17 - 23 June 2024 update Sydney Market that includes availability and price of seasonal fruits, vegetables and flowers. Also includes recipe suggestions.



This week, we highly recommend that you discover super sweet, easy-to-peel, and nearly seedless Royal Honey Murcott Mandarins for $4-$6 a kilo. Other varieties available at your local greengrocer include Imperial, Afourer, Clementine and Daisy; expect to pay $4-$5 a kilo. Choose vibrant mandarins with glossy skin that feel heavy for their size.

This week, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to apples. Select from Kanzi, Jazz, Fuji, Pink Lady, Bravo, Envy, Gala, Delicious, Golden Delicious, Yello, Missile or Granny Smith. Most apples are priced at $5-$10 a kilo, depending on the variety.

Make the most of winter lemons. Juice and zest add flavour to marinades, cakes, and steamed puddings, or make a soul-warming Greek lemon and chicken soup. Select lemons that feel heavy for their size; this indicates good juice content. Lemons are $3-$6 a kilo.

Thanks to its versatility and delicious flavour, rhubarb's tart and tangy stalk is a favourite of bakers and cooks alike. Rhubarb can be used in sweet desserts like pies, cakes and crumbles or in savoury dishes like chutneys and sauces. It's packed with vitamins and minerals, making it a healthy addition to any meal. Pop a bunch in the shopping basket this week. The quality is excellent, and it's priced at $4.50-$5.50 a bunch.

Green kiwifruit and kiwifruit gold are in plentiful supply and selling for around $1.50-$4 each, depending on size or volume. Small sizes and multi-buy packs offer extra value. Kiwifruit adds glorious colour to winter fruit salads, or scoop out the flesh with a spoon for the perfect snack.

Spreading avocado on a sandwich instead of butter makes healthy sense. Simply swapping 20g of butter for two tablespoons of Hass avocado reduces the kilojoule and fat content by half. Pop an “avo” or two in your shopping basket this week for $1-$3 each.

Queensland strawberry supplies are increasing. Expect to pay $5-$6 for a 250g punnet. Sliced strawberries add vitamin C, folate, and fibre to your diet.



Soups up! Warm up with a nutritious bowl of homemade soup filled with seasonal veggies and no preservatives. Here are a few of our favourite winter soup combinations.

Locally grown Asian leafy greens are fast to cook, have a delicate flavour, and are ideal for serving steamed or stir-fried. Grab a bunch or two of Bok choy, Choy sum, Gai lum, or Pak Choy this week for around $2-$3 a bunch, depending on the variety.

Whip up a satisfying bowl of creamy mashed potato. Peel, chop and boil 1kg potatoes until tender; mash with melted butter and warm milk until smooth. Swirl through a little crumbled feta cheese and a few chopped black pitted olives for something different. A 5-kilo bag of Brushed potatoes costs around $7-$8 per kilo; however, a kilo costs $3-$4. Kipfler and Dutch Cream potatoes are $7-$8 a kilo, and Desiree potatoes are $4-$5 a kilo.

Super-versatile fennel is a seasonally good buy at $2-$2.50 a bulb. It pairs well with tomatoes, citrus, potatoes, capsicum, lamb, chicken, or seafood.

Are you looking for a delicious, hearty side dish to complement your winter meals? Why not try roasting up a tray of tasty root vegetables? Carrots ($1.50-$2.50 kg), sweet potato ($2-$4 kg), beetroot ($4-$5 bunch), celeriac ($5-$6 each) and parsnips ($9-$15 kg) are the perfect combination of sweet and savoury. Chop them up, toss them in olive oil and seasoning, and roast them in the oven until tender and caramelised.

Chestnuts are a delicious and gluten-free ingredient perfect for soups and stews. They're a tasty and nutritious addition to any recipe, and they're also naturally gluten-free and a healthy way to thicken soups and stews while adding sweetness and texture. Chestnuts, depending on size, are $7-$14 kg.

Elongated, crisp Chinese cabbage has a mild taste with white to pale green leaves. This Asian green is also known as 'Wombok'. Finely shred Chinese cabbage and add to winter vegetable soups (like a minestrone) or toss chopped Chinese cabbage leaves through stir-fries and noodle dishes . Wombok is $4-$5 a head.


FlowersWinter blooms to enjoy this week include local spray roses, wax flowers, delphiniums, Dutch iris, sweetpeas, stock, mini gerbera, tulips, peach sticks, ornamental kale, lisianthus, lavender, Queen Annes lace, carnations, sweet William, wattle, hyacinth, oriental lilies, jonquils and poppies. The potted cyclamen and cymbidium orchids are also good buys.

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 2024-06-17 14:41:19

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