Dandenong Market Specials

Market specials available until Tuesday 4 July (prices of fruit and veg may vary throughout the week).
Red Onions: $2.99 a kilo

Red onions have red to purplish-red flesh. They are like yellow onions in flavour though their layers are slightly less tender and meaty. Red onions are most often used in salads, salsas, and other raw preparations for their colour and relatively mild flavour.

From J&Y Fresh Fruit and Veg (T05, Fruit and Veg)

Garden peas: $1.99 a kilo

Also known as sweet peas or English peas, these delicious garden peas have firm pods with round peas inside. The peas need to be shelled prior to eating and the pods discarded. With a sweet taste, they can be eaten raw or cooked and are a tasty addition to quiches, frittatas, risottos or casseroles.

From Luppino Fresh (ST01 / ST07, Fruit and Veg)

Cabbage: $3.49 each

Green cabbage has wide, fan-like leaves with a slightly rubbery texture when raw. Pick heads that are tight and feel heavy for their size. Sliced thinly, green cabbage can be eaten raw or it can go into stir-fries, soups, and braises. The whole leaves can also be used to make cabbage rolls.

From J&Y Fresh Fruit and Veg (T05, Fruit and Veg)

Leeks: $1.49 each

Look for leeks that are firm and straight, with white necks and dark green leaves that are not withered or yellowed. Look for a diameter of no more than an inch and a half because the larger ones tend to be fibrous. Store them unwashed and untrimmed, in the refrigerator, wrapped loosely in plastic, for seven to 10 days.

From Rainbow Fruit (R04, Fruit and Veg)

Watercress: $1.99 a bunch or 3 for $5

Watercress is a dark leafy green with a unique peppery flavour that adds a touch of zesty spin to any dish. The leaves can be eaten both fresh and dried. Common in many European and Chinese cultures watercress is commonly used in salads, soups and sandwiches, but pairs well with chicken, cucumbers, fish, potatoes and salmon.

From S&G Fresh (R02-03, Fruit and Veg)

Homemade Sausage rolls: $2.50 each or 5 for $10 / 10 for $17

Everyone loves homemade sausage rolls, but if you haven’t the time, then these delicious homemade sausage rolls from Dandy Free-Range Meat & Poultry are the next best thing. Filled with free range gourmet sausage meat and ready to bake, all you need to do is just add the tomato sauce.

From Dandy Free-Range Meat & Poultry (M17, Meat, Fish and Deli)

Ham off the Bone: $15.99 a kilo

We think ham is perfect for sandwiches so it's a great buy for the school holidays.
To store, place ham slices on a folder paper towel in an airtight plastic container and refrigerate.

From Global Deli (W01-02, Meat, Fish and Deli)

Fresh ricotta: $5.99 a kilo

Ricotta is a popular ingredient for many Italian desserts, such as cheesecakes and cannoli. It's also commonly used in savory dishes, including pasta, calzone, stromboli, pizza, manicotti, lasagne, and ravioli. Or simply use it a spread, on some delicious sourdough toast or cracker.

From Global Deli (W01-02, Meat, Fish and Deli)

Coffee & donut for only $5

Feeling peckish? Grab a delicious coffee using award winning coffee beans from Melba coffee and indulge in a delicious filled donut with your choice of jam, custard or chocolate.

From Café Valentina by Melba Coffee (N01, Meat, Fish and Deli)

Assorted daisy pots: $6

Galaxy of Plants have a range of assorted daisy pots including the unique and unusual looking African daisy. This flowering plant is excellent for naturalised areas and as ground cover for large areas, borders or pots

From Galaxy of Plants (V01-02, Fruit and Veg)

Gypsophila Flowers: $6 a bunch

Also known as Gyp or baby’s breathe, they are the ultimate filler flower. Whilst most varieties of gypsophila are white, they can be stem dyed, dip dyed or spray died to increase colour choices. A great flower for bouquets and arrangement, their vase life is from 5 to 10 days.

From J & E Flowers (V05, Fruit and Veg)

Chrysanthemum: $6 a bunch

Chrysanthemums can be divided in 13 separate categories based on the type of flower. Each has specific arrangement of rays and disk florets. Some of the best known are daisy, spider, cushion and button.

From Petra Flowers (V03, Fruit and Veg)