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The Leaf Difference - Market Report 20th November
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Market Report 20th November
I'm loving this time of year. Most fruit are in season or coming in.
The stonefruit harvest is starting to increase. Good supply and eating quality of nectarines are now instore and yellow nectarines are our produce of the week. Our nectarines are coming from Zest producers, from the Riverland area of South Australia. Local yellow and white peaches are also instore and eating well.
This weekend we start Australia green and flame grapes. These early season grapes are coming from Queensland
Mangoes from Darwin have finished. We have now moved to Katherine in the Northern Territory for our Mangoes. These mangoes are tasting great and still good value.
Local strawberries, including organic strawberries, are still tasting fantastic, but with the rain on the weekend, supply is a little light. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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