October 23 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.
Micro herbs are young seedlings that are harvested whilst the plants are young and immature which can be any herb or leafy green. Not only do Micro Herbs or “Microgreens” as they are often referred to, add a nutritional punch to salads, soups, or sandwiches, but they are also tender and offer delicious flavour. As a general rule, purchased microgreens typically last 10-12 days in your fridge after harvest. With approximately 40-50 varieties of Micro Herbs, with basil, mint, dill and coriander just to name a few, keep an eye out for these to incorporate into your weekly meals or special occasion fine dining.
We are pleased to see new season South Australian, Adelaide Hills grown strawberries in the market. These high quality strawberries are a family favourite full of flavour, great red colour and plentiful supplies. Strawberries can be enjoyed in so many ways including, a healthy snack on their own, fruit salads, desserts, jams, milkshakes/smoothies, chocolate dipped, cocktails and the list goes on! These sweet, juicy delights are perfect to add to lunch boxes for a healthy snack for the whole family to enjoy with the added benefit of being low in calories and full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. Be sure to grab new season strawberries at your local fruit and veg store and enjoy!
As consumers we want convenience and local grower Hi Fresh, provides us with the ultimate convenience food with these handy Salad Bowls. There are 6 varieties to tantalise your taste buds for a healthy lunch or dinner, which include Greek, Crunchy Asian, Caesar, Euro, Garden and Kaleslaw Salads. You will find these Salad Bowls in your local fruit and veg store and independent supermarket. Be sure to keep an eye out for these fresh and tasty Salad Bowls to enjoy for a healthy and satisfying meal on the go, at work, school or at home.
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. Capsicums always start off green, turn yellow, then orange, and finally red; each stage of ripeness holds different flavours and uses in the kitchen. Capsicums are mistakenly labelled as a vegetable but are in reality a fruit as they bear seeds and grow on flowering plants. Enjoy these beautiful, crisp, juicy capsicums in your healthy salad or try stuffed capsicum for a hot alternative.
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.