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July 1 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.



Who doesn’t love a good roasted parsnip! Locally grown in the northern plains of Adelaide these root vegetables are the perfect addition to any winter dish and a must have for a Sunday roast. Sometimes mistaken for a white carrot, parsnips have a delicious, sweet, nutty taste that is best served roasted, but can also be enjoyed baked, sauteed, steamed, mashed, pureed, and fried. Did you know that before sugarcane was widely available, Europeans used parsnips to make sweetener? With good supply in the market, now is a great time to add parsnips to your shopping basket this week!



Green Kiwi Fruit

Green Kiwi fruit grown in New Zealand is in plentiful supply at the market and what a great fruit for a sweet, juicy snack.  The flesh of the green kiwi fruit is obviously green in colour with a tangier, more tropical flavour compared to the sweetness of golden varieties.  Packed full of Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and being low in sugar, what a great healthy snack for this time of year for the whole family to enjoy. They are great cut in half and eaten with a spoon, peeled and sliced to dress a pavlova or added to fruit salad and smoothies!  Be sure to benefit from the tasty “green goodness” of kiwi fruit.



Cabbage is a versatile vegetable that can be used in many ways and you even have a choice of cabbage – there is white/green, red, Savoy and Wombok.  This healthy vegetable can be enjoyed either raw or cooked and used in delicious coleslaw or salads, or is also great sauteed, steamed, stir fried or boiled. Cabbage’s high fibre content aids in the relief of gastritis symptoms (inflammation of the stomach wall) and relieves stomach ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome.  Sauteed cabbage is simply delicious and you have options to add olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, lemon or lime for an added taste sensation.  Enjoy!




Bananas are a popular fruit the whole family can enjoy and thankfully are available all year round.  In the winter months you may notice that the skin is slightly dulled which is due to the cooler weather, but rest assured you will still find great quality on the inside. While bananas are not grown locally in South Australia, they are ripened here and help boost the local economy.  Packed full of potassium and other essential nutrients, bananas are helpful for heart health, digestive health and help manage blood pressure.  Did you know that bananas naturally have serotonin!? A chemical that contributes to the happiness emotion making it the perfect choice if you’re feeling a bit down in this cold and wet weather.


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.