market report

IN SEASON NOW

Cantaloupes are our top pick this week, and they’re organic! Locally grown in Victoria, cantaloupes are commonly known as muskmelons, mush melons, rock melons and persian melons. They are a member of the botanical family Cucurbitaceae, along with honeydew and watermelons.

The high water content helps ward off dehydration and combats the heat while their refreshing taste provides a guilt-free, low maintenance dessert for kids and adults alike. The mildly sweet and juicy flavour of cantaloupe makes it a perfect fruit for the warm weather.

Apart from being sliced and simply enjoyed, cantaloupe is traditionally paired with prosciutto, for a modern twist add some goat’s cheese or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar

 

THIS WEEKS BEST

  Fruit

  Vegetables

WHATS NEW

So many newbies to mention this week coming from Rammarro Farm we have; Okahijiki punnets (Japanese saltwater plants), Friggitello Peppers, Padron De Peppers, White Radish as well as baby French Breakfast Radish.

Furthermore, Honey Kiss Melons, Mangosteen, Organic Ruby Grapefruits, Organic Squash, locally Victorian grown Organic Dutch Cream Potatoes and Organic Rosie Potatoes are also exciting new comers.

WHAT'S HOT

This week’s super-hot price is on our Organic Cantaloupe! Honey Kiss melons & Sugar Kiss melons are also very good value!

Organic Cherry Tomatoes are on a great special this week, very nice sweet tomatoes from the Peninsula. Further, we have Organic Sultana Grapes, super special and super sweet!!

 

WHAT'S NOT SO HOT

The heat we had in January continues to affect some of our produce. Crops affected have been strawberries, beans, peas, snowpeas, sugarsnaps, cauliflowers, broccoli, celery, as well as our delicate herbs which are very sensitive to hot weather. This generates very limited supply at the market and causes price increases. Our team is doing the best to supply enough stock during this hard growing condition for our growers.

The good news is there are lines that we have plentiful are excellent quality and of course good value, such as; pineapple, cantaloupes, watermelons, plums, grapes, oranges, limes, cucumbers, lettuce, and potatoes.