Market Report July 3rd 2019

Local Produce

  • Apples:  Excellent supply & prices across all varieties.
  • Asparagus:  Locally grown is available.
  • Avocados:  Supply from QLD has dropped this week, prices have risen.
  • Blueberries:  Supply is picking up again, prices are falling.
  • Cauliflower:  Plentiful supply resulting in lower prices.
  • Celery: Very short supply, expect prices to remain high.
  • Citrus:  Imperial mandarins in good supply.  Navel oranges in season.
  • Lettuce:  Supply is improving.
  • Limes:  Supply is shortening up, prices are increasing. 
  • Pears:  In heavy supply, low prices.
  • Pomegranate:  Local season is ending shortly.
  • Pumpkin:  Supply is improving, expect prices to drop across all varieties.
  • Silverbeet:  Very short supply at the moment, we are making cut backs to orders as supply is not coming through.
  • Strawberries:  Local supply is coming through, expect prices to continue dropping as supply increases. 
  • Tomatoes:  Supply is improving so expect prices to continue dropping.  Expect some water damage due to recent rain. 

Imported Produce

  • Asparagus:  The local season has started but also still  being imported from Mexico and Peru, quality is excellent.
  • Grapes:  Imported from the USA, very high prices and supply is inconsistent.
  • Mango: Imported from Mexico
  • Stonefruit:  Nectarines, plums, and peaches are being imported from the USA.

Produce Shortages

  • Coral lettuce: unable to secure consistent supply at this stage
  • Celery:  Short supply affecting price.
  • Silverbeet: Very short supply, unable to guarantee full supply.

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