Fyshwick Markets The Future is Solar

The Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets have started the roll out of solar panels with 500 panels installed so far for two stores at the Markets, Wiffens Premium Greengrocers and Deli Planet. Wiffens owner Jack Irvine is excited about the cost savings of going solar and the opportunity to help reduce the Markets carbon footprint ‘With advances in solar technology and the rising price of electricity going solar for us made economic and environmental sense.’  The 500 panels already installed will reduce the Markets carbon footprint by approximately 180 tonnes per year. Wiffens Owner Jack Irvine ‘Potentially the whole Fyshwick Markets could produce 610 Kw of power saving approximately 18 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year’.

Rolling out solar panels is another aspect of the Markets Environmental policy which includes a 175,000 rainwater tank installed when the Markets were redeveloped in 2008 with each stallholder has a tap to access the rainwater which is also used in the toilets and bathrooms. Each store has its own food wastage management system with local farmers and charities collecting food waste.

  • WHAT’S IN SEASON FRUIT   Berries: Blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and redcurrants are available.  Citrus: Finger limes available. Lemons as always this time of year scarce.  Lychees & Cherries: In season.  Mangoes: Great KPs in season.  Pomegranates: Imported pomegranates available.  Stone fruit: Great range of stone fruit peaches eating exceptionally. Plums, apricots, donut peaches, yellow and white peaches and nectarines.  Tropical fruit: Papaya, pawpaw, pineapples all eating well.   VEGETABLES   Asparagus: Still good.   Avocados: Large Hass and Reids.  Good value: Broccoli and cucumber.  Potatoes & Pumpkins: Sebagoes such a reliable all-round potato for this time of year. Pumpkin and parsnip very popular.  Tomatoes: Great range of tomatoes with lot of varieties of cherry tomatoes in season.  Flowers: So many great flowers in season.  Great Christmas Aussie natives including flowering gum and Christmas bush.