Mothers Day at the Markets

It’s Mothers Day this Sunday. Its such a lovely time of year at the Markets, Autumn produce, Autumn leaves, (mostly) blue skies, sunshine and a little bit of nip in the air. Wiffens has the largest range of great value fresh flowers in Canberra and their in store florist will be more than happy to make you a Mothers Day bunch (you can never go wrong with flowers as a gift.) Trugolds also sells flowers and our three delis have a great range of gifts. Canberra wine continues to grow in reputation and Plonk is the place to visit to pick up a local drop to drink now or cellar. Take your Mum out to breakfast, brunch or lunch at one of our cafes or food stalls or even better buy everything you need to make a Mother’s Day meal (what Mother doesn’t love not having to cook for once). image-mothers-day

  • WHAT’S IN SEASON | FRUIT: IN SEASON Apples, pears, quinces, persimmons, mandarins, Aussie navels.   BERRIES Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are scarce. NSW blueberries starting soon and look for prices to fall.  CANDY MELONS Try these sweet variety of  honey dew melon with a candy aroma. CITRUS It’s our favourite time of year for mandarins right now with fantastic Imperial mandarins and daisy mandarins starting. Lemons and limes good value. FEIJOAS This fruit is really growing in popularity it grows in Canberra and has a really interesting taste KIWIFRUIT Qld Aussie kiwi Goldkiwifruit great at the moment plus try cute and flavourful red kiwis.  NUTS Walnuts and chestnuts.  PAPAYA Scarce.  PERSIMMONS Hard and soft in season (don’t keep in the fridge). PLUMS Still eating and stewing well (cook and freeze now for later). POMEGRANATE Peak season with magnificent large and very glam Aussie poms in season.  VEGETABLES: IN SEASON Broccoli, zucchini, cherry tomatoes.  ASPARAGUS Imported only.   AVOCADOES Improving all the time as the growing season moves further South. Probably a month until the really good fruit.   PEAS Lovely sweet peas this week.  POTATOES & PUMPKIN Washed Dutch Creams in season also try grammar pumpkin.  TOMATOES Lots of cherry varieties in season. Local Roma and round (Thilmere) tomatoes.  FLOWERS It’s Mothers Day this weekend so many flowers in store. Great roses, tulips and natives.