March 21 In Season at the Market
As Autumn kicks off we’re seeing a whole new range of delicious, local produce on the market floor from South Australian growers. 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.
As we say goodbye to the SA grown Hass avocado season, we say hello to local Reed avocados. This large and in charge variety loves the cooler weather that a South Aussie autumn brings with it. Their firmer texture makes them a great inclusion in your next salad and the smooth buttery flavour makes them great smashed on toast. About double the size of a Hass – try one in your basket today.
Right now, SA is producing the best tasting garlic you can get your hands on. Purchasing local garlic means high quality cloves with great shelf life. You’ll get the most flavour and longevity out of your produce, which is great for your culinary creations and your wallet. However, their short season means they won’t be around for long.
As the cooler Autumn weather approaches, our minds wander to delicious and hearty winter meals – and what’s more hearty than a classic roast? Consider heroing some in-season Brussels Sprouts in your next roast dinner spread. You’ll be sure to convert some die-hard sprout haters.
SA Jonathan variety apples are being harvested as we speak! This rich, sweet and crisp variety are the perfect size for lunch boxes and are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Whether you’re cooking or eating them fresh, Jonathan apples won’t disappoint.
Add a burst of sweet, tangy flavour to your next salad by including some delicious local pomegranate seeds on top. And with their natural anti-inflammatory properties your body will thank you for it. But be quick! Their short season means they won’t be available for long.
Beurre Bosc Pears
With a reputation as the ‘aristocrats among pears’ the Beurre Bosc Pears are sure to impress at your next dinner party, and what better time to utilise them than while they’re in season? This variety are a great option when incorporating pear into desserts, while adding a touch of gourmet flare. Grown in the Adelaide Hills they are perfect for poached pear desserts.