January 30 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
The new season of Riverland grown Royal Gala apples have hit the market this week – just in time for back-to-school lunch boxes. The cooler summer weather has produced some great tasting apples that are crisp and sweet perfect for eating as a snack on the go. For some inspiration why not try this apple, red cabbage and walnut salad our brand ambassador Callum Hann recently created.
The Riverland is producing plenty of lines at the moment and the locally grown sweet corn is a great option to include for week night dinners. Throw them on the barbecue or steam them on the stove top and add a dob of butter for an easy side dish the whole family can enjoy.
Seedless watermelon, also grown in the Riverland, is in steady supplies this week at the market. Sweet tasting and bright in colour this is a great summer option for after school snacks. Your local fruit and veg store can cut a piece to size or take a whole fruit home and add watermelon to your smoothies or cold press this week.
Whilst there may be a shortage on chipping potatoes used for frozen bags in the supermarket, there is plenty of supply coming through the markets and on your local fruit and veg store shelves for us to enjoy to cook at home. Grown right here in South Australia pick up a bag of potatoes and cut your own chips for oven or air fry this week or mix up a quick potato bake for a crowd pleasing side dish.
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.