June 26 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 which are locally grown in both the Riverland and Adelaide Hills! Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants which boost immunity and promote heart, digestive and liver health, 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 with great colour and flavour, so now is the best time to add some of these tangy delights to your shopping basket.
It’s great to see this staple back in plentiful supply in South Australia and the quality of locally grown is second to none. This versatile veg is suitable for so many dishes whether you steam, stir fry, roast or use it raw in a crunchy salad – there is so much you can do with broccoli. As broccoli is low in calories and rich in antioxidants, this veg can reduce inflammation and boost your immunity – perfect for the winter months! If you’re looking to add some extra vitamins into your diet, be sure to include these in your shopping basket when you’re at your local fruit and veg store.
Locally grown in the Riverland, walnuts are now in season. Walnuts have a rich, nutty flavour and a slightly crunchy texture, which makes them a popular ingredient in salads, baked goods, and desserts. In addition to their delicious taste, walnuts are also a nutritional powerhouse, as they are an excellent source of healthy fats, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. They are particularly rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to numerous health benefits, such as improved heart health and brain function.
If you enjoy Kale, you will be pleased to know there is plenty of supply of this superfood coming from the northern Adelaide plains at the moment. Kale contains fibre, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C and K, iron, and a wide range of other nutrients that help maintain good health. Kale is versatile and can be used raw in a salad, cooked, or boiled and its sturdy texture is a great addition to soups and stews. For a delicious healthy, vegetarian salad, why not try this Pumpkin & Kale salad.
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.