Driver Update – Duncan

As some of you may be aware our big hearted driver Duncan was diagnosed with cancer two weeks ago after admitting to hospital for back pain.

We wanted to thank you all for all of the best wishes for his health and well-being. After a two week stay we are very excited that he his coming home today. Duncan has a very full course of radiation and chemotherapy and a long journey ahead of him. We are all behind him, as he is like family to us all.

Kylie & Eddie have passed on all of the best wishes you have sent in, and he was very overwhelmed with all the love. We will keep you posted on the journey ahead.


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!



This Week’s Vegetarian Recipes – Saving Time for You!

Our new fresh fruit & veggies Vegetarian Dinner Pack, available for free Sunshine Coast delivery Wednesday 10th and Friday 12th April. $60 for 6 vegetarian recipes, the veg for those dishes, a shopping list to complete the meals, and some fruit.

Vegetarian meatball wrap
Moroccan sweet potato bake
Vegetarian spaghetti
Eggplant and haloumi stacks with chickpeas
Vegetarian nachos
Vegetarian pan pizza

Vegetarian Dinner Shopping List Wednesday 10th April 2019
From the Pantry: Olive oil, butter, sugar, eggs, salt and pepper, flour

Moroccan sweet potato bake
1 tablespoon Moroccan seasoning
Dried chilli flakes
1 cup wholemeal couscous
3/4 cup plain Greek style yoghurt

Eggplant and haloumi stacks with chickpeas
40g dukkah
Honey
2 x 180g packets haloumi
400g can chickpeas

Vegetarian spaghetti
3/4 cup red lentils
700g bottle Italian tomato pasta sauce
375g spaghetti
Shaved cheese

Vegetarian nachos
400g can salt reduced red kidney beans
Corn chips
Vegetarian pan pizza
2 2/3 cups bread and pizza plain flour
7g sachet dried yeast
Pizza sauce
Pizza cheese
1/3 cup canned pineapple pieces

Vegetarian meatball wrap
400g can lentils
95g canned cannellini beans
6 tablespoons Obela Classic Hommus Spread
2 medium wholemeal pita or Lebanese bread
Grated cheddar or swiss cheese


This Week’s Recipes – Saving Time for You!

Our new  fresh fruit & veg Family Dinner Pack, available for free Sunshine Coast delivery Wednesday the 10th and Friday 12th of April. $60 for 6 recipes, the veg for those dishes, a shopping list to complete the meals, and some fruit.

Chicken drumsticks with parsley and lemon
Steak diane with chive mash
Moroccan sweet potato bake
Prawn fried rice
BBQ rump steak with veggies and mustard steak sauce
Malaysian pork stir fry

Dinner for 4 Shopping List Wednesday April 10th 2019

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

Chicken drumsticks with parsley and lemon
8 chicken drumsticks

Steak diane with chive mash
8 beef eye fillet steaks
Tomato paste
125 ml beef stock
Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon cream for cooking
Milk

Moroccan sweet potato bake
Protein of your choice if desired
1 tablespoon Moroccan seasoning
Dried chilli flakes
1 cup wholemeal couscous
3/4 cup plain Greek yoghurt

Prawn fried rice
500g white long grain rice
800g peeled green prawns
6 bacon rashes
80 ml soy sauce

BBQ rump steak with veggies and mustard steak sauce
2 rump steaks about 300g each
Tomato sauce
Worcestershire sauce
Brown sugar
Balsamic vinegar
Dijon mustard
Wholegrain mustard
1 teaspoon Tabasco Chipotle Pepper sauce

Malaysian pork stir fry
250g dried rice noodles
Peanut oil
500g pork stir fry strips
Kecap manis or soy sauce


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
FRUIT
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
VEGETABLES
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  

Spring

 

Summer

 

Autumn

 

Winter

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 Vegetarian Recipes – Saving Time for You!

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

Vegetarian Dinner Shopping List Wednesday 20th March 2019
From the Pantry: Olive oil, butter, sugar, eggs, salt and pepper, flour

Mexican vegetable fritters
Self raising flour
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
2 x 125g cans corn kernels
1/2 cup sour cream

Sweet potato falafel bites
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
Plain flour
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 cup Greek-style yoghurt

Haloumi hot dogs
4 hot dog rolls or small baguettes
200g haloumi
Sweet chilli sauce

Quick Thai noodle salad
200g thin flat rice noodles
Sesame oil
80g tube Gourmet Garden Thai stir in seasoning paste
400g soft tofu
Soy sauce
Maple flavoured cashews (optional)

One-minute vegetarian lettuce cups
3 x 125g Uncle Bens Mexican rice and bean cups
Sour cream
Grated cheddar
300g can corn kernels

Chilli-spiced pumpkin pearl couscous with haloumi
250g packet pearl couscous
Dried chilli flakes
225g haloumi
1/4 cup pepitas
White wine vinegar

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


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
Honey
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
Couscous

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


Fresh Produce Update

It’s been another week of crazy weather around the country which has impacted a number of our fresh produce lines. Below is our latest fruit and veg delivery update to assist with your wholesale produce order.

CAUTION: Product Alert
The warmer weather has had an impact on some of our lines such as celery, caulies, tomatoes, snow peas to name a few.
The Pink Lady apple season has come to an end, we will be switching to new season galas next week; we are anticipating some respite in price over the next few weeks but not just yet.
Some herbs currently are in short supply due to the warmer weather.
Tomatoes are still very high price and still no answer when this will change. We are trying our best to buy cheapest and quality in.

  • AVOCADOS: The Hass Avocados season is coming to an end, and we will start to see the Shepard variety coming into the market. While Hass will still be available the Shepard’s will be much better value for money
  • STONEFRUIT: An abundance of good quality, well priced stone fruit is available now
  • APPLES/ PEARS: With the start of the new season Gala apples, we will see the Pink Lady season finish. As we get further into March supply will improve on both apples and pears which should see prices drop on both
  • GRAPES: Grapes have really started to pick up in supply. With the warmer weather we will see an abundance of good quality red & white grapes on the market
  • STRAWBERRIES: Supply on this line is still very short with most of our fruit coming out of Victoria at present. This has caused a considerable jump in price for all Strawberries
  • CAPSICUM: Our local season has yet to get into full swing and we are having to import capsicum from South Australia to fill demand. Prices will rise especially on red and yellow
  • HERBS: The recent hot weather conditions always affects supply of soft herbs. Herbs such as Chervil, Dill and Fennel tend to be hit the hardest and supply on these lines maybe sporadic.

The Farmer’s Gate provides free delivery of wholesale fruit and veg throughout the Sunshine Coast, if you are interested in knowing more please check out our Contact Us page