November 21 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.
South Australian strawberries are increasing in supply and tasting sweet and full of flavour. The rain has not been kind to our growers so you may find our locally grown berries with a few dark spots from the rain damage – but trust us they are tasting sweet as ever! Our strawberry growers need our support – why not pick up a punnet or two of locally grown this week.
As South Australian stone fruits have started to roll in from the Riverland you will now find apricots in your local fruit and veg store. Apricots are a great source of many antioxidants, including beta carotene and vitamins A, C, and E. Apricots are also very low in sugar – they have less sugar than berries making them a great choice when you’re looking to switch up your fruit routine, while still snacking on something tasty and healthy.
As we get closer to Christmas, we are going to see more supplies of the glasshouse lines from the northern Adelaide plains. It is great to see a steady supply of capsicums in the South Australian Produce Market this week.
Believe it or not, there is technically no difference between a red, green, orange or yellow capsicum. They are all picked from the same plant at different stages of ripeness once they reach maturity. Capsicums always start off green, turn yellow, then orange, and finally red; each stage of ripeness holds different flavours and uses in the kitchen.
If you want to switch up your salads or your sandwich toppings this week – why not try a South Australian grown Cos Lettuce. The cos has coarse leaves which are crunchy and sharp in flavour. You will find both full sized and smaller ‘baby’ cos lettuces available and for something different use them as an edible scoop for your dips!
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.