From the Market Floor

Tuesday 21st November

This week we’ve seen some great deals to be had in terms of great quality fruit at good prices. Bananas have come right back in price as supply outstrips the demand. We noramlly see this at this time of the year when consumers have an abundance of fruit to choose from. Limes and passionfruit have eased back to normal prices after their seasonal shortages. Local strawberries and blueberries are still eating tremendously and at very good prices. Avocados are holding firm at the moment with fruit from WA and NZ still cutting very well albeit still rather expensive. New Zealand kiwifruit are in short supply so Italian imports are filling the gap in supply and doing a great job. Nectarines and Peaches are well underway with the best value to be had in 10kg boxes, while plums and apricots are still not at their best. Our local supply of washed potatoes are about to finish which means a sharp increase in price as stock is shipped up from South Australia - Local onions on the other hand are still very good value. We should hopefully see the price of iceberg, cos, cauliflower and broccoli come back in price as the light showers we’ve had the past few weeks hasn’t done too much damage to the local crops in the field.

Best Produce to Look Out For this Week

  • Cucumbers
  • Bananas
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Lettuce