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May 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.


Dill is a herb of the parsley family which has a fresh, citrus-like taste with a slightly grassy undertone. The feathery leaves of the dill plant add fresh green flavour to lighter dishes such as salads, seafood and vegetables and are also great in dips, spreads, and homemade pickles.  Dill leaves is often used as a garnish for soups and when used in cooking, does lose its flavour the longer it is cooked and should be added at the last minute.  However, the opposite happens when cooking with dill seed, as the longer the seed is heated, it develops more aroma and flavour.


Fresh from the Adelaide Hills, kalettes are now in season. A unique and vibrant vegetable, the kalette combines the best qualities of kale and Brussels sprouts. Kalettes, also known as “flower sprouts,” are a relatively new hybrid vegetable that bring together the nutty sweetness of Brussels sprouts and the earthy, slightly bitter taste of kale. With their distinctive appearance, kalettes feature small, frilly leaves tightly wrapped around a tender stem. This miniature vegetable packs a punch of flavour and nutrition whether roasted, sautéed, stir-fried, or added to salads, kalettes bring a delightful textural crunch and a medley of flavours to any dish. These pint-sized powerhouses are not only delicious but also rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as dietary fibre.

Nashi Pears

Nashi pears, also known as Asian pears, originated in East Asia but have become popular worldwide. They are round and crisp, with a texture that is more like an apple than a traditional pear. Nashi pears are typically eaten fresh and have a sweet, slightly floral flavour. They are also used in baking and cooking, and their crisp texture makes them a great addition to stir-fries and other savoury dishes. Nashi pears are a good source of fibre, vitamin C, and potassium, and are lower in calories than many other fruits.  Nashi pears are typically in season late summer through to early winter so be sure to look out for them in your local fruit and veg store.

Kanzi Apples

Locally grown in the Adelaide Hills, the Kanzi apple is in plentiful supply and available in fruit and veg stores right now.  This variety is known for its crunchy and juicy texture, with a sweet and tangy flavour profile that offers a perfect balance between sweetness and tartness.   These apples are an excellent variety to include in salads, baking, breakfast bowls and on your cheese platters as these apples don’t brown on cutting.  Treat the whole family to the taste sensation of Kanzi apples and look out for them to include in your fruit bowl.

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.