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Autumn is here, and we are already starting to see some shifts in the produce lines coming through the Brisbane Markets and Lamberts Farmers Market this week. Find out what’s coming into season, what’s great eating and good value for your shop this week.

Our pick of the week is NQ new season Shepard Avocados that are in plentiful supply. The fruit is perfect and great value buying.
Dragon Fruit, with the season now in full swing and plenty of this exotic fruit coming in from growers.. With vibrant pink skin and white or red flesh speckled with black seeds, this visually stunning fruit has a sweet flavour that can be enjoyed as is, in smoothies, salads or desserts.

While Gala Apples have been available for a few weeks now, the Granny Smith season has picked up with Stanthorpe and Victorian grown fruit readily available and of great value.

We’re excited to see the first Custard Apples of the season making their way from Bundaberg through the Markets and into your local fruit and veg shop. With a creamy texture and sweet flavour reminiscent of vanilla custard, Custard Apples can be eaten on their own or used in desserts, smoothies, and ice creams for a tropical twist.

Fresh Figs are in good supply and value from Gatton and Inglewood. To select ripe Figs, look for sweet-smelling fruit that gives a little when pressed and is generally soft. Dates from Winton as also in store so embrace the taste of fresh dates.

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If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try Longan? This small, sweet, tropical fruit grown in North Queensland is also known as “dragon eye” due to its shape. It has translucent flesh and a flavour similar to Lychee, and who doesn’t love Lychee?

If you like a little spice in your meals, there’s a full range of Chilli varieties coming from local farmers, Bundaberg and Victoria at affordable prices. We’re talking Bird’s Eye, Long Red and Green, Jalapeno and Habanero Chillis.

For a budget friendly addition to your salads, you can’t go past Continental Cucumbers this week. Coming from the Lockyer Valley and New South Wales, Cucumbers are perfect for salads, sandwiches and pickling.

Zucchini is also well priced this week, with a good supply coming from Bundaberg and Victoria. Whether grilled, roasted, or sautéed, Zucchini adds a nutritious element to your meals. Also from Bundaberg, Gold Sweet Potatoes are great value, rich in flavour and packed with nutrients. They can be incredibly versatile in the kitchen, used as a vegetable side or even as an ingredient in recipes like these Sweet Potato Blondies.

Also locally, we’re seeing plenty of Lemons and Limes in the markets, bringing the price down. Whether used in marinades, dressings, or desserts, Lemons are a versatile ingredient that can elevate any meal.

Victorian grown Red and White Grapes (particularly white grapes are super sweet) are well stocked, well priced and perfect for snacking or adding to fruit salads and cheese boards. Or, pair them with Victorian grown Plums and healthy seedless black grapes.

If you’re after a reliable vegetable staple that’s versatile and full of flavour, you can’t go past the Sweet Potato, from Bundaberg with plenty at the markets. Sweet Potatoes are a fantastic source of vitamins and minerals, making them a healthy addition to any diet.
Gourmet Tomatoes are in great supply, coming from Stanthorpe, Victoria, South Australia, and Western Australia. Whether used in salads, sauces, or soups, Tomatoes add a burst of colour and flavour to any dish.

Exotic Mushrooms are incredibly well priced, as more and more Australian growers are turning their attention to varieties like Shitake, Enoki, Swiss Brown and King Oyster with growers all over Queensland.

An affordable salad classic, Continental Cucumber from the Lockyer Valley is in good supply, perfect for salads, sandwiches, and dips. Their mild flavour and crunchy texture make them a versatile ingredient in so many dishes.

Your local Lamberts Fresh Produce Market hand picks their produce from “Gunny” at the Brisbane Markets at Rocklea, which comes from thousands of Australian farms. He searches for the best quality, choice, freshness, and price available!

 

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Lamberts Fresh Produce: Your Source for Premium Local Fruits and Vegetables

Lamberts Fresh Produce is your go-to destination for premium, locally sourced, fresh produce. We take pride in bringing the finest local fruits and vegetables to your table.We are local, we love food and we are passionate about sourcing only the best quality produce from the best suppliers. By carefully sourcing the finest produce from local farmers and Brisbane Markets, we aim to inspire nutrient rich, delicious cooking for your friends and family, at only the best prices.

Our Commitment:

  • Local Passion: We are deeply rooted in our community, driven by a genuine love for food.
  • Quality First: Our unwavering commitment is to source only the highest-quality produce from trusted suppliers.
  • Inspiring Culinary Excellence: With great care in selecting our produce, we aim to inspire nutritious and delightful cooking experiences for your loved ones, all while offering the best prices.

Stay in the Know: Be sure to follow us on Facebook to catch our exclusive weekly specials, announced every Tuesday and Thursday night. In-store, keep an eye out for our distinctive symbol, signifying your access to locally grown NQ produce, fresh from the farm.

Our Dedication: We take immense pride in the continuous positive feedback we receive from our customers regarding our produce and customer service. As part of our commitment, we are delighted to offer the Townsville community a Farmers Market experience every day of the week.

Experience the freshness, quality, and community spirit that define Lamberts Fresh Produce. Your journey to healthier, tastier meals begins here.”

Follow us on Facebook for our famous in season weekly specials (announced each Tuesday night) and be on the look out in store for this symbol for all of your local NQ-grown produce, direct from the farm.

We continue to receive positive feedback about our produce and customer service and we are proud to offer Townsville a Farmers Market every day of the week.

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Asian Style Mango Salad

20 Mins | Serves 4

  • 1/4 small wombok, shredded 
  • 1/4 small red cabbage, shredded 
  • 3 green onions, trimmed and roughly chopped 
  • 1 large mango, peeled and thinly sliced 
  • 12 lychees, peeled, pitted and halved 
  • 1/2 packet crunchy noodles 
  • 1/2 tsp roasted sesame seeds 
  • FOR THE ASIAN DRESSING
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil and 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp caster sugar 
  • 2 tsp soy sauce 
  • 1 Red Chilli (finely sliced) Optional