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June 24 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.



We are seeing a good supply of quality cauliflowers at the market so not only are they great tasting, but also affordable in your weekly shop.  As the winter weather is here, what a better way to incorporate these low fat, high nutritional vegetable into your hearty meals.  Cauliflower can be steamed, sauteed, roasted or included in stir fry.  If you have never tried cauliflower mash – you will be surprised how great this low carb substitute is. Mash up the cauliflower and add some olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and let your tastebuds enjoy!




Cabbage is a versatile vegetable that can be used in many ways, and you even have a choice of cabbage – there is white/green, red, Savoy and Wombok.  This healthy vegetable can be enjoyed either raw or cooked and used in delicious coleslaw or salads, or is also great sauteed, steamed, stir fried or boiled. Cabbage’s high fibre content aids in the relief of gastritis symptoms (inflammation of the stomach wall) and relieves stomach ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome.  Sauteed cabbage is simply delicious, you have options to add olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, lemon or lime for an added taste sensation.


New season Tangelos have just arrived at the market.  Did you know that a Tangelo is a combination of a mandarin and grapefruit but have a sweet, tart and tangy taste as well as being deliciously juicy.  Tangelo’s are full of both vitamin C and A making them a healthy snack or great for salads, juices, cakes and muffins.  Be sure to look out for them which can be recognised as round to slightly bell-shaped, about the size of a baseball, with a characteristic “nipple” at the end where it attaches to the stem.


Sweet Corn

A family favourite is Riverland grown sweet corn which are a great option to include in your week night dinners.  They can be enjoyed cooked on the barbecue or steam them on the stove top and add a dob of butter for an easy side dish the whole family can enjoy.  Include corn kernels in your Mexican inspired dishes as well as many salads, fritters, mornays and quiches just to name a few.  Although sweet corn has a higher sugar content, it is a delicious veg to enjoy in these cooler seasons.


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.