17 - 23 JULY 2023
Blood oranges are in season, offering ultra-juicy and sweet raspberry-coloured juice. Look for plump fruit with ruby-red, tinged skin, indicating full 'blood' coloured flesh. Ensure the fruit feels heavy for its size and has firm skin. The price ranges from $4 to $6 per kilo, depending on size and quality. Indulge in this delightful blood orange, semolina, and almond cake for a delicious treat or add segments to a salad.
Enjoy Queensland strawberries with their excellent colour and flavour. Use them as a topping for breakfast porridge or dip them in chocolate for a special treat. A punnet of strawberries varies from $3 to $7.
For a low-calorie snack, apples are a perfect choice. You'll find lots of varieties of apples at your local greengrocer, including Royal Gala, Pink Lady, Envy, Bravo, Kanzi, Granny Smith, and Fuji. Prices range from $3 to $8 per kilo, depending on the variety and size.
Discover the enticing fragrance and musky flavour of golden-skinned quince; Quince cannot be eaten raw, but on slow cooking, their pale-yellow flesh transforms into a pale pink to rich claret colour. Embrace the charm of quince this week at just $4 to $5 per kilo.
Avocado lovers, rejoice! Quality Hass avocados are available at an excellent value of $1.50 to $3 each. Enjoy their creamy texture and buttery-nutty flavour in salads or alongside dishes like tomatoes, ham, prosciutto, green onions, lemon, and pepper. Another tasty option is pairing avocados with citrus and fennel in a winter salad or serving them with chilli con carne.
With their tangy flavour and fragrant aroma, new-season tangelos make a fantastic alternative to oranges during the winter season. Incorporate their juice and flesh into recipes; you can even juice them for a nutritious breakfast. Tangelos are priced at $6 to $7 per kilo or approximately $2.50 each. apple and cinnamon strudel, perfect for any gathering. Granny Smith apples are available at a price range of $4-$6 per kilo.
Top quality globe artichokes are now in season; you can get them for $2 to $2.50 each. Boil trimmed globe artichokes until tender, then slice and combine them with diced tomatoes, baby bocconcini, parsley, pepper, and olive oil for a delectable dish served with crusty bread. Never cooked with artichoke. For a different option, try this simple recipe globe artichokes with prosciutto to master the art of cooking artichokes.
English spinach's tender leaves and stems are a delicious addition to stir-fries, salads, pasta, and noodle dishes. Be sure to cook spinach quickly, it’s always best not overcooked. Grab a bunch of English spinach for only $2 to $2.50.
Mild and sweet-tasting leeks are perfect for adding flavour to casseroles, soups, quiches, and frittatas. Leeks are $1.50 to $2.50, depending on their size.
Carrots, celery, and onions are essential winter staples that form the foundation of tasty soups, casseroles, risottos, and sauces. Take advantage of the current prices: carrots are $1.50 to $2.50 per kilo, celery is $2 to $3 per bunch, and brown onions are $4 to $6 per kilo. cauliflower
With their sweet and unique flavour, parsnips provide a delightful potato alternative. Try roasting, mashing, or frying them as wedges or crisps. They are priced at $8 to $9 per kilo. soups
Broccolini, a hybrid vegetable combining the best of broccoli and Chinese broccoli, offers tender stems and is an excellent alternative to asparagus when it's out of season. Consider trying this tasty broccolini & chicken teriyaki noodles recipe, which takes only 10 minutes to cook and is packed with goodness. Broccolini is $2.70 to$3 a bunch.
Fennel is excellent value at $1.50 to $2.50 per head. Shred finely and add to a winter salad. Like this blood orange, fennel and chicken salad, it's fast, fresh and perfect for lunch or dinner.
Victorian-grown broccoli is bursting with natural goodness and is available this week at $4 to $\6 per kilo. For the best results, cook broccoli rapidly to retain its vibrant colour and flavour.
Kids will love the naturally sweet taste of kumara. Add roasted kumara to pizza toppings, risottos for a delightful twist or to salads for a flavour boost. Look for firm, medium-sized kumara with undamaged skin, and store them in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place. Kumara is $2 to $3 per kilo. This delicious slice is perfect for the school lunch box. Kumara & caramelised onion tortilla
Brussels sprouts and carrots can be quickly stir-fried with sliced bacon in a hot wok until tender, then tossed through noodles and soy sauce for a delicious dish. Brussels sprouts are available at $5 to $7 per kilo.
Firm, snow-white heads of tasty cauliflowers are an excellent buy this week at $3 to $4 per head.
Eggplants offer a mild but distinctive flavour and pair well with Mediterranean or Asian dishes, tomatoes, fresh herbs, garlic, and other vegetables. Get creative with eggplants and try the easy-to-make eggplant, zucchini, lime & chicken curry. They are a tasty buy at $4 to $9 per kilo, depending on field or glasshouse quality.
Discover a floral wonderland at your local florist! Dazzling freesia, tulips, cymbidium orchids, and more are a popular choice. For fragrance, take home lavender, hyacinth, and oriental lilies. Thrifty buys jonquils and daffodils. Winter Favorite: imported peonies. Create stunning displays with attractive leafy and textural foliage.
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 2023-07-17 15:49:00Print Page