The cooler weather has firmed the price of Asian vegetables, broccoli, silverbeet, spinach, corn, pumpkin and zucchinis but there are still plenty of cheaper vegetable options available.
Watch for specials on potatoes, onions, sweet potato, snow peas, cabbage, carrots, leeks, fennel, celery and cauliflower.
Capsicums are varied in price and quality. Machine picked beans are better value than the higher priced handpicked ones. Peas are now in season.
In the salad lines, lettuce and salad mixes are value for money.
Avocado varieties of hass and wurtz have firmed in price, as have all tomato categories but they are quality eating. Cucumbers are reasonably priced.
It’s citrus time of year with all varieties, including hickson and the last of the imperial mandarins, navel oranges and lemons of great value, although limes have firmed in price.
Queensland strawberries are in season, moderately priced, and are the pick of the berry range with blueberries and raspberries expensive.
Look for crimson seedless grapes, pineapples, Australian kiwi fruit, apples and pears for the best prices and eating.
Rockmelon and watermelon are expensive and varied in quality. Papaw and both cavendish and lady finger bananas varieties have firmed in price.