Albies Providores Market Report
22nd to 29th September 2020
Artichokes – Season is going well for Globe and Jerusalems. Babies are available.
Beans – All varieties are improving. Was a little touch and go. Broads are great!
Beetroot – Quality and price has improved for all.
Bok Choy – Baby is looking great.
Brussel Sprouts – Quality is good, but coming to an end. Purples not around.
Broccoli and Broccolini – Quality and price is great at the moment.
Cabbage – Prices good. Quality is great. Red is great.
Capsicum – Red and Green stocks are low and prices has slightly increased due to the colder weather recently. We should see improvements in a few weeks.
Carrots – Looking good at the moment. From babies to large. Heirlooms are great.
Cauliflower – Good supply. Fioretto/ Cauliflower Blossom is in and fantastic at the moment.
Celery – Price and quality is good.
Celeriac – Great at the moment.
Chillies – Plenty of varieties are available. Contact us for a full list!
Choko – Good at the moment. Getting popular.
Corn – Prices are starting to improve. Supplies are increasing. Though baby corn is short supply.
Cucumber – Cucumbers are doing well at the moment. Prices have come down.
Eggplant – Good quality but prices are a little high. Supplies coming in from Victoria.
Fennel – Supplies from Victoria are great and prices are steady. Baby is excellent.
Garlic and Ginger – Imported garlic (peeled) is limited and expensive due to the imports from overseas. Local garlic is available and bunches too. Black and Smoked garlic is available. Ginger has a bump in price. Possibly limited supply at times. Garlic shoots are available
Hazelnuts – Fresh are in supply.
Kale – Is improving from the recent cold weather. Kalettes are on the way out
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 – Still a short supply on most mushrooms.
Onions – The recent season has finished and the new season is flooding in. Quality and price should great.
Parsnip, Turnips and Swedes – Prices are steady. Quality is good. Parsnip is great. Swedes taste great at the moment.
Peas – Some varieties are limited. Local snow peas are about.
Potatoes – Potatoes are going great. Ask ahead if need any special varieties.
Pumpkin – Supplies are amazing. 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.
Silverbeet – Great at the moment.
Taro – In good supply. Jap too.
Tomatoes – Queensland season has started, and quality and supply is improving. Prices should also. Cherries are great. Heirlooms might be up!
Witlof – Quality is average. Red is high price!
Wombok – Good supply and quality. Baby wombok is about.
Zucchini – Supplies are great. Prices should be good. Flowers and stems are great too!
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, but definitely improving. The harvest from the recent season is lower than expected.
Bananas – Supplies and prices from Queensland are good. Banana leaves have improved.
Blackberries – Supply is improving. Prices reflect this.
Blueberries – Quality is great!
Durian – Available.
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 great supply.
Kiwifruit – Greens and Golds are good.
Lemon – Supply is started to slow.
Lime – Still high in price at the moment. Due an early picking this season. PRICES IMPROVING
Mango – The first from the Northern Territory are in for the season! Australian KPs are here.
Mandarins – Australian mandarins are good. In season from now till October. Imperials from Queensland coming in.
Melons – Rock and Honeys have increased in price and quality/ size has decreased. From the colder conditions up north. Watermelon Seedless quality and price is getting better.
Oranges – Great quality at the moment. Blood Oranges are low supply.
Papaya – In good supply and have excellent quality and value. Green Papaya is also available.
Passion fruit – Quality is good. Supplies are good.
Pears – Corella and Packham are good at the moment.
Pineapples – Topless are in. Supply and prices are getting better due to the conditions up north.
Pomegranate – Supplies dropping as the season finishes and the imports from American start to come in.
Quince – In good supply.
Raspberries – Good Quality. Prices high.
Rhubarb – Good at the moment.
Strawberries – Quality is great as are prices.
Tangelo – In supply.
Tangerine – Looking good.
Tamarillo – Locals available.