Albies Providores Market Report
4th to 11th August 2020
Artichokes – Globe and Jerusalems are in. Peak season. Babies are available.
Bananas – Supply has improved. Also has prices.
Beans – Supply from Victoria increasing across all types and improving slowly. Prices are heading down. Broads are great.
Beetroot – Quality and price has improved. Larges are great.
Bok Choy – Baby is looking great.
Brussel Sprouts – Quality is good. Prices are good. Purples are in.
Broccoli and Broccolini – Broccoli supply is increasing. Quality is great at the moment. Purple Broccolini is here.
Cabbage – Prices are heading down. Quality is good. Red is great.
Capsicum – Red and Green stocks are low and prices has slightly increased due to colder weather recently. We should see improvements in a few weeks.
Carrots – Looking good at the moment. From babies to large.
Cauliflower – Good supply. Fioretto, also known as Cauliflower Blossom is in.
Celery – Prices are becoming steady and supply getting better.
Celeriac – Great at the moment. Perfect time.
Chillies – Plenty of varieties are available. Contact us for a full list!
Choko – Good at the moment. Getting popular.
Corn – Prices are still very high. Due to colder than usual growing conditions in Queensland.
Cucumber – Lebanese cucumber has jumped up in price. Instead use telegraph as price has decreased.
Eggplant – Good quality but prices are a little high. Supplies coming in from Victoria.
Fennel – Supplies from Victoria are great and prices are steady. Finger Fennel is good at the moment.
Garlic and Ginger – Imported garlic (peeled) is VERY LIMITED and expensive due to the imports from overseas. Local garlic is available but low supply. Black and Smoked garlic is available. Ginger has a bump in price. Possibly limited supply at times.
Kale – Is improving from the recent cold weather. Kalettes should be in. Cavlo Nero is low supply. Mixed boxes of leaves available.
Leeks – Prices are up! and on on the small side.
Lettuce – Prices have improved. Supplies are increasing all round. Iceberg is up. Raddicho from Victoria is spot on. Cos' price is improving. Iceberg is great.
Mushrooms – Most are good. Small fields are good. Portabellos and Enoki are low supply/ Price up. Slippery Jacks, Browns, Wood Ears, Oysters, Shemji small and large, King Browns in good supply. Pines finishing up. Nameko in a couple of weeks. Porcini shortly. Chestnut mushrooms Sept/ Oct.
Onions – Round & Banana Eschallots, Cipollini are available. Queensland Large Brown are limited. Spanish steady as usual. Spring Onions supplies are low.
Parsnip, Turnips and Swedes – Prices are steady. Quality is good. Parsnip is great.
Peas – Some varieties are limited. Snow peas have increased in price and low supply. Sugar Snaps are also low or zero for the next week or two.
Potatoes – Prices are steady. Chats are looking good.
Pumpkin – Supplies are increasing. Jap, Blue and Butternut are very good. All varieties about.
Radish – Supplies are strong for red and mixed varieties. Daikon is around.
Spaghetti Squash – Great at the moment.
Sweet Potato – In good supply at the moment. Very good.
Stinging Nettle – Available.
Tomatoes – Queensland season has started, but colder than usual conditions have caused roma and round tomatoes supply to decease and the price to increase. Heirloom tomatoes are going well.
Witlof – Looking good at the moment.
Wombok – Good supply and quality. Baby wombok is about.
Zucchini – Supplies are great. Prices should be good.
Micro Herbs and Flowers – They are looking good. Still contact us in advance if your kitchen needs anything special.
Avocados – Prices have gone up slightly. The harvest from the recent season is lower than expected.
Bananas – Supplies from Queensland are good. Banana leaves have improved. And prices are getting better.
Blackberries – Supply is improving Prices reflect this.
Blueberries – Prices are still up, but on the mend. Growing has increased.
Chestnuts – Doing very well at the moment.
Dragon fruit – In supply.
Grapes – Local and Imported in supply. Crimson, Black Muscat, Thompson, Sapphire, Sultana and seedless types are all in. Greens season is coming to a close.
Grapefruit – In good supply.
Kiwifruit – New Zealand season is finishing and Italian season is coming in. Greens and Golds around. Kiwi Berries are done. Reds might still be in. Ask first.
Lemon – Supplies improving with quality. Prices are getting better. Myers are / might be about this week! Bergamots coming.
Lime – VERY high in price at the moment. Due an early picking this season.
Logan – Available.
Mandarins – Australian mandarins are perfect at the moment. In season from now till October. Imperials from Queensland coming in slow.
Melons – Rock and Honeys have increased in price from the colder conditions up north.
Oranges – Great quality at the moment. Blood Oranges are great!
Papaya – In good supply and have excellent quality and value. Green Papaya is also available.
Passion fruit – Quality is good. Supplies are good.
Pears – Nashi, Corella, Williams, Packham and Buerru Bosc are all good at the moment.
Persimmons – In season. Most varieties are about, The common Hachiya and Fuyu are around. Soft and hard.
Pineapples – Weather up North is cold and wet. This is reducing the supply and bringing prices up.
Pomegranate – Supplies are up and down at the moment. Mostly good.
Quince – In good supply.
Raspberries – Good Quality. Prices high.
Rhubarb – Good at the moment.
Strawberries – Quality is good. Supplies are improving. Prices are on the way down.
Tangerine – Looking good.
Tamarillo – Locals available.