Brisbane Produce Report – 20 June 2024

This week sees the shortest day of the year and along with the crisp mornings and early sunsets, winter brings its own set of seasonal delights flooding into the Brisbane Markets from thousands of local growers. Buying seasonal produce from your local fruit and veg shop means you enjoy things at their best and often save money, so head on down and fill your trolley. 

The pick of the week is Mandarins. With Imperial Mandarins coming north from Mildura and increasing supplies of late-season Murcott Mandarins from Mundubbera and Afourer Mandarins from Gayndah, Mandarins should remain plentiful and well-priced for some time to come. Sweet and easy to peel, Mandarins are chock full of Vitamins A, B and C and support your immune system in fighting off winter coughs and colds. For something indulgent why not try this Salted Chocolate and Mandarin Tart. 

Other citrus out of the Burnett region and Atherton Tablelands, including Oranges, Lemons, and Grapefruit, are abundant.

Perfect growing conditions for Apples in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania are producing fruit that is unusually large. While this can make it harder to find smaller Apples for school lunches it’s perfect for baking winter treats like this classic  Apple Crumble or delectable Apple and Cinnamon Tart.                     

North Queensland Watermelons and Honey Dews are great quality at the moment and very well priced. 

Capsicums out of North Queensland and Bundaberg are plentiful with prices falling. Not only are Capsicums delicious but they are also an excellent source of potassium for bone health, antioxidants, folate and vitamin C meaning you can tuck into guilt-free treats like this Roasted Capsicum Bruschetta with Haloumi.

If you are looking to add some winter spice to the menu, Chillis are very well supplied as are Lemongrass and Lockyer Valley Shallots.

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About Brisbane Markets  

As Queensland’s only central fruit and vegetable market, the Brisbane Markets is the state’s most important centre for the marketing and distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables. It records an annual trade of over 700 million kilograms of produce valued at more than $2 billion. 

An important economic and employment hub, more than 4,500 people work or do business at the markets each day through over 170 businesses. This includes over 50 wholesalers who receive fresh produce from over 7,000 growers and trade five days a week to more than 800 registered buyers. 

About Brisbane Markets Limited 

Brisbane Markets Limited (BML) is the owner of the Brisbane Markets site and is responsible for its ongoing management and development.

BML provides infrastructure and services to facilitate the marketing of fresh food, flowers and other ancillary products for fruit, vegetable and flower wholesalers, retailers, provedores, secondary wholesalers, food processors, transporters, exporters, industry organisations and market support businesses. 

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