Market Update Friday 24-6-22

Written by martins-produce | Posted on 24 June 2022

Market Update Friday 24-6-22

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unfortunately the market is extremely short on many many lines, prices are at all time high, our job has become very difficult to fill all orders and things wont be getting better any time soon, Growers are screaming for staff , all we can do is our best, I hate charging the prices we are, but we are working on minimal mark ups % because things are just too expensive.
 

FRUIT

Apples – Pink Lady’s are very good eating and colour. Kanzi apples are coming in scratched and bruised now, we recommend switching to pink lady’s. also new season Hi early available

Avocado – Local fruit not expected until August, QLD fruit comes in backwards so please keep out of the cool room until they ripen a bit

Blueberries – New season local fruit eat well but very expensive at $11/pun (Retail in Perth $15.99). Price expected to start coming back in just over a week

Grapes – Red Seedless Grapes have now finished, White should finish next week, Mexican Grapes due within 2 weeks

Grapefruit – Very nice pink grapefruit available every market 

Lemons – we are using very nice WA Lemons, prices firm

Mandarins – Imperial Mandarins have been great but prices are firm, growers wont send fruit unless we pay more

Melons – Very nice honey dew and rockmelons arriving from up north. Watermelon price high with not much arriving

Oranges – Local Moora fruit has been eating very well, waiting for some good Bindoon fruit to start

Pineapples – Fruit remains extremely hard to get a hold of. Some growers fruit not cutting well so they’ve just stopped sending, might be a good idea to stop buying, Canned Industry taking any pineapple they can get their hands on

Spring Onions – Unfortunately very expensive everywhere right now, even if we were to use the cheaper growers there would only be about 10c difference so it’s just not worth it for the quality at this point

Stone Fruit – The USA stone fruit has arrived but is already going soft and breaking down so we won’t be sending any out. Also very expensive at $17/kg

Strawberries – Fruit should now slowly start coming back in price, quality hasn’t been perfect but taste is also getting better each week

 

 

 

VEGETABLES

Asparagus – Import bunches only for now, quality hasn’t been very good. Kimberley loose asparagus is due to start late next week

Beans – Good Stringless grower has now finished. Only one good KB grower picking

Broccoli – some big local Bunch Broccoli has started in Bins of 100 or crates of 10

Broccolini – Supply has picked up but cut back may still apply some markets

Capsicums – We are now getting some cheaper Carnarvon red caps in. Quality not as good for the shelf but if you need a cheaper option please let us know. Very nice Green caps coming through

Cauliflowers – Great big Canzirri 8 counts have just started, we are very happy with the quality

Leeks – Good size and very clean 20 count boxes, make the most of the special next week!

Mushrooms – very short across the board, haven’t seen loose swiss browns for 2 weeks now but we have been able to get a few pre pack trays of 6 if needed

Potatoes – Numbers still very short across the board, we are getting cut back some markets but just managing to fill orders

Snow Peas/Sugar Snaps – Still not a lot of good quality around the markets. Price remaining high

Squash – Most agents are saying we now won’t see squash for at least a month, we have one that is hoping for some sooner but no guarantees

Tomatoes – The good Carnarvon grower ‘Cosh’ has now started, fruit is coming in backwards and very little local available. We will do our best to find good quality with enough colour

 

Herbs – Basil ($40+/kg) and Coriander ($28+/kg) is extremely short, there is a lot of average quality around so we need to pay more

 

Have a great weekend Everyone 🙂

Wes

 

 

Market Update Friday 24-6-22

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