Australia's Best Market Report 11.2.22

Australia's Best Market Report 11.2.22 Australia's Best Market Report 11.2.22

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What a cracking week it is to be in the fruit and veg world! 

Every year I'm baffled that within two months those little flowers that bloom on trees become beautiful apples that we eat. From Bilpin to Stanthorpe, we’re getting fresh Fujis and Galas so if you want your new season apples, now is the time to get your apples. And it’s also a grape week to be a grape! Whether for wine or eating, the grapes are stellar at the moment as multiple regions are winning across Australia with grapes. From QLD to NSW and down to SA, take your pick. The muscat grape is the sweetest unsung hero of the grapes. It’s floral on the tongue with white dust on the outside that comes from the bloom and when you eat them it’s like drinking a sweet glass of port that you stole from your mum’s cupboard. And if you’re looking for melons, you’ve got to Rock the Casaba melons this week for $2.99. These bright and delicious melons are coming from our mates in Griffith with 500 people and 5 million melons, they’re sweet and kids love them!

Figs are absolutely stunning and at 5 for $3.95 you need to get them in your cart while they’re soft and sweet. Figs shouldn’t be hard and are best eaten when they’re soft with a red middle and yellow circle in the centre as that’s the sticky nectar of the fig when they’re prime eating. So when you see that, you know you’ve got the world’s best fig!

I have to give a little shout out to the King of the plums, the Queen Garnet. Next week is her week. They are on a ticket at $9.95 for 500g. They're called the antioxidant plum for a reason. They're the darkest red fruit you can get and they're really good for your liver and your kidneys. Blueberries are still really good quality but the price is firm. They're coming from Tassie so they haven't been weather affected but there's not much about. They're spot picking strawberries as they have cut back the vine but they'll come back into flush in March.

In the veg world, you need to be thinking outside the box. From Jarrahdale pumpkins to sweet potatoes, there are great veggies to get creative with. While it may not feel like a good time to be turning up the heat to roast your veggies, you’ve gotta try the Jarrahdale pumpkins. They’re a blue pumpkin with fiery flesh and we’ve got them for $4.95.  So slice them up in little wedges and roast them in the oven covered with whatever your favourite herb, spices, olive oil, salt and pepper and roast them until they're crisp. Toss them in a salad with avocado, cranberries, goat cheese and pistachios and you've got all your veg on a plate without feeling hungry.

We’re finished with the royal blues and moving down to Robertson, NSW where they’re getting beautiful Dutch cream potatoes by the barrel. They're absolutely stellar. They are great for anything you want to cook mashed potato, boiled, roasted, chipping or fried. They are the all-rounder; they are the King of potatoes and at $3.99/kg you can’t beat it.

And to wrap up veg we’ve got the adorable new Tomberries! If cherry tomatoes had babies these would be it! They’re sweet and great for kids and snacking in general for $4.95 a punnet. 

In fish, we've got Sydney's line-caught flatheads so catch flathead and chuck it in your basket next week. The best way to cook flathead, you can do whatever you want, but I love it crumbed in a little bit of a little panko and shallow fried and you've got a kiddie favourite and a big daddy favourite.

Watch out for our new Delish Deli range that is being launched tomorrow. Sliced in house and sourced from local curators, we've got Australia's best deli range coming to you next week! 

SHOP OUR WEEKLY SPECIALS HERE








What a cracking week it is to be in the fruit and veg world! 

Every year I'm baffled that within two months those little flowers that bloom on trees become beautiful apples that we eat. From Bilpin to Stanthorpe, we’re getting fresh Fujis and Galas so if you want your new season apples, now is the time to get your apples. And it’s also a grape week to be a grape! Whether for wine or eating, the grapes are stellar at the moment as multiple regions are winning across Australia with grapes. From QLD to NSW and down to SA, take your pick. The muscat grape is the sweetest unsung hero of the grapes. It’s floral on the tongue with white dust on the outside that comes from the bloom and when you eat them it’s like drinking a sweet glass of port that you stole from your mum’s cupboard. And if you’re looking for melons, you’ve got to Rock the Casaba melons this week for $2.99. These bright and delicious melons are coming from our mates in Griffith with 500 people and 5 million melons, they’re sweet and kids love them!

Figs are absolutely stunning and at 5 for $3.95 you need to get them in your cart while they’re soft and sweet. Figs shouldn’t be hard and are best eaten when they’re soft with a red middle and yellow circle in the centre as that’s the sticky nectar of the fig when they’re prime eating. So when you see that, you know you’ve got the world’s best fig!

I have to give a little shout out to the King of the plums, the Queen Garnet. Next week is her week. They are on a ticket at $9.95 for 500g. They're called the antioxidant plum for a reason. They're the darkest red fruit you can get and they're really good for your liver and your kidneys. Blueberries are still really good quality but the price is firm. They're coming from Tassie so they haven't been weather affected but there's not much about. They're spot picking strawberries as they have cut back the vine but they'll come back into flush in March.

In the veg world, you need to be thinking outside the box. From Jarrahdale pumpkins to sweet potatoes, there are great veggies to get creative with. While it may not feel like a good time to be turning up the heat to roast your veggies, you’ve gotta try the Jarrahdale pumpkins. They’re a blue pumpkin with fiery flesh and we’ve got them for $4.95.  So slice them up in little wedges and roast them in the oven covered with whatever your favourite herb, spices, olive oil, salt and pepper and roast them until they're crisp. Toss them in a salad with avocado, cranberries, goat cheese and pistachios and you've got all your veg on a plate without feeling hungry.

We’re finished with the royal blues and moving down to Robertson, NSW where they’re getting beautiful Dutch cream potatoes by the barrel. They're absolutely stellar. They are great for anything you want to cook mashed potato, boiled, roasted, chipping or fried. They are the all-rounder; they are the King of potatoes and at $3.99/kg you can’t beat it.

And to wrap up veg we’ve got the adorable new Tomberries! If cherry tomatoes had babies these would be it! They’re sweet and great for kids and snacking in general for $4.95 a punnet. 

In fish, we've got Sydney's line-caught flatheads so catch flathead and chuck it in your basket next week. The best way to cook flathead, you can do whatever you want, but I love it crumbed in a little bit of a little panko and shallow fried and you've got a kiddie favourite and a big daddy favourite.

Watch out for our new Delish Deli range that is being launched tomorrow. Sliced in house and sourced from local curators, we've got Australia's best deli range coming to you next week! 

SHOP OUR WEEKLY SPECIALS HERE