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


This Week’s Recipes – Saving Time for You!

Below is the shopping list for our new fruit and vegetable Family dinner pack – available for free home delivery between Wednesday 13th and Friday 15th March. $60 for 6 recipes for 4 people, the veg for those dishes, a shopping list to complete the meals, and some fruit. We offer free fruit and vegetable home delivery on our packs (and custom orders) to most of the Sunshine Coast (a small delivery fee applies for some locations, please see our ordering and delivery page for more info)

Sesame beef stir fry (low carb)
Mexican lamb pizza
Tuscan beef steaks with char-grilled vegetables
Creamy chicken, pea and spinach penne
Creamy Japanese chicken curry
Pork san choy bau (low carb)

Dinner for 4 Shopping List Wednesday March 13th 2019

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

Sesame beef stir fry (Low carb)
Soy sauce
Brown sugar
Sesame oil
500g beef rump steak
270g packet soba noodles
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Mexican-style lamb pizza
500g lamb leg steak
2 large pizza bases
420g can Mexican style chilli beans
Shredded pizza cheese
Sour cream and sweet chilli sauce

Tuscan beef steaks with char-grilled vegetables
4 beef porterhouse steaks
3 tablespoons garlic infused olive oil (This stuff is soooooo good)

Creamy chicken, pea and spinach penne
Tomato paste
2 cups chicken stock
3 cups penne rigate
2/3 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup thickened cream
Wholegrain mustard
2 cups cooked shredded chicken

Creamy Japanese chicken curry
Peanut oil
650g chicken tenderloins
3 block S&B Golden Curry Sauce mix
270 ml can coconut cream
Steamed rice

Pork san choy bau (Low carb)
70g rice vermicelli noodles
400g pork mince
Soy sauce dark and light
Chinese rice wine
Oyster sauce
225g can sliced water chestnuts
55g unsalted roasted peanuts
Sriracha sauce


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
Cornflour
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)
Honey
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