24 - 30 JULY 2023
Smooth and ultra creamy, Hass avocados are perfect for enhancing your morning toast or trying our delightful avocado, ricotta & tomato smash-on-toast recipe. They also make an excellent addition to lunchbox sandwiches, salads, and dips! Hass Avo's are $1.50-$3 each.
With a wide variety of apples available, you will indeed find the perfect apple for every family member. If you're in the mood for baking, make an apple & golden syrup pudding using these Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples. Depending on the variety, apple prices range from $3-$9 a kilo.
The citrus season is still going strong, offering high-quality Navel, Dolci and blood oranges, tangelos and mandarins at your local greengrocer. Pack them in your kids' lunchboxes for a refreshing snack, or bring them to weekend sporting events to keep everyone happy and hydrated. Citrus prices range from $3-$7 a kilo. There is a lot of smaller-sized fruit this season.
For something a little different, try dekopon, also known as Sumo, which originates from Japan and is a sweet hybrid variety of a satsuma mandarin. It has a coarse peddled orange-coloured rind with a distinct top knot at the stem end. They are easy to peel and have large, juicy, extra-sweet segments with a nice tang and a flavour reminiscent of mandarin—priced at $3.50-$4.50 each.
This week's Queensland-grown passionfruit is of exceptional quality. Passionfruits' rich and juicy flavour makes them an ideal addition to breakfast yoghurts, or try this delectable orange & passionfruit self-saucing pudding for your baking adventures. Passionfruit are $1-$2 each; save more with multi-buy specials from your local greengrocer.
The winter crop of strawberries is plentiful and tastes excellent. Enjoy them as a delicious snack or a delightful topping for cereal, yoghurt, or ice cream. You can also incorporate them into baked goods like rhubarb & strawberry muffins for a lovely treat. Strawberries are $3-$6 a punnet, depending on variety, size and quality.
Boost your immunity during colder months by incorporating lemons into your meals. Lemons can elevate the flavours of various dishes, from enhancing the taste of salads and seafood to adding a tangy twist to your favourite desserts. For a warm, comforting lunch or starter, try the Greek lemon & chicken soup. Juicy lemons are $4-$6 a kilo.
Abundant and flavour-packed, capsicums are a fantastic way to enhance your winter curries, stews, and pies. Take advantage of Aussie-grown red capsicums, retailing at $3-$5 a kilo at your local greengrocer.
Brussels sprouts are a favourite, and try turning them into Brussels sprouts, chia & parmesan fritters perfect for enjoying hot or popping into school lunch boxes. For a quick option, steam Brussels sprouts and top with grated cheddar cheese. Brussels sprouts are $4-$5 for 500g.
Spinach, silverbeet, and kale are in abundance and are perfect for adding more vegetables to your diet. Whether you blend them into a green smoothie, use them to top your morning eggs on toast, or take it up a notch and enjoy sauteed greens with eggs, mint & feta, the possibilities are endless with these vibrant greens. These leafy greens are $2-$4 a bunch.
Kumara (Orange Sweet Potato): A great buy this week, Kumara is an excellent winter vegetable containing vitamin A, promoting eye and immune system health. Indulge in the flavourful kumara soup with lemongrass, chilli & coconut to warm up. Kumara is a thrifty buy at $2-$3 a kilo.
Mushrooms are an excellent year-round option, especially for vegans, as they are a natural source of vitamin D, potassium, copper, iron, and phosphorus. Add them to your diet for $11-$14 a kilo this week.
Packed with nutrients, broccoli is a must-have for winter. Enjoy broccoli in salads, stir-fries, and soups or toss into a pasta dish. The kids will relish this delicious broccoli pesto & chorizo penne. Add a sprinkling of red chilli flakes to the pasta just before serving to spice it up. This week, Broccoli is a top buy at $3 -$5 a kilo.
Celebrate healthy Asian greens this week and stir-fry some Bok Choy or Chinese Broccoli for a nutrient-packed meal. Bok Choy is $2-$2.50 a bunch, or Chinese Broccoli (gai lum) is $2.50-$3. Look for multi-buy specials to save more.
Beetroots are also rich in antioxidants and dietary fibre, promoting overall well-being and supporting digestive health. Their sweet and earthy flavour adds a unique twist to salads, soups, and roasted dishes. Grab a bunch of beetroot for $4-$5, or buy larger bulbs by the kilo for $4-$5.
Indulge in this season's chestnuts by roasting them in the oven, stove-top, or open fire for the perfect winter treat. They also make an excellent addition to any Christmas in July celebration. Chestnuts are $12-$18 a kilo, depending on size.
Head to your local greengrocer to get these fresh, flavourful, nutritious ingredients to elevate your cooking this week!
Exquisite seasonal blooms are in season, including ranunculi, vibrant daffodils, and fragrant jonquils in white and yellow hues. Experience the beauty of flowering blossoms, delicate carnations, and freesias alongside the elegance of tulips and cymbidium orchids. For those seeking delightful scents, take home bundles of lavender, hyacinth, and oriental lilies. Enjoy the beauty of stock, Geraldton wax, kale, snapdragons, poppies, wattle, and bud magnolias. There is a floral paradise waiting to be discovered at your local florist.
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 2023-07-25 11:03:00Print Page