November 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.
South Australian stone fruits from the Riverland are in season and appearing at the SA Produce Market. As we are transitioning from Spring into Summer, sweet tasting, juicy peaches are definitely a treat to be enjoyed either on their own as a healthy snack, or included in fruit platters, cooked in desserts or included in your salads. Peaches, have a soft, velvety skin and succulent flesh and contain antioxidants and vitamin C which are beneficial to our immune system. Be sure to look out for new season peaches from your local fruit and veg and enjoy these summer delights!
What an exquisite looking vegetable the Romanesco broccoli is! Grown here in the Adelaide Hills, we have seen these arrive in the market this week. When cooked, they have an earthy, nutty flavour and a firmer texture than cauliflower and broccoli and is very tender with excellent flavour. Their appearance is a large, pale green head with attractive spiralling pattern – natures own beauty! This variety is often eaten raw and is very attractive in salads. You can also eat it roasted, steamed, sautéed with garlic and olive oil, in a stir-fry, tossed with pasta, in a quiche, or a soup.
Coriander is one of those herbs that you either love it or you hate it! Fresh, citrusy coriander leaves are used widely in Asian, Oriental and Middle Eastern cooking, topping rice dishes, curries, soups, stews or salads. Coriander can also be used to make tea – simply chop the coriander leaves and add it to the boiling water, let the flavour steep into the water. Allow it to cool to a lukewarm temperature so that the coriander leaves can infuse, strain and enjoy! Grown right here in the Northern Adelaide Plains look for Coriander at your local fruit and veg store this week.
The humble carrot is available all year round and this week, you will find them at Santa’s Wonderland which kicks off this Friday at the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds. Look for the reindeer food stop on the activity trail and take home a SA grown carrot for Santa’s reindeers. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, providing more than 200% of your daily requirement in just one carrot. The whole family can enjoy the health benefits of the versatile carrot which can be eaten raw, roasted, steamed, mashed or even juiced.
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.