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AT THE MARTS

CABBAGE, CAULIFLOWERS CHEAP The demand for hothouse tomatoes was a little better at the city markets to-day. There were fairly heavy supplies of tree tomatoes. A keen demand ruled for good quality Chinese gooseberries and grapefruit. The produce market u-as -heavily supplied with cabbage and cauliflower, which sold at very low prices. Pumpkins, kumaras, parsnips and good lettuce were in demand. Egg prices:—Hen, Standard grade, 2/4V4 per doz: duck, standard grade, 2/lYi. I Vegetables.—Beet, 4/ to 8/ case. Celery, cooking, 1/6 to 2/ bundle; dessert. 3/ to 6/. Carrots. ,4/e to 8/ bag; cauliflowers. 2/ to 8/ sack. Cabibages 1/6 to 6/ sack. Kumaras, Island, 32/3 cwt. I leeks 1/3 to 1/10 bundle. Lettuce. 5/ to 30/ case. Marrows, 4/ to 7/ sack. Onions, II to 11/6 bag Potatoes. Southern 12/6 to 15/ cwt. Pumpkins, choice Triumble. 16/ to 23/6 cwt; mixed lines 5/ to 12/ sack. Parsnips. 21/3 cwt. Radish. 1/ to 2/6 doz. Rhubarb. V to 16/ doz. Spinach. 15/ to 20/ case. Spring onions. 1/8 to 3/6 bundle. Swedes, 4/ to 4/6 bag. Turnips, 8/ to 13/ case. Brussels . sprouts, 7d to 1/2. lb. Fruit.—Tomatoes. Hothouse. 10d to 3/3 lb. Tree tomatoes. New Black, 10/ to 17/: special. 20/6; N.Z. 6/ to 8/. Marmalade Oranges, 12/ to 17/. Lemons. Meyer. 8/ to 9/2 half-case. Chinese gooseberries, 20/ to 33/6 case Cape gooseberries, hulled, 1/4 lb. Passionfrult. 11/ to 25/ case. Poultry.—The supply was heavy and the demand was keen. The pricee remain unchanged. Sellinsr rates were:—Cockerels: Heavy breeds, prime 10/ to 12/ each, not prime 5/ to 6/; light breeds. 6' to 7,6, not prime 4/ to 5/. Pat hens: Heavy breeds. 7/ to 8/; light breeds, 4/ to 5/ Laying hens: Heavy breeds, 8/ to 10/; light breeds. 6/ to 7/ Pullets: Heavy breeds, best 7/ to 9/, smaller 4/ up: light breeds, best 6/ to 8/. smaller 3/ up. Drakes: Young, prime 6/ to 7/: smaller, 3/ up. nurks' Youmr 4/ to 6/; old. 2/6 to 3/. Geese. 5/ Turkeys: Hens. 10/ to 12/; gobblers, 15/ to £1 cockerel chicks: Hea.vy breeds. Id each: light breeds, unsaleable.

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AT THE MARTS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 182, 3 August 1945

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AT THE MARTS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 182, 3 August 1945

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