shopping list to enjoy with char-grilled Tomato, Salmon & Fennel Salad 

Versatile Green Beans are an Aussie favourite! Note that the Stringless Bean only requires the stems to be trimmed prior to cooking when they are best cooked rapidly in order to retain their delicious crunch and vibrant colour. 

Radishes crisp texture and mild mustard flavour adds a delicious burst of flavour and texture to Spring Salads. Choose from Classic round and elongated Red and White Radishes. 

Crisp and crunchy Iceberg Lettuce is good value. The quality of Long and Flat-leafed Cos or Baby Cos Lettuce, is superb quality and has a sweet flavour. 

Locally grown Lebanese Cucumbers are in plentiful supply. Grate Cucumbers and mix with Yoghurt and Crushed Garlic for a quick and Healthy Dip or dressing. 

Broad Beans are plentiful and well-priced. 

Baby Carrots also sold as Dutch Carrots are sweet, juicy and a great buy at Fred’s. 

Delicate Zucchini Flowers with their bright-golden petals are at their best in Spring. The female flower has a tiny Zucchini attached, whereas the male flower has a thin stem. The slightly nutty flavour of Zucchini Flowers is unique and they make a delicious treat. These crispy Zucchini Flowers with Lemon & Mint filling are scrumptious;

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