Market Report May 21st, 2019

Local Produce

  • Apples:  Excellent prices across all varieties.
  • Avocados:  Local supply of Hass is starting to come back through, prices are still a bit high but will drop over the next few weeks. 
  • Blueberries:  Very light supply resulting in high prices.
  • Beans: Catering grade now available by the kg.
  • Celery: Very short supply, expect prices to remain high.
  • Grapes: The season is drawing to an end, prices are rising due to supply drying up.
  • Leeks:  New medium size available, perfect for restaurant and cafe usage.
  • Lettuce (all varieties):  In short supply across the board due to the cold nights.  Many lines are experiencing shortage (in particular coral & festival).
  • Limes:  In good supply, excellent price.
  • Mandarins:  New season locally grown mandarins now available.
  • Mushrooms: There is abundant supply and lower prices.
  • Oranges:  Locally grown Navel oranges are now available and in good supply. 
  • Pears:  New season pears are available in many different varieties.
  • Strawberries:  Very low supply at this time of the year, growth is slow due to the cold nights.  Expect prices to remain high until early June.
  • Tomatoes:  Prices are slowly starting to drop as supply returns to normal.  Expect prices to drop over the next few weeks.

Imported Produce

  • Asparagus:  Currently being imported from Mexico and Peru, quality is excellent. 
  • Grapefruit:  Imported from QLD until the local season begins.

Produce Shortages

  • Coral lettuce: Can be pre-ordered if required, must be purchased by the crate.
  • Celery:  Short supply affecting price.
  • 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.
  • Strawberries & Blueberries:  Very limited locally grown fruit available.

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