September 12 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.
Bache Bros have this week introduced a brand new pack of SA grown mandarins that hit the market Friday. The new Pick Me branding is a box of small lunchbox size South Australian grown mandarins in plastic free packaging. The 100% recyclable cardboard punnet provides fresh pre-packaged produce that is kind to the environment. And, through a partnership with Trees for Life, proceeds from every Pick Me punnet sold go towards growing and planting new trees.
Artichokes are low in fat, high in fibre and loaded with minerals including Vitamin C and Folate. There are many ways to use an artichoke – but the easiest is to steam the vegetable. When choosing an artichoke try to pick one that is heavy to ensure they are not dried out and if you squeeze the artichoke they should “squeak” giving you a sign of their freshness.
This variety were created through the cross pollination of a tangerine and a pomelo (an ancestral variety of Grapefruit). Their flavour is tart and sweet, with medium acidity. They’re also a great variety to pop inside your kids’ lunch boxes due to their extremely easy to remove peel and minimal seeds. Apart from eating them fresh, they’re excellent for using in salads and desserts and make great tasting sauces and juices.
The humble eggplant is often seen as a great meat-replacement in plant-based recipes, but don’t be fooled into thinking they’re only good for vegetarians. Eggplants are in good supply right now and have plenty of benefits, including: reducing the risk of heart disease, assists with blood sugar control and weight loss.
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.