6 - 12 May update Sydney Market that includes availability and price of seasonal fruits, vegetables and flowers. Also includes recipe suggestions.



Discover the allure of quinces, priced at $7-$8 per kilo. Though akin to apples and pears, they shine when cooked. Try wrapping them in foil with butter and honey, then bake for tender perfection. Explore our spiced quince recipe for an unforgettable culinary journey. Elevate every moment with the enchanting flavours of quinces.

Juicy Imperial mandarins from Queensland and South Australia are ripe and ready to enjoy. Easy to peel and loaded with vitamin C, this week's fruit retails at $3-$7 a kilo, depending on size.

Nothing beats freshly squeezed orange juice for flavour. New-season Australian-grown navel oranges are now available and bursting with tangy flavour. You will find navel oranges for $3-$6 a kilo.

Upgrade your breakfast with homemade smashed avocado on toast! Snap up the last of the Reed avocados, or opt for the Shepard or Hass varieties. Avocados are priced at $2-$4 each. Add lemon juice for freshness and pair it with feta cheese, grilled prosciutto, chilli, poached eggs, and rocket.

Pears are a naturally sweet snack. They add sweetness and crunch to a salad and, when poached or roasted, make elegant desserts. The fruit is ready to eat when it yields to gentle pressure at the stem end. Use firm pears for cooking. Beurru Bosc and Packham pears are $3-$5 a kilo, depending on variety and size.

For something a bit different, try Piqa Boo pear? This pear has a classic pear shape with beautiful orangey-red skin; it has a crisp texture when eaten firm, but it’s similar to William’s pears when allowed to soften. Piqa Boo pears are available at quality greengrocers for $10-$15 a kilo.

Have you sampled Sassy apples? They're the freshest addition at your nearby greengrocer. Sassy apples offer pure satisfaction in every bite with their delightful crunch and striking deep red colour. Their unique conical shape and intense ruby hue give them a bold, eye-catching personality that will stand out in the store. Expect to pay around $7.99 a kilo or around $1.80 each.

Sweet persimmons (Fuyu variety) are an autumn treat, priced at $4 to $15 per kilo, depending on quality and size. Enjoy them firm and crisp like an apple, or let them ripen for a softer texture. The flavour of sweet persimmons develops when left at room temperature for a few days, and their thin, edible skin softens. Add sliced persimmons to salads with hazelnuts and salad greens, or enjoy them alongside a ripe brie or camembert cheese.



Look specials on 1-kilo bags of brown onions at $1.50-$3 a kilo. Onions have antibacterial and antiviral properties that can help boost the immune system and reduce the risk of infections. Slow-cooking onions over low heat until they are brown and caramelised can bring out their natural sweetness and add depth of flavour to dishes like soups, stews, and sandwiches.

Jerusalem artichokes have an interesting nutty flavour and a texture similar to a potato. Ideal for soups, they are also delicious roasted. Select firm, smooth, even-sized artichokes free of soft spots. Scrub well or peel before cooking. At $10-$15 a kilo, they are a tasty treat.

Select vibrant green broccoli with firm, tightly packed florets. The tiny buds in the florets should not have opened or flowered. Broccoli is $5-$7 a kilo. Whip up a pot of spicy broccoli & chilli soup.

Brussels sprouts are a good source of vitamins and can build immunity against winter colds and flues. For something slightly different, finely shred Brussels sprouts and stir-fry with chopped bacon, pinenuts, and garlic. Brussels sprouts are sold loose and in packs of 300g for around $4.

Fennel adds a vibrant Mediterranean flair to fall recipes. Enjoy its crisp, refreshing, raw taste to benefit digestion. When cooked, its aniseed flavour becomes milder. Incorporate fennel into salads, pasta, or roasted dishes. At $2.50-$2 per head, it's a fantastic addition to your shopping list.

Add chestnuts to your shopping list. Supplies and quality are excellent, and prices range from $5-$15 a kilo. Once cooked, their creamy-white flesh is similar in texture to a roast potato with a delicate, sweet, nutty flavour. Try chestnuts cooked and removed from their hard shell, then stir-fried or add to casseroles, meat stuffings, pasta filling or puree to use in cakes and desserts. 11 tasty ways to make the most of chestnuts

Celery is economical, healthy and discreetly delicious. Raw celery is crisp, tasty and low in kilojoules. Serve celery sticks with peanut butter, whip up a creamy celery soup or add flavour and fibre to hearty winter soups with celery. Celery is $1.50-$4 a bunch, depending on size.

Machine-harvested green beans are $6-$8 (which is good value), and handpicked beans are $10-$16 a kilo. Bright and brimming with flavour, beans can be boiled or steamed until tender, then tossed with olive oil, sautéed garlic, and finely grated lemon zest.

Orange-fleshed sweet potato, also known as kumara good value at $2.50-$4 a kilo. Delicious mashed, diced and roasted or baked in peeled chunks, kumara has a pleasant, sweet flavour. Purple and white-fleshed sweet potatoes retail at $5-$7 a kilo. Try this delicious brunch kumara, spinach & bacon hash with eggs & feta.


Flowers Brighten your mum's day with a stunning bouquet of fresh flowers. Dive into the world of Chrysanthemums by exploring our article "Five Different Types of Mums," which delves into their various types and colour meanings. Your local florist is stocked with top-quality blooms, ready to craft a unique bouquet just for your mom. This week's highlights include local Spider Chrysanthemums, Ping Pong Chrysanthemums, Ornamental Kales, Stock, Parrot Tulips, Hyacinths, Carnations, Lisianthus, Tiger Lilies, Roses, Black Calla Lilies, Silver Dollar Gum, Orchids, and Celosia.

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 2024-05-06 16:28:29

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