Market Update Friday 16-2-2024
Blueberries – supply has been poor this week with local growers all finished for the season, Tasmanian and NZ fruit isn’t great and shelf life will be poor.
Nectarines/Plums/peaches – coming to an end, heat has really taken its toll. White Flesh Nectarines are finished.
Navels – we have been using USA fruit all week, fruit is firm, and taste just OK for Imported fruit, unfortunately you will get the odd bad piece of fruit, we do lift lids and check most boxes but sometimes fruit can turn very quickly.
Lemons – a mixture between Imported and some Queensland also coming through, prices still very high.
Strawberries – Supply very short and prices are high, shelf life will be poor, buyer beware.
Watermelon – has taken a hit from heat and prices have spiked.
Rockmelons – we are picking through different growers finding fruit that cuts consistently, prices up.
Mangoes – Kiett variety has now started but prices are very expensive, fruit eating very nice.
Pomegranate – local fruit has now started, trays of 20 counts.
Apples – I know its hard to get customers to stop buying Pinklady apples, but they really are looking 12 months old now, Gala are new season and definitely the way to go.
Snow Peas & Sugar Snaps – although very expensive, quality a lot better this week.
Broccolini – only 1 grower available and Broccolini is slightly yellow.
Iceberg Lettuce – hearts are smaller than usual, but you can all guess why, doing our best.
Ice Broccoli – only 1 grower supplying the markets, heat has destroyed crops, paying over $60/box ☹
Burpless – finally some good burpless around but prices are up, quality is sensational.
Tomatoes – we have been using South West fruit this week which has been a lot better.
Zucchinis – quality has been very average.
Capsicums – yellow and red have been glasshouse, also starting Monday we have some nice south west glasshouse green capsicum 😊.
That’s about it, have a great weekend everyone and stay cool.
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Winners are Grinners AGAIN !!!!
On Friday night at The Crown Ballroom, Cunderin IGA took out BEST SMALL STORE FRUIT AND VEG at the 2021 WA Fruit and Veg awards, well done Jayson Goldson and his team.
This is a big achievement for Martins Produce, our shops have won this award 4 years in a row, considering there is over 400 shop nominees every year this is a massive achievement.
Well done to my awesome team here at Martins Produce, led by Brayden Munro and Lindsay Yates, all the very early mornings and hard work makes everything worth while when your Customers win these awards, so well done Boys. It has been a very difficult year with supply, with COVID affecting growers finding workers, add in an extra wet winter and several severe hail storms, we have really had to work hard and be ahead of the market, to make sure we can get supply for our awesome Customers.
WELL DONE TEAM!!!
Below is just some of the awesome work Jayson does with his shop at IGA CUNDERDIN 🙂
Winners are Grinners!!!
On Friday night our Customer BG’s Farmstand Busselton took out WA BEST FRESH PRODUCE RETAILER OF THE YEAR “SMALL STORE ”
So congratulations to Michael and Tonia, great achievement.
We also had 3 of the top 6 Finalist for BEST REGIONAL STORE.
Have a great week.
Fruit and Veg Displays
Please see below some display ideas, there are many ways you can present your produce, have a look and see if there’s any ideas you can try in your displays.
The more time you can put into your displays, you will see the results in your sales, if you have produce breaking down, please get it off the shelf and sell at a discounted price so you don’t stop sales.
Have a great week
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS!!!!!!
Well done to my amazing team at Martins Produce!!
Supplier to the winner of WA’s Best Small Store Fruit and Veg Award for the second year running.
Out of 280 nominees we had 2 shops make the final 5
CUNDERDIN IGA – WINNER !!!!!
BG’S FARMSTAND BUSSELTON
Congratulations to both shops on an amazing job with your fruit and veg, a lot of hard work so well done!!!
We had Wagin Foodworks win the same award last year so its a big thrill and very rewarding for all the early mornings and hard work.
Now lets make it a 3 in a row next year 🙂
Cunderdin IGA 2019 Winners !!!
Wagin Foodworks 2018 Winners !!!
Please see below what a great job Jayson from IGA Cunderdin is doing with his display, obviously it takes a lot of time and work but the end result looks great, well done Jayson !!!