July 25 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.
This week we are focusing on lemons! Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, lemons have amazing health benefits and are extremely versatile – try squeezing one into your morning cup of tea or adding a few slices to your glass of water to give it a refreshing taste! There is plenty of supply coming directly from the Riverland with great colour and flavour, so now is the best time to add some of these tangy delights to your shopping basket!
Red D’anjou pears
If you’re looking to add some colour to your fruit bowl this week, why not pick up some Red D’anjou pears. Red D’anjou is a delicious variety of pear recognisable from its egg-shaped appearance and distinctive rich red skin. Packed full of fibre these pears are juicy with a sweet and slightly tangy taste making them perfect for cooking and eating fresh. Keep an eye out this week in your local fruit & veg store for these red delights!
Have you seen these rich-red delicious strawberry tomato packs at your local store recently? Named strawberry tomatoes mainly because of their size and appearance, these tomatoes also have a slightly sweeter flavour compared to the traditional varieties and make for the perfect flavour-packed addition to sandwiches or salads.
Feeling an Asian influence in your cooking this week? Well, with a good supply of Bok choy in the market, now is the perfect time to pick some up. This crunchy, mild tasting veg is perfect for heart-warming soups, it’s fast-cooking time also makes it great for whipping up a quick dinner after a long day. Bok choy is also great for those who love low-waste foods as it can be eaten in its entirety.
If you love sweet, tangy, and crunchy apples the Kanzi is the variety for you! Kanzi’s are rich in flavour and make for the perfect afternoon snack, providing a healthy answer to any sweet tooths’ cravings. Originally created as a dessert variety these apples are best eaten fresh – try cutting them up for a snack or adding them to pies or tarts.
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.