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Fresh Produce Update 23/08/2017

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

 

Round Tomatoes, Zucchinis, Broccoli, Capsicums, Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes, Jerusalem Artichokes,

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

 

Round Tomatoes, Zucchinis, Broccoli, Capsicums, Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes, Jerusalem Artichokes,

Blood Oranges, Noosa Earth Oyster Mushrooms,

Petite Bouche Range, Chipping Potatoes, Zucchini Flowers

GOOD NEWS:
Avocados: Hass avocados are in good supply from Queensland and Northern NSW – expect the price to start creeping up soon though.
Asian Veg: Kailan from Gatton is Superb, Pak choi and choi sum are both in good supply.
Citrus: We have Afourer seedless mandis in stock, enjoy the while you can! Beautiful Abbotsleigh lemons aren in from Gin Gin, these guys are local family business and they grow great lemons!

Sweet Potato: We have growers sending from Cudgen and Bundaberg, pricing is mid-range.

Heirloom Tomatoes: From the scenic rim and looking great, we have smalls in punnets and large in 4kg trays.

Oyster Mushrooms: Noosa Earth Oyster mushrooms are in plentiful supply, stock is looking glamorous! Shroom Brothers have a good supply coming through for the Byron Bay / Northern NSW region

Petite Bouche: Seasonal Mix is a great option – pre-orders are essential – Sunday for Tuesday delivery and Tuesday for Thursday delivery.

Herbs: We have plentiful supply of Italian and Curly Parsley this week along with Coriander. Basil supply is also back to normal.

Strawberries: Local Sunshine Coast Strawberries are sexy as! Eating fantastic.

Blueberries: All coming from Queensland, prices remain steady. Eating quality is great and fruit is large.

Capsicum: Great value and looking good. This is their peak period of supply for the year.

Mesclun, Spinach and Rocket: Leaves are all in good supply and quality is A1.

Onions: Queensland onion season has started, we are sticking with South Australian onions for now, as new season onions have a high water content and aren’t ideal for cooking.

Pomegranate: Californian Pomegranates are now in stock.

Mulberries have started for the season, please call for a price.


STILL GOOD NEWS: 

Broccoli: Good local supply and moderately priced coming from Gympie and the Lockyer Valley.

Bulk Cherry Toms: Proving to be great value, tasting delicious – consider using bulk trays instead of punnets

Cauliflower: Good quality, pricing is steady – coming locally from Lockyer Valley.

Tomatoes: QLD season is in full swing, prices are back and in good supply! Roma tomatoes are also in good supply.

Tropicals: Custard Apple are supplying firm, allow 5-6 days to ripen so get ahead when you can. Star Fruit (Carambola) in season and eating great! Imported Mangosteen are now available as well.

Watermelon: The best fruit is coming from the Northern Territory – pricing is steady.
Zucchini: Great supply of local Gympie fruit, they are as cheap as they get!

Zucc Flowers: Female zucchini flowers are in full supply, grown locally on the Sunshine Coast

Potatoes: All spuds are coming out of SA and are in good supply. We also have the perfect washed chipping potato out of Victoria, available in 15kg cartons. Royal blue are a great option for mashing and gnocchi.

 

NOT SO GOOD NEWS:
Raspberries: Price is up, fruit quality is still good.

Radicchio: The biggest grower is out for 3 weeks, we have extremely limited supply – expect orders to be cut back or substituted with Trevisio.

Asian Veg: Our supplier of Perilla, Kang kong, Mustard greens and Asian celery has been affected by fire, and will be back on from Thursday.

Rhubarb: The main grower suppling Brisbane is our for a week, we are working to covert the shortage, but prices are up.

Limes: Lime growers are only picking once a week, prices have kicked up and supply is limited. We expect this shortage to last for at least a couple weeks – lemons are much better value!

Chillies: Red Birdseye chillies remain very difficult to source, but long red chillies are more plentiful and prices are slowly returning to normal.

Herbs: Lemon thyme is not available this week.

RV Sorrel: Our local grower has limited stock available – we are doing our best to fulfil orders. We will use pre pack sorrel from Victoria to cover shortages.

De Padron Chillies: Finished for the season.

Pineapples: Our locally grown Pines are on the smaller side this week and are difficult to source – market stock is green and not recommended.

Figs: Only hot house figs are available at the moment- the price is high– avoid if possible.

 
CHECKOUT SOME FRIENDS OF SCF ON INSTAGRAM:

 

@wildforageaustralia

@exportfresh (Petite Bouche Instagram account)

@ashbernfarms

@noosaearth

@shroom.brothers

@pocketherbs

@abbotsleighcitrus

Blood Oranges, Noosa Earth Oyster Mushrooms,

Petite Bouche Range, Chipping Potatoes, Zucchini Flowers

GOOD NEWS:
Avocados: Hass avocados are in good supply from Queensland and Northern NSW – expect the price to start creeping up soon though.
Asian Veg: Kailan from Gatton is Superb, Pak choi and choi sum are both in good supply.
Citrus: We have Afourer seedless mandis in stock, enjoy the while you can! Beautiful Abbotsleigh lemons aren in from Gin Gin, these guys are local family business and they grow great lemons!

Sweet Potato: We have growers sending from Cudgen and Bundaberg, pricing is mid-range.

Heirloom Tomatoes: From the scenic rim and looking great, we have smalls in punnets and large in 4kg trays.

Oyster Mushrooms: Noosa Earth Oyster mushrooms are in plentiful supply, stock is looking glamorous! Shroom Brothers have a good supply coming through for the Byron Bay / Northern NSW region

Petite Bouche: Seasonal Mix is a great option – pre-orders are essential – Sunday for Tuesday delivery and Tuesday for Thursday delivery.

Herbs: We have plentiful supply of Italian and Curly Parsley this week along with Coriander. Basil supply is also back to normal.

Strawberries: Local Sunshine Coast Strawberries are sexy as! Eating fantastic.

Blueberries: All coming from Queensland, prices remain steady. Eating quality is great and fruit is large.

Capsicum: Great value and looking good. This is their peak period of supply for the year.

Mesclun, Spinach and Rocket: Leaves are all in good supply and quality is A1.

Onions: Queensland onion season has started, we are sticking with South Australian onions for now, as new season onions have a high water content and aren’t ideal for cooking.

Pomegranate: Californian Pomegranates are now in stock.

Mulberries have started for the season, please call for a price.


STILL GOOD NEWS: 

Broccoli: Good local supply and moderately priced coming from Gympie and the Lockyer Valley.

Bulk Cherry Toms: Proving to be great value, tasting delicious – consider using bulk trays instead of punnets

Cauliflower: Good quality, pricing is steady – coming locally from Lockyer Valley.

Tomatoes: QLD season is in full swing, prices are back and in good supply! Roma tomatoes are also in good supply.

Tropicals: Custard Apple are supplying firm, allow 5-6 days to ripen so get ahead when you can. Star Fruit (Carambola) in season and eating great! Imported Mangosteen are now available as well.

Watermelon: The best fruit is coming from the Northern Territory – pricing is steady.
Zucchini: Great supply of local Gympie fruit, they are as cheap as they get!

Zucc Flowers: Female zucchini flowers are in full supply, grown locally on the Sunshine Coast

Potatoes: All spuds are coming out of SA and are in good supply. We also have the perfect washed chipping potato out of Victoria, available in 15kg cartons. Royal blue are a great option for mashing and gnocchi.

 

NOT SO GOOD NEWS:
Raspberries: Price is up, fruit quality is still good.

Radicchio: The biggest grower is out for 3 weeks, we have extremely limited supply – expect orders to be cut back or substituted with Trevisio.

Asian Veg: Our supplier of Perilla, Kang kong, Mustard greens and Asian celery has been affected by fire, and will be back on from Thursday.

Rhubarb: The main grower suppling Brisbane is our for a week, we are working to covert the shortage, but prices are up.

Limes: Lime growers are only picking once a week, prices have kicked up and supply is limited. We expect this shortage to last for at least a couple weeks – lemons are much better value!

Chillies: Red Birdseye chillies remain very difficult to source, but long red chillies are more plentiful and prices are slowly returning to normal.

Herbs: Lemon thyme is not available this week.

RV Sorrel: Our local grower has limited stock available – we are doing our best to fulfil orders. We will use pre pack sorrel from Victoria to cover shortages.

De Padron Chillies: Finished for the season.

Pineapples: Our locally grown Pines are on the smaller side this week and are difficult to source – market stock is green and not recommended.

Figs: Only hot house figs are available at the moment- the price is high– avoid if possible.

 
CHECKOUT SOME FRIENDS OF SCF ON INSTAGRAM:

 

@wildforageaustralia

@exportfresh (Petite Bouche Instagram account)

@ashbernfarms

@noosaearth

@shroom.brothers

@pocketherbs

@abbotsleighcitrus

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