10 - 16 JULY 2023


Fruit You can expect exceptional value and quality with Hass avocados in abundant supply. The price range for a Hass avocado is typically between $1.50 and $3 each, depending on size. Keep an eye out for special offers on multiple purchases, as now is an opportune time to indulge in a generous bowl of guacamole. Take advantage of the season's bounty.

Cara Cara is a naturally sweet variety of navel orange that is low in acidity, seedless and has a refreshingly tart taste, similar to cranberry. They're in season now - so it's the perfect time to enjoy their juice or add segments to a winter salad with shaved fennel and baby spinach. Squeeze the juice over crepes and use it to soak bircher muesli. Cara Cara navels are selling for $4-$6 a kilo.

Embrace the joy of winter strawberries, plump and full of flavour. Choose berries that are deep red and fragrant for the best taste. Savour their sweetness in desserts and smoothies, or enjoy them as a healthy snack. Queensland strawberries will range in price from $3.50-$7 a punnet, depending on size and quality.

Mandarins, bursting with vitamin C, offer a delightful combination of sweetness and juiciness. They provide great value with a price range of $3-$7 per kilo. Explore various options, such as Afourer, Imperial, Daisy and tasty low-acid Honey Royal, and indulge in the refreshing flavours of these citrus gems.

Pears are abundant and good value at $2.50-$4 per kilo. They make a nutritious and flavourful snack and add a touch of sweetness to salads. If you're craving a dessert, pears are perfect for roasting or poaching.

Aussie apples are the way to go if you're searching for a low-calorie snack. Granny Smiths, with their crunchy texture and tart flavour, are excellent for cooking and enjoying as a standalone treat. For an impressive and easy-to-make dessert, try our delectable apple and cinnamon strudel, perfect for any gathering. Granny Smith apples are available at a price range of $4-$6 per kilo.

Who else loves juicy, vibrant, ruby-fleshed blood oranges? Blood oranges are smallish in size and especially sweet. Put the squeeze on a kilo or two this week. Check out this delightful combination of rhubarb & strawberries in blood orange juice - it's fabulous served warm with ice cream or on your porridge for breakfast. Blood oranges are $4-$6 a kilo, and rhubarb is $4-$5 a bunch.


Vegetables Kalettes are a tasty blend of leafy kale and Brussels sprouts. These little frilly gems display a charming purple hue, featuring loosely packed, crunchy leaves with a subtle nutty taste. Whether steamed or stir-fried, Kalettes are delicious; they also bring flavour and texture to salads and winter slaws, particularly when paired with dressings inspired by Asian cuisine. Kalettes are in season now and retailing for $3-$4 for 400g. Alternatively, Brussels sprouts are $3.50-$4 for 500g.

Love cauliflower? Try Fioretto! It has crunchy stems, delicate florets, and a cauliflower flavour. Cook it fast to keep its colour and crunch. Use it as a broccolini alternative in any recipe. Expect to pay $5 for 500g.

Mild and crisp, Chinese cabbage (or Wombok) is perfect for soups and stir-fries. Shred it into minestrone or toss it in a wok with chicken, garlic, ginger, and green onions. Add snow peas, oyster sauce, and serve with rice for a tasty dinner. Pick up a head of Chinese cabbage this week for $3.50-$4.

Fennel offers excellent value at just $1.50-$2 per head. Give fennel slices a pan-fry with oil and garlic until they turn tender. Indulge in a flavourful linguine dish featuring grape tomatoes, prawns, chilli, and fennel for a delicious mid-week meal. Enjoy the simplicity and taste of this delightful recipe.

Indulge in a handful of delicious roasted chestnuts, ideal for enhancing soups, hearty casseroles, sauces, and puddings. Combine them with pumpkin, mushrooms, or cauliflower for a delightful and satisfying soup. Enjoy the rich and versatile flavour of chestnuts this week for $8-$18 per kilo, depending on their size and quality.

Carrots are healthy, flavourful, versatile, and only $2-$2.50 a kilo. Savour their natural goodness by roasting them to perfection or adding them to soups and casseroles for an extra dose of deliciousness.

Ultra-versatile, Victorian-grown celery is a staple veggie that teams deliciously with carrots and onions, creating a flavoursome base for winter soups and casseroles. The best way to store celery is to trim bulbs, place unwashed into a plastic container lidded with absorbent paper, and refrigerate them. This week, pop a bunch on your souping list and try our super tasty creamy celery and blue cheese soup. Celery is $2.50-$3 a bunch.

Field gown red and green capsicums from Queensland's Bundaberg and Bowen districts are a thrifty buy at $3-$6 a kilo, depending on colour and quality.

Roast chopped orange sweet potato (kumara) with red onion wedges in olive oil flavoured with cumin and coriander for 30 minutes or until tender. Serve with lamb or beef. Kumara is $2-$4 a kilo. 20 tasty ways to use kumara.

Choose bright white to creamy white cauliflower with firm florets and fresh-looking leaves attached to the stem base. Cauliflowers are a thrifty buy at $3-$4 a head—delicious roasted whole or as florets.


Flowers With a dazzling range of freesia, tulips, wattle, cymbidium orchids, lilies, stock, sweetpea, protea, banksia, poppies, purple iris, kale, delphinium, bird of paradise, lavender, snapdragon, protea, iris, leucadendron, Geraldton wax, cotton, asters and roses are a popular choice. For fragrance, take home lavender, hyacinth and oriental lilies, while the jonquils and daffodils are a thrifty buy. Imported peonies are also a winter favourite. Mix your flowers with attractive foliage to create a stunning display.

Prices quoted in this report are only relevant for the week of the report. All prices are estimates only as prices vary depending on variety, size and quality of produce and the trading area. For further information, please contact Sue Dodd, Marketing Consultant on 0438725453.

Published On 2023-07-10 16:11:00

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