November 14 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.
For a full flavoured tomato, a Truss is a great variety. These tasty bursts of redness are in increased supply at the South Australian Produce Market at this time of year. Best kept at room temperature – leave your Truss Tomatoes on the kitchen bench rather than the fridge and enjoy them with basil, salt & pepper, goats cheese and olive oil.
Increased supplies of stone fruits are arriving daily from the Riverland with the first varieties of nectarines tasting great. Both the yellow and white varieties can now be found at your local fruit and veg store giving a great new flavour option for our daily lunch boxes. Nectarines are packed with goodness – they are low in calories and fat and they support iron absorption, boost weight loss and enhance skin health.
The eggplant, or aubergine, is actually a fruit. Many of the world’s best known vegetable dishes feature eggplants, the low calorie fruit is used in Middle Eastern baba ghanoush, Italian eggplant parmigiana as well as Thai and Indian curries. With increased supplies coming through the South Australian Produce Market now is a great time to pick some up and try a new recipe like this one for stuffed eggplant fritters.
Whilst not grown in South Australia – the Produce Markets has plenty of supplies of mangoes this week. Have a look in your local fruit and veg store for the Maha Mangoes otherwise commonly known as Banana or Elephant Tusk Mangoes. This variety have a flattish/thin seed and are delicious to eat!
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 or the latest news from your local fresh produce experts.