Market Update Friday 14-6-24

Vegetables

Asparagus – Glamorous Kimberley is selling well.

Beans – KBs are top quality but prices are still high. We are still not happy with the pre-packed quality so please stick to buying loose!

Broccoli – Supply and prices are great.

Capsicum – Reds and Yellows are still high in price but supply seems to be getting better, hopefully lower prices will follow.

Garlic – We have to switched to Argentinian garlic. Quality is good but there might be the odd clove in a bulb.

Pumpkin – Jap and Butternut are cutting beautifully and price is down, perfect for winter sales.

Snows/Snaps – Supply and price is steady.

Tomatoes – The local shade house fruit we have been using is great, but prices are still ridiculous due to short supply across WA.

Fruit

Cherries – USA cherries are available and nice in 5kg boxes, price will gradually come down with each shipment.

Limes – We had a steady supply of Carnarvon fruit this week and we will continue to use that next week. E/S are still not sending much.

Lemons – We are using Twin Lakes at the moment but our favourite Weemala lemons will be in mid-week.

Melons – Rockmelon and Honey supply is now steady, prices should come down next week.

Pears – Prices aren’t coming down anytime soon.

Pomegranates – Nice local trays are still selling well.

Watermelon – Beautiful Kununurra fruit is in good supply.

Strawberries – Steady supply of local fruit. 500g Family Packs are available but they are more than twice the price of 250g.

USA Stonefruit – Yellow Peaches/Yellow Nectarines/White Nectarines & Donut Peaches – all are due in but we’re not sure if they will arrive in time for Monday, Full boxes only, no breakdown sorry.

 

Some photos from this week:

Roast Packs

Butternut Pumpkin                       Iced Broccoli

 

Californian Cherries

Local Lemons

Mandarin Update !!

Morning All

Just a quick update with mandarins, unfortunately this season has been terrible for Imperial Mandarins, the heat wave a couple of months ago caused massive flower drop so volume this season was very low, Moora Citrus usually harvest approx 1800 bins for packing, this year is was 90 bins, so by the time they put 1 load into Coles and Woolworths, the markets got next to nothing, and the other smaller growers also only had 1 or 2 drops, and quality wasn’t great.

We will now be sending out Local Clementine until the next variety starts, so no more Local Imperials unfortunately.

Also, a quick update with Packham Pears, this season is going to be tough, prices are $8+/kg, Bosch and Red Pears are still normal prices.

Have a great week everyone.

Regards,

Wes

Mandarin Update !!

Market Update Friday 7-6-24

Vegetables

Asparagus – Glamorous Kimberley has started.

Beans – KBs are still the best around, prices are still high. Pre-packed beans are still using small stringless which are breaking down quickly, please try to only order loose KBs for now.

Capsicum – Reds and Yellows are still an issue with supply and price. Greens seem to be OK at the moment.

Garlic – We will have some Australian garlic for next week, but we will have to switch to Argentinian after.

Pumpkin – Jap and Butternut quality and price is down, perfect for winter sales.

Snows/Snaps – Prices should come back midweek.

Tomatoes – Carnarvon quality was poor all week. We have a small shade house grower sending us tomatoes next week so hopefully their quality will be slightly better.

Fruit

Apples – Sundowner, Red Delicious (Hi Early), Fuji and Galas are available for some variety on the shelf, but some of the varieties only come in once a week. Order what you would like and we will let you know if they come in.

Cherries – USA cherries are available and nice in 5kg boxes, price will gradually come down with each shipment.

Limes – Supply was low all of this week and it will be worse next week due to all the rain in WA and QLD, please keep stock levels low.

Lemons – Twin lakes has started packing and quality is great.

Mandarins – Imperials are finishing up due to the rain around WA. We should be able to get enough stock in to fill orders next week.

Melons – Kununurra Rockmelon and Honeydew we great quality this week. There will be more next week.

Pears – Prices have gone up again and will probably stay there.

Pomegranates – Nice local trays are still selling well.

Watermelon – Kununurra is sending a striped variety which is the best eating fruit around. 

Strawberries – Local Wanneroo fruit is in good supply now, hopefully the long awaited rain we are getting will not have an impact.

 

Some photos from this week:

Kununurra Rockemelon

Large Green Skin Avocado

WA Avocado

Fuji Apple

Sundowner Apple

Red Delicious / Hi Early Apple

Royal Gala Apple

Cara Cara Oranges

Butternut Pumpkin

Lemons – Twin Lakes

Market Update Friday 31-5-24

Vegetables

Asparagus – Glamorous Kimberley has started.

Beans – We sent out KBs on Thursday and will continue to use them next week stringless get picked. Quality is great but slightly more expensive.

Capsicum – Reds and Yellows are still an issue with supply and price. Greens seem to be OK at the moment.

Garlic – Keep stock levels low. Supply is short and agents are trying to source from E/S and import which are up to 6 months old.

Pumpkin – Jap and Butternut quality and price is down, perfect for winter sales.

Snows/Snaps – Supply and quality has improves but prices haven’t changed.

Tomatoes – Quality is poor at the moment as only Carnarvon is sending fruit at the moment. E/S might come in next week.

Pre-Packed Corn is going to increase in price starting Monday.

Fruit

Cherries – USA cherries are available and nice in 5kg boxes.

Lemons – QLD still has the best fruit but we have some WA fruit coming next week. We will send some out if the quality is good enough.

Mandarins – Clementines are filling a majority of the markets. We can get some nice Moora imperials which are nicer but more expensive. We will be sending imperial unless you specify clementines on your order.

Melons – Kununurra Rockmelon and Honeydew are coming in next week but not much difference in price.

Pears – Packham Prices have been high lately and aren’t coming down soon but supply levels are ok.

Pomegranates – Nice local trays are selling well.

Watermelon – Nice Kununurra fruit should come down in price next week. 

Strawberries – Local Wanneroo fruit is in good supply now, hopefully the long awaited rain we are getting will not have an impact.

 

Some photos from this week:

Local Baby Egg Plant

Local Clementine Mandarins

USA Cherries

Gingin Pomegranates

QLD Grapefruit

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Carnarvon KB Beans

Market Update Friday 31-5-24

Tomato Quality 28-5-24

Morning Everyone

Unfortunately, local tomato season has finished, and we are on to Carnarvon season, so same as every year my blood pressure usually spikes about now, quality isn’t great and Carnarvon growers don’t care and grade their fruit like they should, we are hoping for some E/States tomatoes in the next couple of days to help with supply, so I apologize in advance for the quality.

Have a great week.

Regards,

Wes

Tomato Quality 28-5-24

Market Update Friday 24th May

Fruit

Avocado – We are now using Queensland fruit, which is slightly more expensive. Shepards are cheaper if you want but we do not recommend.

Bananas – prices still high and are ripening quickly.

Blueberries – no changes, local Jumbo fruit still getting $11-$12 each, but fruit is very good.

Cherries – USA are now available but will be at least $26/kg, 5kg boxes. Great quality.

Dates – P/P will not be available for a couple of months. 5kg bulk is still available.

Dragon Fruit – Red and White flesh has been coming in but usually sells quick, we will do our best to breakdown boxes but we can’t always do that.

Kiwi fruit – Beautiful new season Donnybrook kiwi fruit has started, very nice. Gold Kiwi Fruit loose and pre-packs are available.

Mandarins – Local clementines and imperials are nice but no large fruit yet.

Melons – Rockmelon and Honeydews will be very short for a few weeks, prices won’t come down until Kununurra kicks in.

Oranges – We are now using only Moora fruit, 13kg trays. Price hasn’t changed but should come down in a few weeks.

Pineapples – Queensland rains still causing problems, supply very short and prices increased this week.

Pinkladys – although new season, as usual growers not sending their best fruit in, quality just ok with some sugar bruising.

Strawberries – We sent out mostly Wanneroo fruit this week with good feedback. They should be ok for next week but we can still use SA fruit if local is short.

Watermelon – Ceres Kununurra watermelon is fantastic, prices firm.

 

Vegetables

Beans – I’m not happy with quality or price, very difficult line at the moment. A small number of KBs are coming in but we will only use these as a backup until stringless finish.

Burpless – cucumber supply is still short, prices up close to $4 each.

Broccoli – supply is steady.

Cabbages – supply has improved, and prices have eases, red and savoy still very short.

Cauliflowers – supply has improved, and prices have dropped, Canzirri 8 counts have been sensational this week again.

Capsicum Red/Yellow – Still extremely short in supply. We sent some slightly cheaper Carnarvon fruit out this week but not good enough for a shelf.

Eggs – supply is still poor. You might receive some 600g dozens rather 700g depending on what comes in.

Potato – All farms raised their prices last week and we have been getting cut-back slightly on supply.

Snow/Sugar – Local growers have started picking but volume very light, prices very firm.

Tomatoes – Supply is very short.

 

Have a great weekend everyone 😊

 

Wes

Market Update Friday 24th May

MARTINS PRODUCE PDF ORDER FORM

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Winners are Grinners AGAIN !!!!

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!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winners are Grinners!!!

Morning All

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.

 

On Friday night our Customer BG’s Farmstand Busselton took out WA BEST FRESH PRODUCE RETAILER OF THE YEAR “SMALL STORE”
Congratulations to Michael and Tonia, great achievement.
Martins Produce actually had all top 5 Finalist
BG’s Farmstand 1st
Hopetoun IGA
Cunderdin IGA
Narembeen IGA
Wagin Foodworks
Congratulations to our customers on making the final 5, and also a big well done and thank you to my awesome team here at Martins Produce, getting recognised like this really makes the very early mornings at the markets worth while, that is also 3 years in a row Martins Produce supplied shops have won this award !!!
We also had 3 of the top 6 finalist for a BEST REGIONAL STORE

We also had 3 of the top 6 Finalist for BEST REGIONAL STORE.

Have a great week.

Wes

Fruit and Veg Displays

Morning All

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

Wes