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The Leaf Difference - Market Report 31st October

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Market Report 31st October

After a slow start, finally good supply and quality fruit are coming into the market.

Blueberries are our produce of the week. Our blueberries are from Northern NSW, it's the peak season now and the flavour is great.

Hass avocados are the best value and quality for a long time. Early season cherries have started and are tasting good. The mangoes from the Northern Territory are tasting the best so far this season and the price is finally coming down. We are stocking Extra large and medium size mangoes. 

We have started Northern NSW yellow and white peaches, yellow and white nectarines and Nectacotsfrom Southern Queensland and Northern Victoria. These stonefruit varieties are eating well, and apricots will start next week. Limes have halved in price this week. 

Local strawberries are coming from the Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. Local truss and cherry truss tomatoes are great value and flavour

 Seedless watermelon harvest from North Queensland is in full swing, and with a dry spring, the quality is up and the price is down. Bananas are suffering from a dry spring in North Queensland and the supply to the market is light and prices are higher. Nature gives and takes!

 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 good.

Spaghetti squash has started

Blood oranges are finishing next week. navel orangesruby and yellow grapefruit are still in season. Limes  and lemons are in short supply and dearer this week. We also have new season Valencia oranges. This variety is seedless, very juicy and sweet for a valencia, and great value.

Broccoli, hand picked beansenglish spinach and cauliflower prices are great value. Zucchini and sweet corn supplies are better this week and the prices are down. 

Fennel and celeriac are still available.

Try kipfler potatoes in a salad. Washed potatoes are coming back in price. The Blue Moon potato harvesting is between areas and are unavailable for the next week. 

Organics

Local organic strawberries are in season now and great taste and value. Organic Hass avocados are great and the price is great value.

The season for Organic pink lady apples has finished, but we have been able to secure a supply of organic royal gala apples.

Sweet potato harvesting is between crops. They should be back in November

Organic mangoes and stonefruit will be starting very soon. 

Organic herbs, asparagusIceberg and cos lettuce  silverbeetkale, broccoli, broccolini and hand picked beans are great at the moment.

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

Organic navel oranges have finished, 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 onions,  Queensland 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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