Short sup­plies

Central and North Burnett Times - - THE FENCE POST -

RE­CENT rain and the sea­sonal change of har­vest lo­ca­tions has meant re­duced vol­umes of fresh pro­duce ar­riv­ing at the Bris­bane Pro­duce Mar­ket, push­ing some kitchen favourites higher in price.

You will still be able to buy value-for-money beet­root, brus­sels sprout, cab­bage, egg­plant, mush­rooms, onions, sweet pota­toes and pump­kin.

But there are short sup­plies of Asian veg­eta­bles, beans, sweet corn and zuc­chini mak­ing good qual­ity pro­duce ex­pen­sive to buy.

Ex­pect to pay firm prices for broc­coli, cab­bage, cau­li­flower, cap­sicums, car­rot, cel­ery, fen­nel, leeks, parsnips, snow peas, sil­ver­beet, squash, pota­toes and im­ported as­para­gus.

There is re­duced de­mand for salad items in the colder months, mean­ing the shorter sup­plies have not af­fected the hip pocket.

Co­rian­der is hard to find and ex­pen­sive and basil has firmed in price but most other herbs are plen­ti­ful.

You will pay firm prices for good qual­ity toma­toes.

Man­darins, ba­nanas and New Zealand ki­wifruit are the best buys for school lunches, and join wa­ter­melon, hon­ey­dew, pineap­ples, pas­sion­fruit and paw­paw as the best priced fruit.

USA peaches and nec­tarines range from cheap to firm in price, de­pend­ing on their age and qual­ity.

Navel or­anges are also firmly priced for the best qual­ity.

Good qual­ity ap­ples, all berries, lemons, limes, rock­melon and pears are firmly priced.

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