Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Adelaide Central Market Watch #22

The latest national Strawberry Report released by HAL, Horticultural Australia Limited indicates we have 70 million strawberry plants growing today, producing upwards of 60,000 tons of fruit per annum. The value of the industry is between $150-$200 million. Strawberries are grown all year round in Australia and the supply is coming from southern Qld at this time of year. The supply will change to WA towards October and back to SA in summer.

Fruit and Veg

Buy as many oranges as you can eat now to support our growers. Juice them, make cakes and peel and eat to get that burst of juice for $3 for 3kg at many stalls and the price is set to drop further. The strawberries in the market now are from southern QLD and are predominately the 'Festival' variety which are easily identified by their large conical size and firm flesh. Prices are from $3 upwards in the market. Bananas are interesting with the loose picked fruit usually used for drying, now fetching a better price fresh at $9.99kg. Celery is perfect now with big hearts and white sticks. Crunch away. $4-5 bunch accross the market. Adelaide Hills apples are coming from storage but are a great price at $3. Go to Lee at Stall 69 for lemons. $2 kg bags.

Meat and Seafood

Samtass has amazing prices this week with a three day special on Atlantic salmon fillet for $23.99kg and frozen SA whole green prawns $13.99 kg. Starts today. Special this week at Wild Oz, S55, is netted venison leg roasts that will feed 3-4 people. The venison is wild stock from Mt Gambier $8.49 kg.

Market Breakfast

A school holiday treat should be a market breaky. So many choices , so here are two. Zedz Cafe, S2, has the 5- Star-style platter that includes scrambled eggs, bacon, mini sausages, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms and buttery toasted turkish bread. Feeds 3-4+ $28.90. When you go, say hello to the barristas. Neighbouring stall, Taldy Kurghan, S4, offers a Kazakhstan version of warm blini crepes filled with fresh ricotta, sultanas and cream for $7.50 and a Russian omellete with three salads for $7.50.


Simon keeps the flavours coming at the Yoghurt Shop, S66. Chocolate, caramel and crushed peanuts is the latest. Snix your heart out.

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