July 18 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 taste that is best served roasted. 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!
We are in the middle of citrus season, and we are still seeing a great supply of Navel oranges! Navel oranges have a thick bright orange skin and are packed full of flavour and juiciness perfect for eating raw, juicing, or adding to salads. Now is the best time to pick up these natural immunity boosters which are rich in vitamin C, which helps the body produce white blood cells and improves their ability to fight off infections.
If you’re looking to add some extra vitamins into your diet, then maybe consider eating more South Australian grown broccoli. High in vitamins C and K, they’re a great, healthy addition to any dish from a tasty side on your Sunday Roast to a crunchy addition raw in a salad. And whilst supplies have been tight in recent weeks – we are seeing an increase in supply this week providing a great opportunity to put them back in the weekly basket buy.
You’ll be delighted to know that baby spinach is back in good supply after struggling through a recent shortage. Baby spinach is a delicious leafy green vegetable that is harvested in the early stages of the plant growth with the smaller leaves producing a more tender and sweeter taste compared to mature spinach. Omelettes, green smoothies, and delicious salads are just some of the many ways you can use nutrient-rich baby spinach which is packed full of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants which is great for your overall health!
Harvested locally in the Adelaide Hills, Kalettes are an amazing, versatile vegetable that can be eaten raw, baked, stir-fried, grilled or steamed. If you are unfamiliar with Kalettes, they are a combination of brussels sprouts and kale, providing a mild, sweet and nutty taste and are best served with a dash of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. We are seeing great supply of Kalettes in the market so now is a great time to give them a try!
If you’d like to further deep-dive into what’s in season right now, tune into ABC Country Hour from 1230pm today or listen to Radio Italiana 531 on the AM dial this Wednesday from 11:00am – 11:30am for a more in-depth market update with Penny from Pick a Local, Pick SA!