Market Update 12th August 2020
Supplies of premium quality Blueberries are plentiful
Smooth and creamy Queensland Bananas are top value!
Talk about ORANGES! There are currently 4 varieties in season each with their distinct flavours and characteristics; The classic Navel Orange, Blood Oranges, Cara Cara Navel and the newest Navel Orange to arrive on the scene, the Dolci Navel Orange. Discovered in Leeton NSW in 2009, the Dolci Navel variety is a hybrid cross of the Washington Navel. This citrus is packed with juicy sweetness and distinguishable by its unusual bronzy brown-green skin colour
Have you crunched into a Bravo apple? Bred in Australia, this variety has the most distinct dark burgundy coloured skin colour and its crunch white flesh is slow to go brown once cut, making it perfect for kids’ lunch boxes
Supplies of Strawberries are at their peak between June and October and the quality is excellent. Did you know that approximately 33% of Australia’s Strawberry harvest comes from Queensland? For maximum flavour, ensure that you wash Strawberries just before hulling (removing stalk)
Sweet eating pineapples are ranging from $2.50-$5 each, depending on variety and size. Choose firm fruit which feels heavy for its size. Pineapple does not ripen after harvesting. A pleasant perfumed aroma indicates good flavour. Versatile pineapples fresh tangy flavour work superbly in these Sri Lankan chilli pineapple with chicken skewers.
Plentiful supplies of Pears including Josephine, beurre Bosc, Packham and Corella. This Pear Gingerbread Cake calls for Beurru Bosc pears however, it will work well with other varieties provided they are firm-fleshed.
Warm up winter nights with new season Jap and Jarrahdale Pumpkin flavoured soups, roast wedges sprinkled with Chilli and Ginger, or add grated Pumpkin to curries and risottos for added sweetness
Crunchy Iceberg Lettuce is top buy this week. Perfect timing for making up a classic Avocado, green omelette and Lettuce roll for school or work lunches.
Broccoli is known to be an excellent source of vitamin A and C. To retain maximum flavour and nutrition, lightly cook Broccoli
Fennel is a bargain this week and is and prized by Mediterranean countries for its fresh flavour and versatility. A moreish vegetable when tossed with pasta; try our Braised Fennel and Tomato with Salmon;
Premium quality large now-white Cauliflowers are a bargain this week at Fred’s. Cut a head of Cauliflower into large slices (Cauliflower steaks) drizzle with Olive Oil and pan-fry or chargrill until tender
With a milder and sweeter flavour, Leeks make the perfect substitute for many dishes that feature Onions. Leeks team well with Potatoes, the best-known combination being Vichyssoise (Potato and Leek Soup) Leeks are at their best quality in the colder months
Zucchini are mild tasting and extremely versatile thus making them suitable for combining with a myriad of flavours in creating scrumptious meals
Carrots are excellent value with their sweet, earthy flavour being an essential ingredient in winter cooking
Bag up some Mushrooms that taste delectable and are the perfect way to boost your daily vitamin D levels