October 9 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.
Bok Choy is a type of Chinese cabbage, both the stalks and leaves can be eaten. This leafy green vegetable pairs beautifully with a tangy garlic ginger sauce or it is a great addition to bulk up your veggie intake in stir fries. As well as being loaded with all the essential nutrients and vitamins, Bok Choy is also a good source in folate which helps to reduce tiredness so you can feel more awake and alert!
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.
KP Mangoes are a luscious addition to your fruit selection, offering not only a sweet and juicy treat but also a sign that summer is near! Whether enjoyed on their own, sliced into salads, blended into smoothies, or incorporated into desserts, these mangoes bring a touch of summer to any meal. So, as you draft your weekly shopping list, consider KP Mangoes to freshen up your fruit bowl this week.
Flat White Mushrooms
Flat mushrooms are sometimes called ‘field’ or “barbeque’ mushrooms. They are the biggest mushroom in the white mushroom family. They can grow in size to be over 10cm’s in diameter. As mushrooms mature, they flatten and open, revealing their gills underneath. This gives the mushroom a softer texture and a much richer umami flavour. Flat mushrooms are best used when you want the richest mushroom flavour in your meal and the darkest colour in sauces.
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.