April 26 In Season at the Market
We all have our own preference when picking the perfect banana – whether it’s still a little bit green or covered in brown freckles, there is plenty of supply of this potassium punching produce in SA this week. And what better time to enjoy a banana than this week as we celebrate National Banana Day Sunday May 1.
While bananas are not grown in SA, we do ripen them locally which supports the economy. Your local fruit and veg store only stocks locally ripened bananas fresh from the SA Produce Market ripening rooms so you know you are getting the freshet quality when buying from a Pick a Local, Pick SA! Store.
Join us at Adams Apple West Lakes this Friday 29 April 10:30-1:30 to celebrate Australia’s biggest banana split giveaway! Head down with the kids for a free banana split, face painting, banana temporary tattoos , colouring in competition and more.
Find out more here.
As we move further into the cooler seasons’ we see the crowd-pleasing zucchini come into great supply! This antioxidant rich veg improves heart health, aids weight loss and contributes to healthy digestion. Not only are they great for their many health benefits, they’re also incredibly versatile. Meaning they’re prefect for sneaking in a bit of extra nutrients into your kids’ meals!
Attempt this delicious ‘A Better Choice’ Zucchini lasagne recipe this week.
Having just been picked from the Adelaide Hills you won’t find fresher, better tasting quinces anywhere else. These apple-looking fruits are rich in nutrients, aid with digestion and may even alleviate pregnancy-induced nausea! When choosing the right quince always check for a solid-feeling fruit with minimal bruises. As the fruit ripens the furry outer layer will fall off and they will be perfect for eating.
If you’re looking to add a bit of tartness into your next dish, then consider using rhubarb. This vibrant pink-red fruit has an interesting, sometimes bitter, taste that can be beautifully incorporated into both sweet and savoury dishes. Whether you’re pulling out some old rhubarb recipes, or looking to experiment in the kitchen this week, now is the perfect time to put the humble rhubarb to the test.
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 bursting with even more vitamin C! Make sure you pick some up this week while they’re in good supply.
If you’d like to further deep-dive into what’s in season right now, tune into Radio Italiana 531 on the AM dial this Wednesday from 11:30am – 12:00pm for a more in-depth market update with Penny from Pick a Local, Pick SA!