Fresh Produce Update

Welcome to this week’s market update, where you can find information on pricing and availability of our wholes fruit & vegetable lines. The Framer’s gate are pleased to offer free wholesale produce delivery to the Sunshine Coast region seven days a week.

Fruit Update:

We are really moving into autumn this week, peaches (particularly yellow varieties) and nectarines are now virtually over. So, its plums, grapes, apples and pears for the fruit bowl.

  • In apples, we have a great offer on small and large Gala apples
  • With grapes we have red and green in stock – great eating
  • WBC pears in stock, the new season Packhams will take a while to ripen, so buy a few days ahead and leave them out of the fridge
  • Seedless melon has really come good with the weather
  • Strawberries are eating well, but at this stage of the crop the only cheap fruit tends to be the smaller fruit
  • Autumn raspberries are really good
  • Some stores are starting Hass avocados, however greenskin Shepards are still the most reliable and tasty fruit.

Vegie Update

It’s still a very firm market for most vegetables. Lebanese cucumbers, continental cucumbers, broccoli and broccolini are good supply and reasonably priced

  • Butternut pumpkin is eating very well
  • Corn has really come good in both quality and price
  • Okra and sweet potato are well supplied

All the herbs which suffered with intense heat have now come good, so we have plenty of top-quality coriander, dill and continental parsley again!

Fresh Produce Update

Once again the warm weather has impacted several of our supply lines this week. Below is the latest fresh produce update to assist with your wholesale delivery needs.


Product Alert

Seedless watermelon is short and up in price
Cherry tomatoes have jumped in price due to the high demand and shortage in tomatoes
Cauliflowers jumped up again in price due to extreme heat
Dill is in extremely short supply – we couldn’t buy any in today


Fruit and Vegetable Seasonality
Apples Autumn
Bananas Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Blackberries Summer
Blueberries Summer
cherries Summer
Figs Autumn
Grapefruit Spring winter
Grapes Summer Autumn
Kiwi Fruit Autumn Winter
Lemons Spring Autumn Winter
Mandarins Winter
Melon Rockmelon Summer
Melon Honeydew Summer
Watermelon Summer Autumn
Nectarines Summer Autumn
Oranges Valencia Summer
Oranges Navel Spring Winter
Peaches Summer Autumn
Pears Autumn
plums Summer Autumn
Raspberries Summer
Strawberries Summer
Asparagus Spring Summer Autumn
Beans – quality and price can jump. Summer Autumn
Bean sprouts Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Beetroot Spring Summer Autumn
Broccoli Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Brussels sprouts Spring Winter
Cabbage Spring Summer Autumn
Capsicum – price is up and down due to heat wave and crop damage Summer
 Carrots Summer Autumn Winter
Cauliflower- short supply and expensive  








Celery Summer
Chillies Summer
Cucumbers Summer Autumn
Egg fruit Summer Autumn
Fennel Spring Winter
Leeks Spring Summer
Lettuce Summer Autumn
Mushrooms Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Peas Spring
Potatoes Autumn Winter
Pumpkins Summer Autumn
Rhubarb Spring Summer
Silver beet Spring Winter
Snow Peas Summer Autumn
Spring Onion Summer Autumn
Sweet corn Summer Autumn
Tomatoes – short supply and expensive Summer Autumn
 Turnips Summer Autumn
Zucchini Summer Autumn

This Week’s Recipes – Saving Time for You!

Our new  fresh fruit & veg Family Dinner Pack, available for free Sunshine Coast delivery Wednesday 20th March and Friday 22nd March. $60 for 6 recipes, the veg for those dishes, a shopping list to complete the meals, and some fruit.

Dinner for 4 Shopping List Wednesday March 20th 2019

From the Pantry: Olive oil, butter, sugar, eggs, salt and pepper, flour, Self raising flour

Easy Asian salmon tray bake
2 tablespoons white miso paste
1 1/2 tablespoons mirin
Sweet chilli sauce
Soy sauce
4 salmon fillets, skinless
Sesame seeds
450g packet microwave brown rice

Chicken, bok choy and baby corn stir fry (low carb)
600g fresh wide rice noodles
Peanut oil
600g chicken tenderloins
Kecapy manis
1/4 cup chicken stock

Beef and bean nachos
500g beef mince
Ground cinnamon
400g can crushed tomatoes
400g can red kidney beans
2 x 175g packets plain corn chips
Sour cream

Quick kofta and lemon tagine (low carb)
500g lamb mince
Ground cinnamon
250 ml chicken stock

Quick pork yiros
Red wine vinegar
500g pork fillet
4 pita bread
Hot potato chips, Tzatziki dip

Roast tarragon and mustard chicken
100g butter
Dijon mustard
8 chicken marylands

Quick nutella mousse
100g dark chocolate
300ml thickened cream 1/2 cup nutella flake bar

This Week’s Recipes – Saving time for you!

Our new Family Dinner Pack, available for free home delivery Wednesday 20/02.
$60 for 6 recipes, the vegies to make them, a shopping list to complete and some fruit

Roast mushroom and pork bake
Mongolian lamb stir fry
Massaman beef skewers
Honey oregano chicken with Greek Salad
Sausage and mushroom tagliatelle
Chipotle chicken tacos

Dinner for 4 Shopping List Wednesday February 20th 2019

From the Pantry: Olive oil, butter, sugar, eggs, salt and pepper, flour, Self raising flour

Roast mushroom and pork bake
Dijon mustard
600g pork fillet
Grated parmesan

Mongolian lamb stir fry
Brown sugar
Soy sauce
600g lamb leg steaks, thinly sliced
Peanut oil
2 tablespoons black bean sauce
1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine
White long grain rice

Massaman beef skewers
1kg beef mince
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup massaman curry paste
1/2 cup salted roasted peanuts
3/4 cup coconut cream
Fish sauce
Caster sugar
Peanut oil
bamboo or metal skewers

Honey oregano chicken with Greek salad
4 chicken breast schnitzels (uncrumbed)
70g fetta
1/3 cup kalamata olive wedges
Crusty bread

Sausage and mushroom tagliatelle
20g dried porcini mushrooms
500g sausages
300ml thickened cream
500g dried egg tagliatelle pasta
Grated parmesan

Chipotle chicken tacos
500g chicken breast fillets
435g packet One Night in Mexico Smokey Chipotle Taco Kit