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April 29 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.


Royal Gala Apples

This week we are seeing more growers in the Adelaide Hills region picking new season Royal Gala apples.  They are a crisp, sweet apple which are perfect for lunch boxes or a healthy snack on the go, or great to cook up for apple pie.  Gala apples contain a significant source of antioxidants, which may help lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer and they are a good source of vitamin C and dietary fibre. As they say, “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away!”  Grab this delicious variety of apple from your local fruit and veg store for the whole family to enjoy.


Red D’Anjou Pears

Red D’Anjou pears are a delicious variety of pear recognisable from its egg-shaped appearance and distinctive rich red skin. Packed full of fibre and nutrients, these pears are juicy with a sweet and slightly tangy taste making them perfect for cooking and eating fresh. These red delights ripen perfectly at room temperature so be sure to add them to your fruit bowl for the whole family to enjoy!

Micro Herbs

Micro herbs are young seedlings that are harvested whilst the plants are young and immature which can be any herb or leafy green.  Not only do Micro Herbs or “Microgreens” as they are often referred to, add a nutritional punch to salads, soups, or sandwiches, but they also offer a delicious flavour.  Microgreens typically last 10-12 days in your fridge after harvest and with approximately 40-50 varieties of Micro Herbs, with basil, mint, dill and coriander just to name a few, keep an eye out for these to add into your weekly meals or special occasion fine dining.



Coriander is not everyone’s favourite herb but certainly adds some punch to many Asian, Oriental and Middle Eastern cooking dishes! Coriander leaves, also referred to as cilantro, are great for topping rice dishes, curries, soups, stews or salads and are a must if you love this herb, to the Vietnamese roll – Banh mi.  Coriander leaves are often used whole in meals, whereas the seeds are used dried or ground.  Grown right here in the Northern Adelaide Plains look for fresh Coriander at your local fruit and veg store.


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.