July 11 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.
Blood oranges have arrived at the market! This season there is a relatively new variety – the ‘Tarocco Ippolito’ which is developed in Sicily and features an orange to red blush skin and a rich red to crimson flesh. Blood oranges obtain their distinctive colour from a group of plant phyto-chemical and antioxidants, called anthocyanins which are full of anti-inflammatory and anti-viral benefits which can help fight off major health problems including heart disease and cancer.
Cauliflowers have come back into a more steady supply making them an affordable option for your weekly shop. Grown in the northern Adelaide plains, this vegetable does not have to travel far before landing on the plates of metro Adelaide families. We grow some amazing cauliflower in South Australia and now is a great time to add it to the menu. If you have never tried cauliflower mash – you will be surprised how great a substitute or change this is from the standard potato staple. Mash up the cauliflower and add some olive oil, salt and pepper and let your tastebuds enjoy!
If you’re looking to try something a bit different this week, why not pick up some kohlrabi! As a member of the cabbage family kohlrabi is an unusual looking but delicious vegetable widely used in salads or soups – but can also be roasted or sauteed. Kohlrabi has a slightly sweet taste relatable to other vegetables such as broccoli or cabbage and is packed full of vitamin C, fibre, and potassium which can help play a role in reducing health diseases such as diabetes.
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.
Sourced from Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills, missile apples have the perfect balance between crunchiness and juiciness, perfect for an on-the-go snack. With a bright red skin these pocket-sized apples comparable to a mandarin or kiwifruit present the perfect serving size and are an ideal addition to kid’s lunch boxes. There is great supply of missile apples at the market so keep an eye out for them in store this week!
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.