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AT THE MARTS

CABBAGE, CAUUFIvOWER CHEAP At the city markets to-day there was a good demand for hothouse tomatoes and passion fruit, other lines selling at about last week's rates. Cabbage and cauliflowers were in very heavy supply, selling at very low prices. Pumpkins, and parnsips were in good demand, also good celery and rhubarb. Flowers were in much increased supply. Demand was slow and prices were low. Quotations: — Vegetables.—Beet. 6/ to 12/ doz. Celery, cooking. 1/6 to 2/ bundle; dessert. 3/ to 7/: carrots. 4/ to 8/ bag; cauliflowers. 1/6 to 7/; cabbages. 1/6 to 8/ sack. Kumara, 32/3 cwt. Leeks. 1/ to 2/6 bundle. Lettuce. 7/ to 25/ case. Marrows. 4/ to 7/ sack. Onions. 8/ to 11/6 bag. Potatoes: Southern, 13/ to 15/ cwt. Pumpkins, choice Triumble. 23/6 cwt; medium mixed lines. 4/ to 12/ sack. Parsnips, 21/3 cwt. Radish. 1/ to 2/6 doz. Rhubarb. 7/ to 14/. Spinach. 12/ to 18/ case. Spring onions 1/6 to 3/6 bundle. Swedes. 4/ to 4/6 bag. Turnips. 6/ to 9/ case. Brussels.sprouts. 8d to 1/4*2. Cabbage and cauliflower in very heavy supply selling at very low prices. Pumpkins, kumaras and parsnips in good demand, also good celery and rhubarb. i Fralt. —Tree tomatoes. New Black, 10/ to 18/6 case; yellow. 10/ to 14/; New Zealand, 5/ to 8/. Lemons. Meyer, 6/ to 9/2 half-case. Chinese gooseberries. 17/6 to 30/ case. Passion Iruit, 18/ to 35/ case. Poultry.—The supply was heavy and the demand was keen. The prices paid remained unchanged. Selling rates were:—Cockerels. Heavy breeds, prime 10/ to 12/. not prime 5/ to 6/; light breeds, prime 6/ to 7/6, not prime 4/ to 5/. Fat 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. Ducks: Young. 4/ to 6/; old. 2/6 to 3/. Geese, 5/. Turkeys; Hens 10/ to 12/; gobblers. 15/ to £1. Cockerel chicks: Heavy breeds. Id each; light breeds, unsaleable.

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AT THE MARTS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 185, 7 August 1945

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AT THE MARTS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 185, 7 August 1945

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