July 17 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.
Get ready to savour the crisp and peppery delight of in-season South Australian grown radishes! Bursting with flavour and vibrant in colour, these locally grown gems are a true treat for your taste buds. South Australian radishes thrive in the region’s fertile soil and temperate climate, resulting in a crisp texture and robust flavour profile. Whether enjoyed raw in salads, sliced into vibrant garnishes, or pickled for added tanginess, radishes bring a refreshing and zesty twist to your cooking.
This week why not try the natural sweetness and hearty goodness of sweet potatoes, these vibrant and nutritious root vegetables are a true culinary delight. Their vibrant orange flesh offers a natural sweetness that adds depth and richness to a variety of dishes. Whether roasted, mashed, baked, or incorporated into soups and stews, these versatile potatoes provide a delicious and satisfying addition to your meals. Rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals, sweet potatoes offer a range of health benefits. They are a great source of antioxidants, support digestive health, and contribute to a balanced diet.
Indulge in the exquisite taste and vibrant hues of in-season South Australian grown pomegranates! These luscious fruits are a true delight for the senses. Bursting with ruby-red arils, each bite offers a delightful explosion of flavour. South Australian pomegranates are renowned for their exceptional quality, not only are they a feast for the palate, but they also offer a wealth of health benefits. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, these jewel-like fruits support immune health and promote overall well-being. Incorporate the juicy arils into salads, desserts, or enjoy them as a refreshing snack on their own.
Fresh from the Adelaide Hills, Kalettes are now in season. A unique and vibrant vegetable, the Kalette combines the best qualities of kale and Brussels sprouts. Kalettes, also known as “flower sprouts,” are a relatively new hybrid vegetable that bring together the nutty sweetness of Brussels sprouts and the earthy, slightly bitter taste of kale. With their distinctive appearance, kalettes feature small, frilly leaves tightly wrapped around a tender stem. This miniature vegetable packs a punch of flavour and nutrition whether roasted, sautéed, stir-fried, or added to salads, kalettes bring a delightful textural crunch and a medley of flavours to any dish. These pint-sized powerhouses are not only delicious but also rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as dietary fibre.
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.