Market Report 13 January 2020

As expected, the fires down south have already impacted produce supplies. Stock from Western Australia is taking 8 days by rail due to the roads being impassable.

Apples Pink Lady:  Prices are expensive due to short supply.

Asparagus:  Prices continue to increase.  Prices are very expensive.

Avocado:  Stock from the Western Australian farm we have been using throughout Summer is stuck in transit due to the fires.  Prices of trays have increased.  As an alternative, please consider using bulk's (1 box equates to 2 trays).  The fruit is slightly smaller, and they will not be supplied ready to use however they are excellent value for money.

Beans (Green):  Prices & quality are fluctuating daily.  We will supply handpicked when machine picked don't meet our quality expectations.  Prices are very expensive.

Beans Top & Tail:  We will not be supplying top & tail beans due to the price.

Broccolini:  Supply has shortened up.

Broccoli:  We are using Victorian stock as it is better quality than available Qld stock which is heat affected.  Prices are very expensive.  

Capsicum (Green & Red):  We are using South Australian crops as local crops are poor quality.

Carrots:  Limited stock currently available, large are in short supply. 

Cauliflower:  We are using Victorian stock as it is better quality than available Qld stock which is heat affected.  Prices are very expensive.  

Fennel:  Bulbs are smaller than usual.

Figs:  Good value for money.

Finger Limes:  Fresh are available.

Ginger:  Prices are firm due to short supply.

Herbs:  Prices are firm as supply of Chervil, chives, coriander, Dill & Mint are shorter than usual however we still have stock.

Lettuce Coral (Red & Green); Oak (Red & Green):  Heat has affected the crops resulting in reduced supply.

Lettuce Cos & Iceberg:  We are using Victorian stock as it is better quality than available Qld stock.  Prices are firm.

Mushroom (Button, Field & Cups):  Prices have firmed.  We will do our best to meet your size preferences however some sizes may not always be available.

Mushroom Oyster:  Very short supply and prices are firm.

Oranges (Juicing and Valencia):  Short supply has resulted in firmer prices.

Oranges Navel:  From USA prices are expensive & will be purchased to order so please order 24 hours in advance.

Pineapple:  Supply remains short prices are expensive.

Potato Desiree:  Prices have improved, we have large sized potatoes back in stock.  Alternatively, you could substitute with
Royal Blue potatoes as this is a more cost-effective option.

Potato Royal Blue:  Grown in South Australia, we are purchasing 16kg bags directly from the grower.

Pumpkin Butternut, Jap & Jarrah:  Prices are very expensive.

Rockmelon:  Large fruit is very expensive due to short supply.

Strawberries:  Prices are firm as Qld season is ending, fruit is heat affected & other farms have had hail damage.  We have South Australian fruit in stock.

Tomatoes:  All sizes are softer than usual due to the heat.

Watermelon: Prices have been firmed.

Yellow Squash:  Prices are expensive.

In Season:  Apricots, Plums, Peaches, Nectarines, Mango, Lychee, Okra Beans, Dragon Fruit & Blackberries.
Out of Season: Beurre Bosc Pears, Celeriac, Custard Apples, Mandarin, Mulberries.

Processing (Sliced & Diced) Cut-off time Reminder:  Please place your order by 10am for next day delivery weekdays.  Deliveries required on weekends need to be placed by 10am on Friday's. We carry a small amount of extra stock however, if you order after the cut-off time on the weekends, we may have to send whole cauliflower instead of cauliflower florets for example.

Please remember:
Night time order cut off time is 11pm
No 2nd run on weekends

The Coastal Fresh ordering app is ready to be downloaded from the Play Store or App Store.  Please call us to arrange a login and password.

If you would like to speak to one of our account managers please call:

Mary-Anne on 0433 655 906

Stephen on 0433 655 905

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Coastal Fresh
67 Township Drive
West Burleigh
Queensland 4219

(07) 5593 6023
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