November 28 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 grown outdoor zucchinis are being picked and increasing in supply from this week. The winter glasshouse lines are now outdoor crops and rely on weather for their supplies and after recovering from recent hailstorms this week we are seeing good quality and supply. Zucchini is such a versatile vegetable try using them as a replacement for pasta sheets in your lasagne for a low carb yet delicious option.
As South Australian stone fruits have started to roll in from the Riverland you will now find good tasting white nectarines. White nectarines feel heavy for their size, give slightly under pressure, and emit a fragrant aroma when ripe. White nectarines have a delicate, sweet flavour best suited for fresh eating but can also be chopped into salsa, diced for bruschetta, mixed into yogurt and cereal, used as a fresh topping over desserts, incorporated into fruit salad, or stirred into grain bowls.
If you love a pop of sweetness in your salads – look out this week for locally grown cherry tomatoes. All varieties of tomatoes are coming into a good supply for summer but we loved the look of these found in the markets growers shed this morning. Eat them as a snack, add them to your salad or throw a bunch into your pasta for some extra flavour.
White Cup Mushrooms
The white cup mushroom is the most popular mushroom in Australia, as it’s the most versatile! These mushrooms are usually around the size of the palm of your hand, with a lovely white cap. The gills can either be open or closed. Their creamy white colour makes them perfect for pasta and risotto, to keep the pasta or rice white. You can roast them, fry them, dice them and blend them with mince for spaghetti or taco’s… or eat them raw for a salad!
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.