April 11 In Season at the Market
Buying and eating in season produce is good for your nutrition and helps the economy, our seasonal updates are here to lend a hand.
Let us inspire you with just a few of the fresh, locally grown produce now in season at the South Australia Produce Market that you will find at your local fruit and veg store.
Rappa Italian Spinach
Tired of boring, old, regular spinach? Try the slightly unique ‘Rappa’ variety! This fresh Italian spinach is commonly used in soups, and while it may look like the standard spinach you’re familiar with, it does have a slightly different flavour. This variety is a darker green and has a nuttier, more bitter taste. It’s also closely related to broccoli and so slightly resembles it in appearance. Pop some in your basket this week and try it out for yourself!
If you’ve been on the hunt for a pear variety that’s great for eating fresh and cooking with, then look no further. Corella pears have a deliciously creamy texture with a great mild, sweet flavour. This extra juicy variety are also recognised for their vibrant colours, often an array of green, red and orange hues. In fact, they were named after the Australian native Corella Parrot due to their colourful appearance. Look out for this loud and proud variety during your next grocery shop!
Kanzi apples are a type of apple that originated in Belgium and are now grown in the Adelaide Hills. This apple variety is known for its crunchy and juicy texture, with a sweet and tangy flavour profile that offers a perfect balance between sweetness and tartness. Kanzi apples are popular among apple lovers for their unique flavour and texture, and their popularity continues to grow globally.
I know what you’re thinking, and yes! Mangoes can grow in SA! We grow our very own special variety that can’t be found anywhere else. HJK mangoes are coming to the end of their small SA season but are still packing a delicious flavour and bright orange colour. And the best part? They have a smaller seed, so you can enjoy slightly more fruit than usual.
You’ll find the best produce inside your local independent fruit & veg stores. Locate your closest store here.And don’t forget to check out Pick a Local, Pick SA Facebook page for the latest news from your local fresh produce experts.