Bargains found in citrus
IT’S citrus time, with imperial mandarins, limes and navel oranges in abundance and being offered up at bargain prices.
The exception are lemons, mainly due to smaller supplies as citrus growers concentrate on their mandarin harvest.
Some fresh produce has remained firm as the winter growing regions have yet to swing into full production, but there is still plentiful stock shelves with bargains to be found.
You will pay firm prices for great quality beans, broccoli, cauliflower and mushrooms. Capsicum is expensive.
Prices are rising on Asian vegetables, leeks, parsnips and snow peas.
For value-for-money vegetables, look for beetroot, brussels sprouts, carrots, celery, eggplant, fennel, squash, sweet corn and sweet potato.
Asparagus is available but it is imported.
Other salad ingredients, including lettuce, salad mix, eschallots, herbs and haas avocados, are reasonably priced.
Source: www.brisbane markets.com.au. This month:4.99 Movement: -0.33 This month:11.66 Movement:6.34 This month: 6.66 Movement: 0.01 This month: 5.32 Movement: 1.97