Last minute Christmas rush at Brisbane Markets
Posted Tue 24 Dec 2013, 3:43pm AEDT
At six o'clock every day fruit and vegetable wholesalers and buyers are down at the Brisbane Rocklea markets, getting their hands on fresh produce from around the country.
In the days leading up to Christmas it becomes even busier, with massive demand for summer fruits and vegetables for Christmas entertaining.
On Christmas eve fruiters are picking up extra ‘top up stock’, to supply shoppers who are buying up big at the last minute.
This year opinion varies about prices, quality and the state of food retail, but everyone agrees that mangoes are the best buy you can get.
"It's pretty hard to go past that, it’s something everybody looks forward to,” says wholesaler James Van Oswick.