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Feb 27 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. 

Red Sensation Pears

This stunning variety, which are also referred to as “Summer Red Pears”, are known for their vibrant red/orange appearance and are packed with amazing flavour, particularly right now.   They are a deliciously sweet pear with a buttery smooth flesh.  If you haven’t yet tried Red Sensation pears, what are you waiting for? There are only small supplies of this beauty grown in SA so pick some up from your local fruit and veg store before they’re all gone!

Royal Gala Apples

This week we are seeing more growers in the Adelaide Hills region picking new season Royal Gala apples.  They are a beautiful crisp and sweet apple, perfect for a healthy addition to lunch boxes or a snack on the go.  Grab some from your local fruit and veg store for the whole family to enjoy.   Gala apples are a significant source of antioxidants, which may help lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. They are a good source of vitamin C and dietary fibre.


If you enjoy Kale you will be pleased to know there is plenty of supply of this superfood coming from the northern Adelaide plains at the moment.  Kale contains fibre, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C and K, iron, and a wide range of other nutrients that help maintain good health. Kale is versatile and can be used raw in a salad, cooked, or boiled, its sturdy texture is a great addition to soups and stews.  For a delicious healthy, vegetarian salad, why not try this Pumpkin & Kale salad.


It is great to see a steady supply of capsicums in the South Australian Produce Market this week. Believe it or not, there is technically no difference between a red, green, orange or yellow capsicum. Capsicums always start off green, turn yellow, then orange, and finally red; each stage of ripeness holds different flavours and uses in the kitchen. Capsicums are mistakenly labelled as a vegetable but are in reality a fruit as they bear seeds and grow on flowering plants. Enjoy these beautiful, crisp, juicy capsicums in your healthy salad or try stuffed capsicum for a hot alternative.

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.