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Market Update 15th January 2020

Flavour-packed Peaches and Nectarines continue to be a standout buy! Yellow-fleshed and white-fleshed fruit is now coming from orchards in Victoria and South Australia and has a good shelf life. expect to pay $4-$12 a kilo, depending on variety and size. Golden fleshed Apricots are also delicious eating!

Enjoy some tropical tasting red-fleshed Papaya from Fred’s One stop this week. Try them drizzled with fresh Lime juice.

If you love your Strawberries then now is the time to savor some sweet-eating Victorian Strawberries. As we know already, Strawberries are highly perishable and with recent extreme heat, the shelf-life is decreased with the advice being, Buy and Eat!

Top quality Mangoes from Mareeba are plentiful right now. Treat the family!

Harvesting of Tasmania’s Cherry crop is underway. Several different varieties are available and the fruit is a good size.

Plump, Figs are the perfect partner to soft creamy cheeses and cold meats. each. Figs add sweetness to a salad.

Golden or red-fleshed tangy Plums are in season from December to early May. Give plums the ultimate summer treatment, cook them on the barbecue or toss wedges or slices through salads. Poached plums are delicious when served with yoghurt.

Fragrant, tangy Passionfruit teams well with Peaches, Nectarines, Mangoes, Pineapples or Berries. Simply serve with a scoop of ice-cream. For a Summer Delight!

New season Grapes have a delicate sweetness and delicate crunch about them. Select from Menindee, Crimson Seedless, Sultana and Red Globe. Add sweetness to your next salad with Grapes.

Summer is the time to enjoy Locally grown Eggplants. There is so many ways to enjoy eggplant, roasted, grilled, barbecued or baked.

Golden Cobs of Hawkesbury-grown Sweetcorn are now in season and available

Golden fleshed Kumara tubers are excellent value right now. Add diced and roasted Kumara to your salad, Kumara makes delicious wedges.

Baby Fennel, with its vibrant aniseed flavour and crispy crunch, makes a perfect addition to summer salads. Choose firm fennel with fresh green fronds.

Zucchinis are a breeze to prepare. No need to peel, simply slice, dice or grate. Their mild flavour makes them a hit with the kids!

At this time of the year light, colourful flavour-packed salads are essential. Baby spinach leaves are a tasty and easy addition to any salad.

 Discover the flavour and unique texture of Okra. Used in Middles Eastern and Indian cookery, Okra teams well with Tomatoes, Onions, Potatoes, Garlic, Lemon juice and Lamb.

Tasmanian grown Karoda Carrots have a superb flavour and their bright orange colour indicates they are a rich in vitamin A. This variety is also distinguishable by their shorter and thicker shape.

Summer Radishes add a pleasant peppery flavour to salads. Newer varieties of Radish include the Watermelon Radish, French Radish and the multi-coloured mixed bunches. Fabulous for making salads colourful and interesting.

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