March 6 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.
New at the markets this week are these locally grown Kipfler potatoes from Virginia that come in sustainable packaging. Kipfler potatoes are a type of small, fingerling potato with a long, thin shape and a slightly curved appearance. Kipfler potatoes are popular for their buttery and nutty flavour, which makes them a great choice for roasting or boiling and can be used in a wide range of dishes, including salads, stews, soups, and gratins. They are also a good source of fiber, vitamins C and B6, and potassium.
White Flesh Nectarine
The South Australian stone fruit season is starting to wrap up with the last of the locally grown coming through the market this week. You will have one more chance to pick up white flesh nectarines and peaches before stores start to stock fruit from other Australian growing regions. Nectarines are a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as potassium and dietary fibre, making them a healthy addition to any diet. They are also low in calories, with one medium-sized nectarine containing just 60-70 calories.
Queen Garnett Plums
Queen Garnett plums are a unique variety of plums that are native to Australia with the South Australian season wrapping up this week. The flesh of these plums is sweet and juicy, with a tart flavour that makes them ideal for use in jams, jellies, and other desserts. What sets Queen Garnett plums apart from other types of plums is their high antioxidant content. In fact, they are considered to have the highest levels of antioxidants of any fruit in the world!
Grown locally in the northern Adelaide plains the smell of fresh Basil never gets old. Perfect for entertaining, mix with Roma Tomatoes and Bocconcini for a simple salad or add to your strawberry desserts – it’s a great match for sweet dishes as well. Basil has anti-inflammatory properties and can help to lower the risk of conditions such as arthritis and heart disease and the oils in the herb are also great for fighting bacteria.
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.