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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?

Peaches

Flavour-packed peaches and nectarines continue to be a standout buy from your local greengrocer. Yellow-fleshed and white-fleshed fruit is now coming from orchards in Victoria and South Australia and has a good shelf life

Strawberries

If you love your strawberries then now is the time to enjoy sweet eating Victorian strawberries. Strawberries are highly perishable and recent extreme heat, is reducing shelf, so buy and eat with 1-2 day for maximum quality.

Papaya

Tropical tasting red-fleshed papaya is a luscious fruit and a great buy this week. Try them drizzled with fresh lime juice.

Cherry

Harvesting for Tasmania’s cherry crop is underway. Several different varieties are available and fruit is a good size

Figs

Plump, rosy-fleshed, figs are the perfect partner to soft creamy cheeses and cold meats. Look for bulk buy specials, ensure that figs are firm.

Plums

Golden or red-fleshed tangy plums are in season from December to early May. Give plums the ultimate summer treatment, cook them on the barbecue or toss wedges or slices through salads. Poached plums are delicious served with yoghurt.

Mangoes

Top quality mangoes from Mareeba are plentiful.

Nectarines

Fragrant, tangy and tropical tasting, passionfruit team passionfruit is peaches, nectarines, mangoes, pineapples or berries and serve with a scoop of ice-cream

Grapes

Juicy with a delicate crunch, new season grapes are filled with natural sweetness. Select from Menindee, Crimson seedless, Sultana and Red Globe.

Eggplant

Summer is the time to enjoy locally grown eggplants. There is so many ways to enjoy eggplant, roasted, grilled, barbecued or baked.

Corn

Golden cobs of Hawkesbury grown sweetcorn are in season.

Fennel

Baby fennel, with its vibrant aniseed flavour and crisp crunch, is a perfect addition to summer salads. Choose firm fennel with fresh green fronds.

Zucchini

Zucchinis are a breeze to prepare. No need to peel, simply slice, dice or grate. Their mild flavour makes them a hit with the kids.

Spinach

At this time of year light, colourful flavour-packed salads are essential. Baby spinach leaves are a tasty and easy addition to a salad.

Carrots

Tasmanian grown Karoda carrots have a superb flavour and their bright orange colour indicates they are a rich in vitamin A. This variety is also distinguishable by their shorter and thicker shape

Radishes

Summer radishes add a pleasant peppery flavour to salads and crudités. Newer varieties of radish include the watermelon radish, French radish and the multi-coloured mixed bunches. Fabulous for making salads colourful and interesting.

Okra

Discover the interesting flavour and unique texture of okra. Used in Middles Eastern and Indian cookery, okra goes well with tomatoes, garlic, onions, potatoes, lemon juice and lamb

Kumera

Golden fleshed kumara tubers are excellent value