August 8 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.
This humble root vegetable is perfect for all your rustic winter cooking. Milder than a beetroot, the humble turnip is packed with vitamins C and K. Turnips are an interesting mix up for potatoes’ in a gratin – add slices of turnips amongst your potatoes for a new flavour combination. Grown right here in South Australia there are steady supplies available now.
With earthy root vegetables still in season now is a great time to pick up some fresh tasty swedes. Developed in Sweden in the 17th century, a swede is a cross between a cabbage and a turnip, sometimes known as the Spanish turnip. As a perfect substitute for potatoes, swedes can be mashed, boiled, or roasted and feature a sweet earthy taste ideal for those hearty winter dishes.
We are starting to see a slightly better supply of gourmet tomatoes in the market this week. With a lovely, sweet, taste these tomatoes go perfectly in sandwiches, pasta sauce, or even mixed in with your Sunday morning scrambled eggs! So, make sure to add some gourmet South Australian grown tomatoes to your shopping basket this week and we promise you won’t be disappointed.
This week we are focusing on these sour, bright green citrus beauties – limes! Loaded with nutritional benefits such as high levels of Vitamin C, limes help play a role in boosting immunity, promoting healthy skin, and reducing heart disease factors. There are so many great uses for limes with both the juice and zest – Try squeezing on top of your tacos or incorporating into a scrumptious citrus tart.
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 or the latest news from your local fresh produce experts.