Posted on February 02 2021
Our farmers are telling us that summer has only really just begun and is happening later than usual. Due to the heavy rains over the Christmas period, cauliflower, broccoli, strawberries and celery were affected, but with good weather now settled in, we can see lower prices and ready supply of these fruits and veg. In particular, cauliflower is now coming down in price and great quality is in abundance while celery is big and crunchy.
Summer fruits and berries are still tasting sweet and delicious, but are mostly now coming up from Tasmania, which has seen a spike in prices, particularly in cherries, apricots and raspberries. We’re expecting prices to start dropping again soon as supply increases over the next few weeks.
Unfortunately root veggies don’t like the strong Aussie sun and the effects of the late summer are being seen now. While they still taste great when cooked, root vegetables like heirloom carrots and celeriac burn in the hot soil and are coming out of the ground smaller in size. We can expect this to continue to the next few weeks.