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March 27 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. 


Persimmons might not be the most common item in your fruit-bowl, but they’re certainly worth a spot. Don’t be fooled by their tomato-like appearance, these guys are super sweet and can be eaten just as easily as an apple or pear. They have a delicate flavour that almost has a cantaloupe quality in colour and sweetness.  For variety, Persimmons may be the perfect new introduction to be enjoyed in any lunch box.


Cauliflower is in plentiful supply so take advantage of this versatile vegetable to add to your curries, roasts or slow cooked meals.   With high quality crops, cauliflowers are not only great tasting but also affordable in your weekly shop.  With the weather cooling down, what a better way to incorporate these low fat, high nutritional vegetable into your hearty meals.  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!

Missile Apples

These beautiful Missile apples are the first of the season coming from the Riverland and then will start to be picked in the Adelaide hills region this week.  These pocket-sized apples are a perfect on-the-go snack with great crunch and a juicy texture which are a perfect healthy snack for the kids lunch boxes.  These on-the-go-goodness is a great snack for every family member. Be sure to look for these delicious Missile applies in your local fruit and veg store to treat yourself.


With the cooler Autumn weather fast approaching, what a better way to enjoy Leeks into your soups, frittatas or hearty meals. These guys will go well in pretty much any winter-warmer dish. Their mild, slight onion-flavour makes them versatile and palatable with a range of different flavours. Their long list of health benefits is another reason why you shouldn’t hesitate to pop them in your shopping basket this week. They’re a great source of vitamin K, B6, C, E and A, magnesium, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.

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.