Market Update Thursday 12/5/22

Written by martins-produce | Posted on 12 May 2022

Market Update Thursday 12/5/22










Market Update Thursday 12/5/22

We have received correspondence from a few suppliers/growers recently advising of price increases. They note that the increases are due to :-higher fuel costs, big jumps in fertilizer costs and higher wages cost. Onions/ Potatoes and leaf line growers most affected.


Apples – Pink Lady Apples are tasting a lot better this week so time to stock those shelves

Apple Toffee – Toffee Apples have started for the season, but not available every market, we will carry orders over

Avocado’s – still dribs and drabs of local fruit coming in, if so we will use local, otherwise it will be Queensland Hass

Banana’s – Cold weather in Queensland has caused major banana shortage, prices are up and will keep climbing next week 🙁

Blueberries – there might be a small gap as local fruit has stopped growing with cold morning, NZ fruit definitely not good enough to send

Feijoa – local fruit is just starting to trickle into the markets, full trays only 5kg

Grapes – Reds only 1-2 weeks left and whites about a month left. Good white seedless back up in price, anything cheaper is breaking down and splitting

Kiwi Fruit – Plenty of Local fruit around now and pre packs available every day, Pre-packs also available

Mandarins – we now have local Clementine’s and small numbers of imperials available, imperial numbers will pick up next week

Oranges – everyone will be getting Moora Navels moving forward, these actually taste like oranges yah 🙂

Pineapples – Numbers remain very short, we have been using some nice Golds 

Plums – Its about time we stop sending these, even though still available fruit is getting old and will break down pretty quick

Strawberries – Local season has started but only small volume, prices are $5+, expect cutbacks to start with







Asparagus – we have stopped sending Mexican bunches out as these are not holding up, Loose Carnarvon Asparagus has now started so we will only be sending this out, prices $25+/kg. Stock currently very short

Beans – beans are very short and some floors are charging $18+/kg

Broccolini – is still extremely short and prices up, cut backs may occur, head sizes are a bit smaller

Burpless Cucumber –  will be up in price as the cooler weather slows the growth down, only a few growers left, we’ve lost too many good growers

Lebanese Cucumber – prices are at an all time high, I cant but any lebs for under $12/kg, most growers have stopped growing

Capsicum – all glasshouse prices are firm, usually this time of year when local Glasshouse Growers are coming to the end, we swap over to Geraldton Capsicums, unfortunately Geraldton have sold their land and are no longer growing Capsicums, Carnarvon isn’t quite ready so prices will be extremely high for a few weeks

Cauliflowers – farms are struggling to harvest these with staff issues plus some growers between patches, prices $6 +

Lettuce – Prices are over $30 a crate, Two of our largest growers are struggling with Covid issues and will be light on in supply for several weeks, cold morning are also not helping

Pumpkins – Quality is sensational on Jap and Butternut coming in from the South West, Beautiful clean, good size heads

Swedes/Turnips – both lines very short, Swedes may be unavailable some markets

Mushrooms – prices are up on premium buttons, local farm lost 400 tonne with a freak accident with a car ploughing through their main shed, one thing after another 🙁 We may see some small relief in about 2 weeks provided nothing else goes wrong

Rhubarb – some nice local rhubarb coming through but prices are very high

Tomatoes – as we near the end of local season you will get a mixture of local and E/states fruit, Carnarvon season not quite ready

Potatoes – Potatoes across the board have gone up approx. 10-12%, 4kg spuds now $4+ each, still cheap when you work out kg price

Herbs – some herb lines will tighten up this week because of the colder weather, Basil and Parlsey will be the worse






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