Market Update 27th November 2019
Queensland Candy Melons with their golden smooth rind and super sweet orange flesh, are a great price this week at Fred’s One Stop
Cherry season is off to a fabulous start with premium quality Cherries available
Pop some fresh Pineapple into your trolley for tropical flavour and sweetness. For best results, leave the Whole Pineapple at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. Use within 4 days. Once cut, peel and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator
Well may Mango lovers rejoice, with this season being a bumper season for quality and value. Select from Kensington Pride, R2E2, Calypso and Honey Gold varieties
Papaya is jam-packed with nutritional goodness. Rich in Vitamin C and Beta Carotene which the body converts to Vitamin A. This tropical fruit is ready to eat when the fruit loses its greenish hue appearance and yields to gentle pressure around the stem
Sapo Melons have a deliciously sweet pale green flesh similar to that of a Honeydew Melon. Originally from Spain, these Melons are now grown in Australia (also known as Santa Claus or Christmas Melons)
Time to enjoy the succulence of Aussie grown Nectarines and Peaches. There are numerous varieties to select from each varying in colour, flavour and flesh texture. Early season nectarines are exceptionally tasty
Harvesting of New Season Aussie Grapes has commenced. For sweet-eating and value, look for green-skinned Menindee Seedless, pink-skinned Flame Seedless and the backed-skinned Midnight Beauty
Reed Avocados season has begun. These large, fleshy and flavoursome Avocados and one of sensational
Versatile broccoli is a healthy and thrifty choice this week
Bursting with flavour, with a delicious nutty crunch, Australian-grown Asparagus is fully in season. Asparagus is best cooked rapidly to retain its colour and crunch.
Fast to cook, nutritious and versatile, Asian Leafy Greens are simply a busy cook’s Best Friend! Slice and add to stir-fries and noodle dishes or steam and serve as a side dish topped with fresh ginger and soy sauce.
Dutch carrots sold in a variety of colours are flavoursome and a healthy choice at $3-$4 a bunch. Try this tasty Moroccan-style roasted veggies salad
Locally-grown Shallots (green onions) are a top buy!
Choose plump zucchinis with glossy, unblemished skin. Zucchinis are priced at $4-$5 a kilo. Adding grated zucchini to burger patties will increase the nutritional value, keeps them moist and is a great way to hide veggies from fussy eaters!
Small tubers of kumara (orange sweet potato) are good value. Kumara is delicious served as a mash or thinly sliced and layered with cream and sliced Spring Onions in a baking dish, then cooked until tender.
Machine harvested green beans are a thrifty buy! Expect to pay more for handpicked Green Beans which have a longer shelf life