October 24 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.
It’s that spooky time of year and as more and more Aussies are embracing the tradition of Halloween so too are your local fruit and veg stores. Last week we saw the first of the specially grown Halloween Pumpkins hit the South Australian Produce market floor and make their way to fruit and veg retailers all over Adelaide. The Jack O’ Lantern pumpkin is an outstanding variety for decorative uses; fruits are uniformly round and a rich dark orange colour. Look for them in-stores this week.
The first picks of South Australian grown strawberries have started to arrive at the markets. The weather has not been kind to our growers, which is slightly delaying the peak of the season, but with the best tasting strawberries in the country grown right here in the Adelaide Hills – they are worth the wait.
For a very limited time you will find these SA grown purple asparagus available – so if you want to try them add them to the shopping this week. Purple asparagus is milder in flavour but sweeter that it’s green counterpart and due to a higher content in natural sugars. It is quite nutty in flavour and a nutrition powerhouse, every 90 gram-serving of purple asparagus also provides more than one-third of your daily folate needs.
Green Oak Lettuce
If you want to switch up your lettuce buy this week, look for South Australian grown green oak lettuce. Grown hydroponically it is a great addition to salads, sandwiches and burgers. You may find these lettuce heads in a duo with their counterpart the Red Oak Lettuce which combined make for a great looking 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.