Market Update 4th March 2020
New Season Royal Gala and Delicious Apples are super crisp and very tasty!
Australian grown Pomegranates are recognised as being a rich source of Antioxidants and are adored for their ruby-coloured nectar and arils. Sprinkle them over an Autumn salad for sweetness, crunch and a boost of Vitamin C
Queensland Bananas are very smooth and creamy right now
Flavoursome Williams' pears are a top buy this week at Fred’s One Stop. Roasted pears are the ideal accompaniment to roast pork and combine deliciously with Parsnips. Remember that pears continue to ripen after harvesting so be sure to select firm, mature pears, then ripen them at room temperature
Renowned for their sweetness and tender flesh, Figs offer great value in Autumn. Handle Figs with care as they can bruise easily. Simply rinse Figs in cold water then pat dry with a paper towel. There is no need to peel Figs
Slice figs as desired. Three tasty ways to enjoy fresh figs.
Sweet juicy Grapes are in bumper supply at Fred’s. The green Thompson Seedless variety is a favourite! Other seedless varieties include the oval-shaped pale green Menindee Seedless, Crimson Seedless Red Globe Grapes
Be adventurous and try a Prickly Pear. These thorny members of the cacti family have a juicy, mildly sweet flesh with edible seeds. Wear gloves or hold the fruit with tongs when handling. Peel and slice fruit, sprinkle with brown sugar and serve with cream
Kiwiberries are the size of a large grape, green in colour and smooth-skinned. They have a vibrant green flesh with a tiny black seed pattern. Kiwiberries are sweet eating Try some thins week!
Autumn signals an abundance of plump juicy Plums at Fred’s One Stop! Some are sweet and some are slightly tart. Be sure to try them all! Queen Garnets are a real treat
Vivid green limes add that citrusy zing to Marinades, Drinks, Sauces and Salad Dressings. A key ingredient in Asian and Mexican cuisines, Limes team well pe with Avocado, Mint, Coriander, Chilli, chicken, seafood and pork
Late season peaches and nectarines are delicious eating. Depending on variety and size fruit is retailing for $3-$7 a kilo at your local greengrocer.
Eggplant comes in many shapes and is extremely versatile. This mild-tasting veggie is the perfect addition to hot and cold dishes because it readily absorbs flavour and becomes very tender once cooked
Victorian grown Broccolini supplies are picking up. Select Broccolini with compact buds and firm stems. Broccolini is fabulous value at Fred’s
Carrots are very tasty at the moment and good value!
Snake Beans are tender, versatile and mildly flavoured. Snake beans are at their peak freshness and value early Autumn
Add the sweet taste and delightful crunch of Snow Peas to stir-fries and Autumn salads. Snows peas are a thrifty buy! The best eating snow peas are firm and flat and have no bulging peas.
Sweetcorn is picked at peak sweetness for optimal taste. The natural sugars in sweetcorn quickly convert to starch after harvesting, so eat within a day of purchase for maximum flavour. Refrigerate sweetcorn cobs with the husks on in a plastic container or bag
Barbeques are not complete without the alluring aroma of fresh caramelised Onions served with Steak Sandwiches or Snags. Grab a kilo today!
Okra aka Lady’s Fingers, are a green furry pod that is used in Casseroles, Soups and Curries. They are also delicious when battered and deep-fried.