Market Update 16th January 2019
Our Aussie Grape Season is now in full swing customers so grab a bunch today to enjoy as a snack or add that burst of sweetness to the family salad.
Pick up a bag of New Season Lychees for that sweet summer sensation! Easy to peel and certainly at their peak for value this time of the year.
Australian grown Limes with their refreshing, tangy citrus taste and are top value this week at Fred’s. Ideal for use in puddings, cheesecakes, meringue pies, sauces and salad dressing. To obtain the maximum amount of juice from a lime, first warm the Lime in the microwave for 30 seconds. Alternatively, roll firmly on the kitchen bench prior to juicing
Perfect time to snap up some premium grade Tasmanian grown apricots.
Most Cherries are coming from Tasmania with late season Cherries making for some sweet eating, plump and flavoursome treats.
Golden or red-fleshed Plums are in season from now until early May
Bananas, a kid favourite, are currently top value!
Smooth to the touch and packed with juicy goodness, Nectarines add a tangy taste to salads and simple desserts. Both yellow and white flesh varieties are plentiful
Tomato or Passata Day has long been a tradition in Italian families; a time of coming together to make and bottle fresh tomato sauce. The tradition usually takes place from late January until early March.
Eggplants are currently good value.
At Fred’s this week the first harvests of plump ripe Roma Tomatoes have arrived from Victoria in 18 kilo boxes. Are you ready to partake in this time-honoured tradition?
Versatile and flavoursome Snake Beans are in season. Sold in bunches, Snake Beans are about 30cm in length and are noted for their delicate flavour. Currently at bargain prices
Zucchini’s are a breeze to prepare and a good option for barbeques. No need to peel, simply slice, dice or grate. Their mild flavour makes them a hit with the kids!
Locally grown Sweet Corn shines for quality and freshness! Add Corn to salads, salsas, fritters, pasta dishes, meat patties and rices dishes for colour and sweetness