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Fresh food club - What's in season?

"ideas on the freshest produce this season coupled with gourmet recipes for the freshest produce in town

What's fresh?


Leafy and nutritious kale is a popular choice for green juices, stir-frying or adding shredded to frittatas and omelettes. Add a bunch to your shopping list

Snake beans

Versatile snake beans are also known as yard beans or long bean are in season.


Broccolini is a top buy. Fast and easy to cook, serve broccolini warm with a dressing or toss cold through a salad.


Golden cobs of sweetcorn are a popular buy and a family favourite. Boil whole cobs or remove kernels for fritters, muffins and salads.


Versatile carrots have a superb flavour and are rich in vitamin A.

Iceberg Lettuce

Crunchy Iceberg lettuce is a choice buy. Core lettuce and cut into large wedges dressed with your favourite salad dressing. Icebergs pleasant crisp texture makes them a top addition to rice paper rolls, teamed with mango and chicken.


With their mild onion flavour leeks are the perfect choice for teaming with mushrooms, eggs, tomatoes and seafood. Larger leeks are sold by the stem, while thinner stems are sold in bunches.


With its attractive orange flesh and rich creamy texture kumara is delicious roasted and enjoyed hot or cold in a salad or couscous dish. Spice it up with a little grated ginger, chopped coriander or cumin to make it extra special.


Victorian and Sydney grown salad and Roma tomatoes are good buying.


Late summer is peak plums season. Delicious enjoyed as a snack; plums are also a tasty addition to a salad.


Super sweet Piel de sapo melons (also known as Christmas melons) are in good value.

Why not try...


New-season Williams pears are superb quality and top value


Sweet figs are sublime. Figs team equally as well with savoury foods such as nuts, meats and cheese.


There is nothing quite like a new season apple. Bilpin and Stanhope apple harvests are underway and Royal Gala apples are sweet, juicy and crisp. Available from February through to August, Royal Gala apples are a medium-sized and the skin has a yellow base with red flushes.


Tangy limes are plentiful and very affordable. To maximise the volume of juice you get from a lime, roll limes between your palm and the benchtop to loosen fibres before cutting and juicing.


Sun-ripened golden and white-fleshed peaches and nectarines are still brimming with flavour

Finger limes

Citrus caviar is the affectionate name given to finger limes. Originally from the Queensland rain forests, these small elongated citrus fruits are about the size and shape of a thumb. Inside the finger lime, you’ll discover juice-filled pulp that resembles small ‘pearls’ that burst in your mouth with a vibrant citrus tang.

Why not try...


Grapes season is here and fruit has never tasted sweeter. Select from seeded and seedless varieties, with grape colours ranging from pale green, pink or black. Varieties include Crimson, Menindee seedless, Sultana, and Thompson


Bursting with flavour and antioxidants blueberries from Victoria and Tasmania are now available


Creamy Queensland bananas are an Aussie favourite

Natures Best Belfield

Address: 29 Burwood Rd Belfield
Call us: 9642 5613
Drop in: Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm Sunday 8am - 5pm
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