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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?


Blueberries' attractive purplish-blue colour and sweet flavour, teamed with their high antioxidant qualities, makes them a healthy choice.


Naturally sweet and irresistible strawberries from Queensland's Sunshine Coast and Western Australia are a bargain. Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C which contributes to the formation of collagen and thus plays a role in healthy gums, teeth, bones, cartilage and skin. So, you can enjoy every spoonful of this tasty berry-filled Eton Mess dessert, knowing it's packed with delicious goodness.


Quality ruby-red rhubarb is worth picking up this week. Simmer sliced rhubarb stems in a bit of sugar or honey to sweeten. Serve hot or cold over yoghurt. Rhubarb teams deliciously with other fruit such as apples, strawberries, pears, oranges, mandarins, peaches and raspberries.


Sweet and juicy mangoes bring a lush tropical taste to your table. Freshly harvested Kensington Pride mangoes from Darwin herald the arrival of mango season


Smooth and creamy Hass avocados are a great buy this week.


Tender, flavoursome, healthy, and affordable Aussie asparagus is now in season. Look for multi-buy specials at your local greengrocer


Versatile, glossy black-skinned, Bowen-grown eggplants are a thrifty buy. Eggplants bruise easily, so remember to handle them with care.

Broad beans

Enjoy tasty broad beans while they are in season. Shell as you would peas, then steam or boil until tender. Larger beans are often double-shelled to reveal the glorious vibrant green and tender bean.


There are good supplies of broccoli and broccolini from Victoria again this week


Golden-coloured sweetcorn is a tasty and versatile vegetable. Serve a hot cob with butter, salt, and pepper or remove kernels and add to salads, fritters, or fried rice


Put crisp, healthy salads back on the menu. Depending on the choice, Cos and Iceberg lettuce and hydroponically grown fancy lettuce are all available. Supplies are coming from Victoria, Queensland and Sydney basin.

Why not try...

Bok Choy

Premium Bok Chopy is well priced this week. Quick to cook and nutritious, bok choy is delicious in stir-fries or steamed


Pick up a kilo of zucchini this week. Zucchini may be mild tasting, but this makes them perfect for combining with a myriad of flavours to create tasty meals.


Fabulous in stir-fries, salads, coleslaw, potato dishes and as a health snack, celery adds a crunch and a unique flavour.

Snow peas

Snow peas and Sugar snaps are ideal for keeping springtime meals light and easy. Choose bright peas that are firm and plump but not bulging. Grab a headful of both pea varieties, steam and toss peas with chopped fresh mint, crumbled low-fat ricotta cheese and a drizzle of extra virgin olive


Wombok, also known as Chinese Cabbage, is a versatile, flavoursome and good value veggie

English spinach

Mild-tasting English spinach is delightful eaten cooked or raw. With prices dropping, spinach is terrific value this week. Blend English spinach with cashews, tahini, lemon juice and garlic to create a delicious healthy dip or add to a smoothie for a nutritious health boost.

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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