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May 20 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! Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, 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 coming directly from the Riverland with great colour and flavour, so now is the best time to add some of these tangy delights to your shopping basket!


Rhubarb reminds me of my Grandma’s cooking – her rhubarb and apple crumble was simply delicious! This vibrant pink-red fruit has an interesting, sometimes bitter, taste that is great in both sweet and savoury dishes.  Rhubarb is also a good source of antioxidants, vitamin K, and fibre so not only great tasting, but you can benefit from the health benefits as well.  The best time to harvest rhubarb is during the months of May, June and early July so perfect to make delicious rhubarb desserts for cold winter nights – enjoy!

Brussels sprouts

Even though Brussels sprouts is one of those vegetables that a minority really enjoy, these little beauties are packed full of health benefits including fibre, vitamins, antioxidants and immunity-boosting vitamin C which make Brussels sprouts among the most powerful cold-weather superfoods.  Brussels sprouts are versatile and can be enjoyed roasted, sautéed, steamed and for a crispy alternative, try them in the air fryer with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper – delicious!

Green Kiwi Fruit

Green Kiwi fruit grown in New Zealand is in plentiful supply at the market and what a great fruit for a sweet, juicy snack.  The flesh of the green kiwi fruit is obviously green in colour with a tangier, more tropical flavour compared to the sweetness of golden varieties.  Packed full of Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and being low in sugar, what a great healthy snack for the whole family to enjoy.  They are great cut in half and eaten with a spoon, peeled and sliced to dress a pavlova or added to fruit salad and smoothies!  Be sure to benefit from the tasty “green goodness” of kiwi fruit.


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.