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April 22 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.

Lebanese Cucumber

Lebanese cucumbers are a versatile variety of cucumber with their sweet taste and crisp flesh.  These cucumbers are often a platter or dip favourite as they also come in “baby qukes” which are small and crunchy, perfect for dipping sticks, snacking, salads or added to school lunchboxes. They’re also high in vitamin C, fibre and folate so look for firm cucumbers with shiny, blemish-free skin to enjoy these added health benefits.

Gold Kiwi Fruit

Although kiwi fruit don’t grow in SA, we’ve just received gold variety kiwi fruits straight from their source in New Zealand.  These golden beauties have a more tropically sweet taste compared to the everyday green varieties. They also have a smoother, less furry skin and are packed full of Vitamin C.  Just one gold kiwi fruit provides 100% of your daily vitamin C requirement! They are also low GI making them a perfect snack on the run or packed into lunch boxes.  Be sure to look out for these sweet treats when you’re next at your local fruit and veg store.

Fuji Apples

Fuji apples are a variety of apple that are renowned for their juicy, sweet flavour and crisp texture.  They are a great source of vitamin C and fibre, but they do have one of the highest sugar contents in apples making them ideal to use for apple pies, tarts, cakes and muffins.  They are also delicious to be eaten on their own for that crisp, refreshing snack, added to lunch boxes or included in salads for crunch. Fuji apples are also an excellent addition to your cheese platters as they pair beautifully with cheeses such as gorgonzola, blue cheese fontina and havarti.

Packham Pears

The Adelaide Hills apple and pear season continues with a good supply of freshly picked Packham Pears. These pears are a bright green colour and as they ripen turn to a more pale, yellow tone with a white flesh and a sweet aromatic flavour. Packham pears are a versatile variety, but their flavour really shines when used in cooking – try them baked or poached and you’ll taste the full potential of this humble pear, or they are also great to be sliced and mixed into leafy green salads.


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.