Enjoy the Northern Rivers.
So Easter and Anzac Day are on the way. The last of the long week-ends for a while and the last of the warmer weather. A great time to live or holiday in the beautiful Northern Rivers.
Do some exploring from the pristine coast to the majestic mountain ranges that surround our beautiful part of Australia.
While your here remember to try some of the fantastic local produce, cafe’s, restaurants and breweries. Spend some time in the local galleries, markets and arts and craft stores and enjoy the beautiful out doors.
On Line Shopping
Online shopping is here to stay at Tweed Fruit Exchange. Before placing your order on line check the delivery schedule (just to the left) for the days that we deliver to your area and check out the terms and condition page. Fresh fruit, vegetables, locally produced grocery items and Norco dairy products delivered fresh to your door. Life can get busy and we don’t always find the time to shop for the healthy foods we need. Now you can shop in the comfort of your own home. Place your online order and we will do the rest.
Why Shop with Us
Here at Tweed Fruit we work with a host of local farmers from all over the Tweed Shire and surrounds. Whenever possible we endeavor to use local produce and products in your home deliveries, our retail outlet and wholesale department.
Due to “supply and demand” and the limitations of produce grown in the Northern Rivers, we also source products throughout Australia and some imported lines.
Locally made Products
We are distributing a wide variety of local value added products such as Diary, Bread, Drinks, Sauces, Dressings and more. Come in and see what we have to offer from our local manufacturers. The standard of foods that we offer is regarded as some of the finest on the Tweed. We are the one stop shop for most of the ingredients that you will need to make that perfect meal.
We have our own delivery vehicles and deliver your online orders by the next working day fresh to your door. Please advise us of any special delivery requirements. eg if your are not home at delivery time , where would you like us to leave your delivery.
We can also have your order ready to pickup from our Main Street store.
Tuesday to Friday
We offer same business day delivery for all purchase orders received and paid for prior to 7am on weekdays (excluding public holidays). Orders after 7am can be delivered on the next business day.
Delivery time is between 9.00am to 5:00pm.
If there are any unexpected delays we will advise you as soon as possible.
We deliver to the areas of the Tweed specified in the delivery schedule.
No deliveries are made on public holidays. Any deliveries that fall on a public holiday will be delivered on the next business day.
Delivery cost is a flat rate of $5.
Tuesday to Friday
Murwillumbah, Bray Park, Condong,Tumbulgum, Cudgen, Chinderah and Kingscliff .
Tuesday and Friday
Cabarita, Casurina, Hastings Point, Potsville, Mooball and Burrinbar.
Bilambil, Terranora, Banora Point and South Tweed.
Uki and Mt Burrell
Cafe’s and Restaurants?
Tweed Fruit Exchange have been supplying many of Tweeds Cafe’s, Restaurants and Mixed Businesses with fresh produce since 1939. Contact Tweed Fruit exchange to organise the best way for you to order fresh Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs for your business.
Last updated, 9th April, 2017
Widespread rain in growing areas (Australia wide) will affect the quality and availability of some items over the coming weeks and months.
The impact on supplies caused by the QLD cyclone will probably be noticed in a few weeks – this is when crops such as tomatoes and capsicums were due for harvest.
Apples – The new season for Fujis and Pink Lady’s has started. The price of Pink Lady’s should come down over the coming weeks. Galas are excellent; however tend to turn floury quite quickly, so they are best stored in the fridge. Granny Smith are excellent also.
Avocados – Shepherds are in season. Market price remains high.
Bananas – Local, very good quality and value.
Berries – The quality and value of berries is highly dependent on the weather. The weekend rain in Victoria will affect the quality of strawberries this week. The season for Blueberries is finishing up
Grapes – We are buying excellent quality green seedless grapes – best in the market. Crimson Seedless are also very good quality.
Kiwifruit -. Italian grown only for the next few months.
Lemons and Limes – Limes are excellent value right now. Lemons are still quite scarce.
Oranges – Valencias are coming to the end of their season. Quality is still good. Navels will start hopefully later this month .
Passion fruit – Availability has been affected by the rain.
Pears – New season Packam pears have started – very good quality.
Pineapples – Quality is good.
Rockmelons – Quality and value are very good.
Stonefruit – Plums are still very good. Peaches and Nectarines have finished.
Watermelon – Good quality and value. There may be supply issues in the coming weeks due to weather issues in QLD.
Asparagus – Australian season has finished.
Beans – Handpicked – excellent quality.
Broccoli – Good quality and value.
Capsicums – Supply of both reds and greens is good right now. However there will be supply issues in the coming weeks as the QLD season kicks in.
Cauliflower – Quality is very good.
Carrots – We are buying the very best – sweet and tender. Cost a little more but worth it.
Celery – Very good quality and value.
Corn – Local corn is very good.
Cucumbers – Sydney grown. Supply is tight due to wet weather and too much humidity.
Eggplant – Excellent quality and value right now.
Lettuce – Iceberg is scarce / expensive, and quality is ordinary. Salad leaves may be affected by wet weather in Victoria, so may not last as long.
Potatoes – Quality is very good.
Pumpkin – All varieties are good quality and value.
Snow peas – snow peas are coming into the market in good supplies – excellent value.
Sweet Potato – Gold sweet potato is very good quality, but more expensive than usual.
Tomatoes –Will be more expensive than usual due unfavorable growing conditions. Cherry and grape tomatoes are particularly scarce.
Zucchini – Very good quality and value.
Honey is believed to be the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found to still be edible.
Fresh Food V's Fast
There are a number of contributing factors as to why we eat more fresh locally grown produce in the Tweed Valley and one of them is the availability of that fresh produce. It has been said that fresh food can also be fast food and we are blessed with the ability to get it from Tweed Fruit Exchange.
Sauerkraut – (fermented cabbage)
Raw, fermented foods are brimming with health-promoting probiotics and have been staples of the human diet for thousands of years. One such ancient food is sauerkraut; we are now seeing sauerkraut in our supermarkets, health food stores and green grocers. Here at Tweed Fruit Exchange we carry “Granny Frankfurters Wunderkraut” a local business here in Murwillumbah.
Ancient sailors took advantage of this readily available, portable and cheap food source by taking casks of sauerkraut along with them on long voyages to stave off scurvy. Shipboard records show that this condition was nearly absent on ships that carried sauerkraut.
Now scurvy is not something to worry about these days, but there is no denying that this cabbage dish is good for you.
I eat sauerkraut nearly every day usually as a morning or afternoon snack. My favorite is a couple of table spoons of sauerkraut, half a roma tomato diced, quarter of an avocado, diced and a couple of tea spoons of olive oil or sometimes I just add some sesame seeds and a bit of olive oil. Enjoy a healthy snack, try some sauerkraut today.