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The Leaf Difference - Market Report 24th November

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Market Report 24th November

The cherry harvesting is yet to get into large volumes, but I've made cherries our produce of the week. Today's cherries are from the Goulburn Valley, grown by Stuart Pickworth. The Pickworth family have been farming in the Goulburn Valley for over 100 years. The variety today is "Rons". They are firm, juicy and tasty.  

The stonefruit harvest is starting to increase. Good supply and eating quality of nectarines are now available. Our nectarines are coming from Zest producers, from the Riverland area of South Australia. Local yellow and white peaches  eating well.

Early season  Apricots are available, and we started Blood Plums today. They are both eating well, but they will only get better as the weeks role by.

This weekend we started Australia green and flame grapes. These early season grapes are coming from Queensland 

Tindal Mangoes, from Katherine in the Northern Territory,are our Mangoes of choice. These mangoes are tasting great 

Limes are a little dearer and the lemon supply is tight at the moment and the prices are up. Our lemons are coming from Queensland.  

Local strawberries, including organic strawberries, are still tasting fantastic. Local truss and cherry truss tomatoes are great value and flavour. Blueberries are still eating well. Supply is a little tighter on the good eating varieties. 

Seedless watermelon quality is still good. Bananas are suffering from a dry spring in North Queensland but the supply is better this week and prices are easing down.

Local dried purple garlic has started. The bulbs are a little small, but the flavour makes up for the size. Our early season garlic is from Robinvale, near Mildura. 

Australian asparagus is great tasting and value. Spring peas are local, fantastic and in season. Continental and Lebanese cucumbers quality and price are cheap.. Broadbeans are coming to an end. 

New season brown and red onions from Queensland are instore. These onions are rough looking on the outside, but have a great onion flavour. Look beneath the skin! I'd rather support local flavoursome queensland onions, than USA onions which may look better on the outside. Spaghetti squash is still available. 

We have changed Hass avocados growers and these avocados are really nice. 

Blood oranges and navel oranges are finishing this week, but we have new season Valencia oranges

Hand picked beansenglish spinach and cauliflower prices are great value. Zucchini supplies are better this week and the prices are down. Broccoli is slightly dearer this week but still good value

Organics

The harvest of organic strawberries that we have been getting from our Silvan grower have finished. He will start harvesting his second crop before christmas. We have been able to secure another grower from Monbulk and their strawberries are smaller but still good.

Organic Hass avocados are great and the price is great value.

We have started with organic yellow peaches, yellow nectarines, cherries and mangoes  

The season for organic royal gala apples has finished, but we have organic fuji apples

Sweet potato harvesting is between crops. They should be back in soon. Organic celery is between growing seasons, but should be back early December. Organic hand picked beans are out of stock as they are between seasons as well. 

Organic herbs (inlcuding dill), asparagusIceberg and cos lettuce  silverbeetkale, broccoli, and broccolini  are great at the moment. organic lebanese cucumbers are great quality. 

New season dutch cream potatoes and nicola potatoes are in stock. These potatoes have that great new season flavour.

New season valencia oranges are now available. Valencia oranges are juicy, a little more tart than navels and the season is spring/summer/autumn

All of the organic carrots ,brown onionsQueensland organic tomatoes, sweet corn and jap pumpkin are also great at the moment.

Organic Iceberg and cos lettuce are available as are organic snowpeas

The organic baby spinach, salad mix, super green kale and curly kale packets are good quality as is wild rocket 

 

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