Fresh Produce Market Report – May 7th

Local Produce

  • Apples:  Excellent prices across all varieties.
  • Avocados:  Local WA supply of Hass avocados is very light and being supplemented by QLD fruit, expect prices to remain firm until local fruit comes through again.  
  • Beans: Catering grade now available by the kg.
  • Celery:  In very short supply, expect prices to remain high for at least 6 weeks.
  • Grapes: The season is drawing to an end.  Green grapes are now very expensive, but there is still good supply of red grapes. 
  • Lebanese Cucumbers: Excellent supply of premium grade, however very minimal supply of juicing / catering lines available at the moment affecting the price of these lines.
  • Limes:  In good supply, excellent price.
  • Mandarins:  New season locally grown sprayfree mandarins now available.
  • Oranges:  Locally grown Valencia oranges are in good supply.  We will be shifting back to Navels shortly when the new picking season begins.
  • Pears:  New season pears are available in many different varieties.
  • Tomatoes:  Prices are slowly starting to drop as supply returns to normal.  Expect prices to drop over the next few weeks.
  • Watermelon:  The Carnarvon season is seeing good supply into the market, prices have returned to normal.

Imported Produce

  • Asparagus:  Currently being imported from Mexico and Peru, quality is excellent. 
  • Grapefruit:  Imported from QLD until the local season begins.
  • Navel Oranges:  Currently coming from USA and Egypt, quality is good.  The WA season will be starting in 1 week.

Produce Shortages

  • Coral lettuce: Can be pre-ordered if required, must be purchased by the crate.
  • Celery:  Extremely short supply.
  • Green Festival Lettuce: Short supply, can be substituted with Red Festival.
  • Stonefruit & Mangoes:  The local season has ended, no produce available until imported produce starts to come through.

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