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The Leaf Difference - Market Report 1st December


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Market Report 1st December

Our Produce of the Week

Summer is here! That means Christmas just only weeks away and we are delighted that exciting fruits are here to serve our family and friends with goodness for the festive season. This week’s pick, we are proudly stocking new brand of Nectarines called “The Chosen Ones”. These magnificent fruits are grown just outside of Renmark, South Australia on the shores of the Murray River. These nectarines are perfectly picked for flavour, which accurately describes that the fruit will deliver superior taste. Once you try them, you will definitely come back for more! Grab them because they are on SPECIAL this week! The prepack nectarines is also available.

Like almost all fruits, nectarines can be poached with cinnamon and sugar and turned into a pie, a crumble, a cake, a tart, a slice, a pastry turnover, or simply served as compote with tangy some yoghurt. They are also excellent grilled then drizzled with a little honey or dusted with icing sugar.


New to our shelf, Honey Gold mangoes! These new season mangoes are grown from Katherine, Northern Territory and they are highly aromatic and have a yellow-orange glossy skin and an intense, punchy, distinctive mango flavour. They also have a smaller seed than other mangoes, which means more fruit to enjoy. Ideal for summer fruits!

Besides our wonderful eating nectarines, other stone fruits such as peach, plums, and apricots have definitely improved in taste. As the supply increases, apricots and cherries are cheaper this week, and taste better. The same with our plums and blood plums, which are eating tasty and juicy.

This week our seedless grapes have also improved in taste, full of sweetness! They are cheaper in price and at the moment we are stocking green Menindee grapes and red flame grapes.

On berries lines, Victorian grown strawberries are continuing to eat better. Our blueberries still taste excellent, raspberries and blackberries are also available.

Cannot get enough berries? Do not worry because we are also stocking 500g strawberries, 500g raspberries, and as well 500g blackberries with of course great value and lovely taste!

Seedless watermelons are cutting red full of juice and better value with cheaper price! The same with our cantaloupes, honeydews and pineapples which have been cutting very nice and outstanding value.

Our Hass avocados are very nice size and eating nicely, grown from Pemberton. The same with our 3 pack tray avocadoes are new season WA, which are delicious.

Bananas are less expensive and eating nicely, we have complete range which are eco bananas and lady finger, as well as the organic bananas.

On the citrus lines; Limes are cheaper this week with better quality, as the supply has increased. On the other hand, lemons are more expensive than normal, due to a supply shortage in Queensland.

Our packham pears and apples have been eating exceptional and they are in very good price. However, Bosc Pears and Modi apples season has finished.


As the grown warms up, it is perfect time to enjoy salads and lettuces. Our salads options include salad mix, baby spinach, wild rocket, chard leaves and as well snow pea tendril leaves. Very soon we will have more exciting leaves. Keep in mind that we have wonderful watercress to be added to your salads. Our local Victorian lettuces are also in great supply, good value and superb quality. We are stocking beautiful nice and crisp iceberg lettuce, cos lettuce, baby cos lettuce, butter lettuce, green oak and red oak.

Edible flowers still looking colourful to be added as beautiful garnish and adding more style to your perfect dish.

In term of green produce, we are excited to say that we have started local Victorian handpicked beans from Mildura, and as well as the peas from South Gippsland. The prices of those two will be cheaper in near future. Prices has come down and increased in supply with better quality, such as zucchini, cucumbers, and cauliflower. Moreover, our beautiful range of potatoes is cheaper and the quality is excellent.

However, due to growing condition weather in Queensland, our sweet corn is very limited this week, and the price has increased. Broccoli is a little pricey this week due to a supply shortage, will hopefully come back in price very soon.

Our tomatoes are showing an exceptional colour, taste and quality. We have lovely selections such as truss, roma, Adelaide tomatoes, cocktail, cherry tomatoes, mini roma, heirloom, strawberries tomatoes, and also three colours medley tomatoes.

We are stocking full range of herbs, including beautiful fresh cut basil, coriander, parsley, mint, thyme, oregano, sage, rosemary, tarragon, limes leaves, bay leaves and as well curry leaves. Our herbs are grown locally in Victoria and some from Queensland.

Produce in Season Now:
Nectarines, Apricots, Tomatoes, Honey Gold Mangoes, and Victorian hand picked beans.

Produce from Overseas: 



New Season Organic Cherries  are continuing to eat fabulous and are still coming out of South Australia. They price is high although they will drop in the coming permitting!

New Season Yellow Flesh Organic Plums have commenced. They are lovely and sweet in taste and are also South Australian grown.

Our Organic stonefruit supply is slowly increasing in yield so price will drop.They are also eating exceptional at the moment.Organic Yellow Peaches have also been introduced to accompany our Apricots and Yellow nectarines which are continuing to come out of Renmark, South Australia.

Organic pineapple are currently out of stock but should be back shortly.

Our  strawberries are still coming out of WA although we have recieved our first crop of local Victorian ones. The price is currently high but will drop in the coming weeks as supply increases.

Organic hass avocados have gone up just slightly but again, but are continuing to eat exceptional. The 'Hass' variety season is slowly drawing to an end as supply has slowed up.

We are continuing to stock our smaller organic hass avocados packs, which are also  great value.

Unfortunately queensland organic celery season has finished. There would be a short break before new season crops commence, which will be coming from South Australia and Victoria.

Organic cauliflower is back in stock along with Organic Fennel.

The Quality of Organic Cos lettuce is gradually getting better as we get more consintent, warmer days with longer sunlight.

 All of our herbs are fantastic at the moment and they are decent bunches. 

Organic 'Basil in Pot' and 'fresh cut' Basil has also been introduced. Both priced at $4.99 each. We love the wonderfully fragant smell and versatility of it.

Both Organic Tuscan Kale and Green Curly Kale are back in stock but unfortunately our rainbow chard season has come to an end.

The Organic Navel Orange season has come to an end. We have introduced ' new season' Valencia Oranges. They have the juice content but are not quite as sweet as the navel variety.

Queensland dutch cream and nicola potatoes are cooking really well.

Our organic jap pumpkin is fantastic. All of the organic Sweet potatocarrots ,brown onions and leeks are good.


Finally expect Organic Blueberries and Rasberries to start shortly, a sure sign christmas is well and truly just around the corner!

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