Personalities from Radio 4BC and Channel 7 dropped into the Brisbane Markets this morning to wish the Greek community “Yassou” and promote Paniyiri Greek Festival Weekend, starting on Saturday, 18 May.
There is an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables for the picking this week with prices falling on many kitchen favourites as supply outstrips demand.
Many vegetable favourites are more affordable with onions, potato, sweet potato, carrots, sweet corn, silverbeet and pumpkin at bargain prices.
Roasting up onions, pumpkin, sweet potato and potatoes could be one of the cheapest meals on the menu at the moment with these hard lines extraordinarily cheap.
Prices remain firm on most vegetable categories, and while you may have to pay a bit more than usual now, new season crops are expected to bolster stocks and reduce prices within a fortnight.
Some vegetable prices have eased this week with many family favourites still remaining more costly than usual but they are still affordable.
Last month’s rains, that affected planting around the state, have left a supply gap resulting in higher prices on some of our most popular vegetable lines until stocks catch up with the demand.
Autumn has arrived, bringing a chill to mornings and evenings, and spurring us on to whip up warming, nourishing dishes.
Vegetables will cost more with fewer supplies having made their way to the Brisbane Markets over the Easter break but prices are expected to drop as more stocks arrive.
Easter may be associated with chocolate but there is plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable variety to cook up something healthy for family and visitors over the holiday long weekend.
There is ample fresh produce to be found for your shopping basket this week but you may have to pay a bit extra for the best fruit as a range of mixed quality produce hits the shelves.
Salad and most vegetable items are rising in price after weeks of wet conditions take their toll on fresh produce quality but there are still bargains to be found.
Prices have started to rise on some fruit and vegetables as rains continue to cause havoc along the east coast of Australia but there is still plenty of variety and no hint of shortages
One of Brisbane’s newest greengrocer outlets, owned by one our city’s most established fruiterer families, has proven it is the pick of the bunch by taking out the Brisbane Produce Market’s 2013 Retailer of the Year award.
No matter what part of South East Queensland you live in, you could be shopping at an award winning greengrocer, with 25 finalists announced in the Brisbane Produce Market Retailer of the Year competition.
There is some surprisingly good quality fresh produce on your greengrocer’s shelves despite the torrential rains along Australia’s east coast.
The continual rains along Australia’s east coast have not slowed down the production of fresh produce with some bargains on the shelves despite heavy losses in some flooded regions.
Some weathered produce is making it to your greengrocer’s shelves this week but there is still an abundance of fruit and vegetables available despite rain damage along Australia’s east coast.
In spite of the destruction that ex-Cyclone Oswald recently left in its path, two of our favourite fruits – mangoes and melons – look to remain in good supply.
Brisbane Markets wholesalers collected more than 40 tonnes of fresh produce within two hours this morning to send it to the devastated Bundaberg region as a show of support.
Prices are firming on most fresh produce and quality is certainly affected by torrential rains along Australia’s east coast but there are still ample supplies at the Brisbane Produce Market.
The Brisbane Markets will continue trading as normal, with no flood inundation of the site and no significant direct impact from the Australian Day long weekend torrential rain and winds.
There is now no current threat of any level of water inundation of the Brisbane Markets.
Wholesalers are trading this morning from the Brisbane Produce Market’s Rocklea site with an abundance of fruit and vegetables available to keep Queensland and northern NSW stocked with fresh produce.
The current situation is that no flood water has entered the Markets as yet.
Brisbane Produce Market is expected to remain accessible from flood waters on Tuesday, 29 January, with limited trading from the Rocklea site.
A cyclone bearing down on North Queensland will temporarily firm banana, mango and paw paw prices but there is still an abundance of cheap fresh produce on your greengrocer’s shelves.
Australia Day falls on Saturday, 26 January this year, so Brisbane Markets’ Rocklea site will be closed for the public holiday on Monday, 28 January 2013.
The heat has affected the quality and price of most fruit and vegetables this week but with the abundance of product on offer it’s still affordable to fill your shopping basket.
Sunshine Coast greengrocer Buderim Fruit & Veg has been named the Brisbane Produce Market Retailer of the Month for December 2012, with the award recognising its excellence in customer service.