22 - 28 January 2024 update Sydney Market that includes availability and price of seasonal fruits, vegetables and flowers. Also includes recipe suggestions.



A superb range of sweet-eating table grapes in green, red, and black-skinned varieties is now available at your local greengrocer. Most well-known grape varieties will range from $4-$12 a kilo, depending on variety, however newer varieties could be in the $12-$20 a kilo range.

Plums are abundant, both in supply and variety, sourced from orchards in the picturesque Victorian Goulburn Valley and sunny Renmark. There are numerous plum varieties now in season. You can find most plum varieties within the price range of $3 to $15 per kilogram. However, the exquisite red fleshed, Australian-bred Queen Garnet Plums, which are extra high in antioxidants and vitamin C, are $10-$15 a kilo.

Bursting with natural sugars, heavenly-tasting black Genoa figs are $1.50-$3 each. Figs are delightful to eat as a snack, used to create tasty breakfasts and stunning desserts, or added to a salad. Whilst figs are plentiful, just a reminder that they are highly perishable and should be used within 1-2 days of purchasing.

Indulge in the luscious natural sweetness of peaches and nectarines this January. Allow these succulent fruits to ripen to perfection by storing them in a single layer at room temperature. Enhance your summer salads with slices or wedges for a delightful texture and flavour. They're delicious raw, grilled or poached.

Passionfruit, a favourite summer choice, pairs well with various tropical fruits. Enhance your breakfast by incorporating passionfruit pulp into creamy natural yoghurt and pairing it with muesli. Passionfruit prices range from 80¢ to $1.50 each, and your greengrocer is likely to offer value multi-packs.

Be sure to have a few juicy limes on hand for adding a little tang to dressings, marinades, stir-fry, noodles, curries and sauces. A squeeze of papaya or papaw to enhance its natural flavour. Limes at 50¢-$1 each or $4-$7 a kilo, buy in bulk and save.

Tasmanian cherries are a top buy this week as the fruit is delicious; the cherries are sizeable and crunchy. Most cherries will be available for $10-$16 a kilo, however there are some exceptionally sized and export quality fruit available at greengrocers that could retail at $40 a kilo.

Snap up a bargain with juicy Valencia oranges. While the skin colour will be tinged with green pigment at this time of year, the fruit is loaded with juice and generous servings of vitamin C. Valencia oranges are $2.50-$6 a kilo. Many greengrocers offer a 3-kilo net bag at special prices like $5-$7.

Delight in the refreshing sweetness of whole seedless watermelons, a steal at just $1 to $2 per kilogram. If you prefer the convenience of pre-cut fruit, watermelon will be slightly higher priced at $2.50 to $3 per kilogram. Either way, these juicy watermelons are an affordable and delicious addition to your summertime refreshments.



Grab a good deal on versatile eggplant at your local greengrocer, priced at $4 to $7 per kilogram. This versatile veg is a budget-friendly addition to your meals, providing great taste without breaking the bank. Whip up an eggplant, zucchini, lime & chicken curry.

Machine-harvested green beans are a thrifty buy at $3-$4 a kilo, while premium quality hand-picked beans are $10-$14 a kilo.

Versatile zucchinis are priced affordably at $4-$6 per kilogram, bringing both flavour and nutrition to your meals with dishes. Grilled to perfection, zucchinis lend a delectable touch to your barbecue feast. Embrace the goodness of zucchinis, served hot or cold.

Plump cobs of golden-coloured, sweet corn are delicious and quick to cook. Corn on the cob only requires 4-5 minutes simmering in boiling water, 2 minutes in the microwave and 6-8 minutes on the barbecue. Pick up a few cobs this week for 80¢-$1.50 each. This Mexican sweetcorn & bean salad is a tasty family salad or lunch box meal.

Create a delicious salad by tossing warm or cold cooked pumpkin with crumbled feta, toasted pine nuts and wild rocket leaves. Grab a wedge of Jap pumpkin this week at an affordable price of $1.50 to $2.50 per kilo.

Kale stands out as a nutrient powerhouse, offering a wealth of vitamins such as C, E, and K, along with folate and beta-carotene. In addition to its crinkly leaves, this green leafy vegetable is a good source of iron and calcium. Kale is a thrifty buy at $2-$3 a bunch. Try this tasty green veggie, avocado & egg bowls.

Take advantage of the fantastic deal on brown onions from South Australia, priced between $2 and $4 per kilo. Elevate your culinary creations with the rich, sweet flavour of caramelized onions. Whether added to a pizza topping, served with sausages, or used in a flavourful tortilla.

Explore the great value of Asian leafy greens, including bok choy, choy sum, gai lum, and on choy (Kang Kong or water spinach), all priced at an affordable $1.50 to $3 per bunch. Enhance the healthiness, texture, and colour of your stir-fry by incorporating these vibrant greens.


Flowers Floral trends may change over time, but the timeless joy of embracing nature remains ever-fashionable. Take a stroll to your nearby florist and indulge in selecting your preferred colours and shapes to mix and match for a delightful experience.

For great value and seasonal favourites in January, consider options like flowering gum, available in vibrant red, orange, and lolly pink. Explore a diverse array, including sunflowers, crab claw, tuberoses, dahlias, sea holly, carnations, scabiosa, pineapple lilies, tiger lilies, sunflowers, pineapple lilies, gerberas, celosia, hydrangea, protea, local roses, and lisianthus.

Please note that the prices quoted in this report only apply for the current week and are subject to variation based on product variety, size, quality, and the trading area. For more information, please feel free to contact Sue Dodd, Marketing Consultant, at 0438725453

Published On 2024-01-22 15:46:00

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