March 28 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.
The only thing sweeter than biting into some delicious sweet corn is knowing that it’s locally grown, and the South Australian climate is perfect for growing sweet corn. You can test them out for yourself right now as the Riverland grown veg are in season. Eat them whole, barbecued, boiled or in a salad, it doesn’t matter – right now they taste as good as ever.
If you’re looking to add some extra vitamins into your diet, then maybe consider eating more SA grown broccoli. High in vitamins C and K, they’re a great, healthy addition to any dish from a tasty side on your Sunday Roast to a crunchy addition raw in a salad. And whilst supplies have been tight in recent weeks – we are seeing an increase in supply this week providing a great opportunity to put them back in the weekly basket buy.
Red Sensation Pears
This stunning variety are a perfect representation of a classic SA autumn. Their vibrant red/orange appearance is only enhanced by their amazing flavour, particularly right now. If you haven’t yet tried Red Sensation pears, what are you waiting for? There are only small supplies of this beauty grown in SA so pick some up from your local fruit and veg store before they’re all gone!
Feeling in the mood for a rich, smooth and hearty pumpkin soup? Well, consider this your sign to whip some up this week and support our Riverland growers. Kent pumpkins are a sweet and nutty variety that will add something special to your dish. Your next dinner guests will be sure to ask after your secret ingredient!
These 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. If you’ve got some adventurous kids at home this might be the perfect new introduction to their lunch boxes!
Riverland HJK Mangos
I know what you’re thinking, and yes! Mangoes can grow in SA! We grow our very own special variety that can’t be found anywhere else. HJK mangos are coming to the end of their small SA season but are still packing a delicious flavour and bright orange colour. And the best part? They have a smaller seed, so you can enjoy slightly more fruit than usual.
There is nothing better than a delicious, full flavoured plum with a crisp and tangy skin. Right now you’ll fund the best plums that SA has to offer. These are a prefect replacement for other stone fruit varieties that are wrapping up their SA season.
If you’d like to further deep-dive into what’s in season right now, tune into Radio Italiana 531 on the AM dial this Wednesday from 11am – 11:30am for a more in-depth market update with Penny from Pick a Local, Pick SA!