Time for warming soups and casseroles.
For the slow cookers to come out from the back of the cupboard.
Now’s the time for swedes, parsnips, turnips, sweet potato and fennel all the vegetables that make your favorite winter dish taste soooo good.
Let’s not forget desserts, hot luscious poached or baked fruits wrapped in pastries or topped with crumbles or even mixed through sweet risotto.
Pears, apples, quince, rhubarb and pomegranates just to name a few of winters delights.
Spice up your fruit with lime zest and mint; throw in some cloves or cinnamon or star anise. Splash in some port or brandy or liqueur for that special occasion dessert.
Bake some rhubarb with apple and cinnamon and top it with some nutty crumble. Or poach some pears with cloves and star anise and serve with reduced pomegranate and juices.
Don’t you love winter when you can indulge in some of the finer things in life? There are beautiful flavours and texture and a bucket load of satisfaction in winter fruits and vegetables.
So don’t miss out on what winter has to offer. Come into the store , order on line, send us an email or phone through your order and we can deliver to your door.
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 right) 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, 22 May, 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 recent weather events is being felt now. You will notice increased prices, decrease in quality on some items and a decrease in the availability of selected items.
Apples – Pink Lady and Kanzis are excellent quality. Galas are very good, however tend to turn floury quite quickly, so they are best stored in the fridge. Granny Smith are very good also.
Avocados – Shepherds are in season. Market price remains higher than average, although the avocados we are offering this week are excellent value.
Bananas – Local very good quality and value right now.
Berries – All berries are out of season. Price is high and quality is generally poor.. The Victorian season is coming to an end, with the QLD season starting around June. QLD strawberries over winter are generally the best each year.
Grapes – Australian crimson are still available and quality is very good.
Kiwifruit – The Australian /NZ season has started.
Lemons and Limes – Very good quality.
Mandarines – The new season for Imperials has started – excellent quality and value.
Oranges – Valencias are at the end of the season.QLD navel season has been delayed due to recent weather. They should be available in the next week or so.
Passionfruit – Good quality and Value.
Pears – New season Packam pears have started. Williams pears are still very good quality.
Pineapples – Quality and value are excellent.
Rockmelons – Quality is very good – price is higher than average at the moment.
Watermelon – Good quality and value.
Asparagus – Imported
Beans – High priced but great quality.
Broccoli – Very good quality and value.
Capsicums – Supply of good quality red and green caps is down at the moment.
Cauliflower – Scarce. Price is high.
Celery – Very good quality. Price is higher than average.
Corn – corn is very scarce
Cucumbers – Excellent quality and plentiful.
Eggplant – Excellent quality – market price is higher than average.
Lettuce – Iceberg is scarce / expensive. Salad leaves and hydroponic are very good quality.
Pumpkin – All varieties are good quality and value.
Snowpeas – Cold weather in Victoria has increased the price.
Sweet Potato – Gold sweet potato is very good quality and value.
Tomatoes – More expensive than usual due to poor growing conditions. Cherry and grape tomatoes are very good, however price is up due to increased demand in the market.
Zucchini – Very good quality. Price is a bit higher than average.
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.