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June 12 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.

Imperial Mandarins

The Imperial mandarin has started to arrive as the early season varieties of mandarins wrap up and make room for this variety that is packed full of sweet, tangy citrus flavour. Also packed full of Vitamin C these treats are great additions to a winter lunch box for work or school. Easy to peel and seedless, the Imperial mandarin is a perfect on the go snack.  Did you know that you can also freeze mandarins?  Simply peel and place individual slices in a single layer in a freezer bag, date and use within 6-12 months for best flavour and texture. Enjoy!

Chipping Potatoes

Always in search of the perfect potato for the perfect chips? Mitolo Family Farms brings you Chipping Potatoes, the best potato variety for creating the ultimate home-cooked chips. An excellent source of Vitamin C and Vitamin B6, these potatoes support your body’s immune system to keep you and your family healthy. A little tip, leave the skins on your potatoes for crispy, crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.  Look out for this convenient yellow bag of chipping potatoes at your local fruit and veg store.


Baby spinach at the marketBaby Spinach

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!


South Australian grown broccoli is in great supply at the market.  This green veg is high in vitamins C and K, as well as iron, and broccoli is a healthy addition to any dish from a tasty side on your Sunday roasts or hearty winter meals, to eaten raw in a crunchy salad. Broccoli is versatile to add green goodness to many meals including frittatas, quiche, pastas and stir fries just to name a few.  Apparently recent research shows that gentle steaming provides the most health benefits so if you mix it thoroughly in your meals, maybe the kids won’t see it!


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.