May 23 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 say hello to South Australian grown mandarins. Traveling straight out of the Riverland region, SA mandies are extremely fresh and full flavoured. There’s nothing better than enjoying a perfectly ripe mandarin, packed full of sweet, tangy citrus flavour. Be sure to make room for them inside the kids’ lunch boxes in the coming weeks.
If you like to ‘try before you buy’ then head to the Barossa this Wednesday as we officially launch the SA Citrus Season. Join us for a sample of SA’s best citrus, some entertainment for the kids and a live cooking demonstration with Callum Hann as he shows you how to make the perfect citrus soufflé. You can find out more here:
Right now we’re seeing beautiful Riverland grown Almonds work their way through the market. These guys make for a great addition to your diet with their long list of health benefits. Packed full of nutrients and antioxidants almonds are great for managing your blood sugar levels and lower your cholesterol.
For those of you who are almond-milk lovers, try this ‘A Better Choice’ Almond Milk recipe!
Although baby spinach is grown all year round, this is your friendly reminder to continue to enjoy it! If you’re not a huge fan of the bitter taste that regular spinach has, then you may like the sweeter taste of baby spinach. This versatile leafy green is a great immunity booster, which is handy for the oncoming flu season. It’s also a great source of iron and aid in improving gastrointestinal heath.
Corella Pears – Go to growers shed and get pic of Rohan Gilmour with Corella Pears OR Filsells have some.
If you’ve been on the hunt for a pear variety that’s great for eating fresh and cooking with, then look no further. Corella pears have a deliciously creamy texture with a great mild, sweet flavour. This extra juicy variety are also recognised for their vibrant colours, often an array of green, red and orange hues. In fact, they were named after the Australian native Corella Parrot due to their colourful appearance. Look out for this loud and proud variety during your next grocery shop!
Looking to add some vibrancy to your next salad? Then consider including some Radicchio! This maroon coloured leafy veg resembles a traditional lettuce in terms of texture but has a more bitter taste. But don’t fear Radicchio’s bold flavours, you can reduce their bitterness by grilling or roasting it. If you’re feeling adventurous with your groceries this week then make sure you pick up some locally grown Radicchio while it’s in season.
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.