Stop Press 02.05.22

The produce business can be impacted by many factors – like weather, labour shortages and shipment delays.  

It is important that we keep you informed on a weekly basis; sharing with you the important market and industry insights and information on produce availability.

Below is our latest update.


  • Beetroot Gold (NZ)
  • Horseradish (NZ)
  • Honeydew Melon(AUS import)
  • Persimmons (NZ)
  • Rockmelon (AUS import)


  • Citrus – Grapefruit, Oranges, Cara Cara (AUS imports) – Expected to be available in 1 – 2 weeks
  • Oranges (NZ)– Expected to be available soon


  • Avocado (NZ) – we are now in the late-season which means the avocado will have more skin imperfections but the flesh should be fine
  • Baby Kale– unavailable, substitute options are Cavolo Nero or Large Kale
  • Beans– supply is short until the end of the month due to NZ season switching to Australian imports
  • Chicken Stock– out of stock until the end of the week just waiting on eta on delivery from the supplier.
  • Chicken Thigh Boneless Skin on –  in short supply due to supplier demand issues
  • Choko– available, please contact your account manager if you wish to order
  • Dill– unavailable
  • Mushrooms Flat and White – supply is tight but expected to improve this week
  • Kaailan– unavailable, substitute option is Choy Sum
  • Mushrooms Gourmet Piha Oyster – Please note that there are 2 codes for Oyster Mushrooms. Piha Gourmet (MOPG) is our premier grade and Out of the Dark Oyster Mushrooms (MO). Make sure you choose the right code when placing orders as there is a price differential.
  • Pineapple– shipment due today, available from Tues 3 May
  • Thai Basil – winter impacts growth, supply is extremely intermittent over the cooler months 


  • Tarragon French – back in October
  • Honeydew Melon (NZ) – Australian imports are now available
  • Rockmelon (NZ) –  Australian imports are now available 

Wholesale Food Distributor

New Zealand’s Premium Food Service Supplier

We help Chefs by eliminating the frustration around sourcing quality produce, so you can get back in the kitchen doing what you love.

We stock a number of high quality products. Our seasonal options enable variation in texture, flavour and presentation, and our agility allows us to customise your order.

We supply restaurants, cafes, bars, caterers and yachts at wholesale prices. Our comprehensive range means a single supplier, saving time and paperwork. Our easy-to-use online ordering system is backed by our Customer Services team, available day and night on 0800 PRODUCE.