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February 26 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.


Do you know what these are?  They are Kiwiberries! They resemble their bigger brother, the kiwi fruit, but unlike kiwis, they have smooth, green or brownish, edible skin that doesn’t require any peeling, so you can just pop them in your mouth as a quick and delicious snack.  They are the size of a grape and the flesh is green with small black seeds, just like kiwi fruit.  These little bursts of goodness have over 20 essential nutrients and a range of vitamins making them perfect for a health snack on the run.   They are only available for a limited time, so when you see them in store, be sure to treat yourself to these mini taste sensations.


Low Carb Potatoes

Trying to keep your carbohydrate intake down? Why don’t you try low-carb potatoes which have been rising in popularity over the last few years! Low carb potatoes have come by naturally crossing existing potato varieties and, as a result, produces a potato which contains naturally slower digestive carbs. Filled with nutrients, low carb potatoes can be used the same as traditional potatoes whether it be for mashing, roasting, boiling, or steaming.


Duchess Pears

This week at the market we are seeing Duchess Pears which are locally grown in the Adelaide Hills and are available in late summer through to winter. You will find these pears are one of the juiciest of pear varieties, are a good source of vitamin C and high in fibre.  When ripe, Duchess Pears are highly aromatic with a sweet taste and light green to yellow skin (pictured left) with cream-coloured to white, soft flesh.  These pears can be enjoyed on their own fresh as a healthy snack, or sliced and tossed into green salads, topped over porridge and cereals or added to your cheese platters.


Coriander is one of those herbs that you either love it or you hate it!  Personally, I love it!  This herb adds a vibrant punch to many dishes, especially Vietnamese cooking, and is a staple and adds a burst of flavour to your Banh Mi roll or Pho (noodle soup).  Even with Mexican food – add a little coriander to your salsa or guacamole.   Grown right here in the Northern Adelaide Plains, look for coriander at your local fruit and veg store and enjoy this herb for extra zest with many salads, soups, fritters and curries.


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.