Market Update 19th February 2020
Late summer is Peak Plums Season! Delicious as a snack, plums make a tasty addition to the Family Salad. Plums are well priced, highly coloured and high in antioxidants
Super sweet Piel de Sapo Melons (also known as Christmas Melons) are good value. Ensure that you wash the Melons prior to cutting
New-season Williams Pears are of a superb quality and value at Fred’s!
Sweet figs are sublime to the Connoisseur! Figs team savoury foods such as Nuts, Meats and Cheeses. Try adding some Figs to a homemade pizza, teamed with Prosciutto and Feta Cheese.
There is nothing quite like the taste of a New Season apple. Bilpin and Stanhope apple harvests are underway and Royal Gala Apples are sweet, juicy and crisp. Available from February through to August, Royal Gala apples are a medium-sized and the skin has a yellow base with red flushes
Tangy Limes are plentiful and currently very affordable. To maximise the volume of juice you get from a lime, roll limes between your palm and the benchtop to loosen up fibres before cutting and juicing
Citrus Caviar is the affectionate name given to Finger Limes that possess a distinctive citrus tang! . Originally from the Queensland rain forests, these small elongated citrus fruits are about the size and shape of a thumb. Inside, you’ll discover a juice-filled pulp resembling the shape of small ‘pearls’
Sun-ripened Golden and white-fleshed Peaches and Nectarines are still bursting with flavour. The large golden-skinned and fleshed Golden Queen variety of Peaches have started. Perfect for preserving or poaching
Grapes Season has arrived and the fruit has never tasted sweeter! Select from Seeded and Seedless varieties. Varieties include Crimson, Menindee Seedless, Sultana and Thompson
Blueberries from Victoria and Tasmania are simply bursting with Flavour and Antioxidants right now. Pop some into your shopping trolley today!
Creamy Queensland Bananas are an Aussie favourite!
Leafy and nutritious Kale is a popular choice for Green Juices, stir-frying or simply adding shredded to Omelettes and Frittatas. Add a bunch to your shopping list today
Snake Beans are also known as Yard Beans or Long Beans and are currently in season. Sold in bunches of around 40cm long, these beans are tender and ultra-versatile. Steam Snake Beans to serve as a side dish or simply slice and add to a Stir-Fry
Broccolini is a top buy! Fast and easy to cook, serve Broccolini warm with a dressing or toss cold through a Salad.
Golden Cobs of Sweetcorn are a tremendously popular buy and a family favourite! Boil whole Cobs or remove the kernels for fritters, salads and muffins
Fleshy, field-grown Red Capsicums are a thrifty buy this week at Fred’s One Stop
Versatile Carrots are superbly flavour and are a rich source of Vitamin A
Victorian and Sydney-grown Roma Tomatoes are good buying this week at Fred’s!
Crunchy Iceberg Lettuce is a choice buy! Core Iceberg Lettuce and cut into large wedges then dress with your preferred salad dressing. Icebergs crisp texture makes them an ideal addition to Rice Paper Rolls that have been teamed with Mango and Chicken
Renowned for their mild onion flavour, Leeks are the perfect choice for teaming with Eggs, Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Seafood. Larger leeks are sold by the stem, while thinner stems are sold in bunches.
Kumara, with its attractive orange flesh and rich creamy texture, is delicious when roasted. Can be enjoyed hot or cold in a Salad or Couscous dish. Spice things up with a little grated Ginger, chopped Coriander or Cumin to make your dish Extra Special!