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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?


Red Love apples, red-skinned and pinkish-red flesh apples now in season, offer a delightful flavour reminiscent of Granny Smith apples. It is ideal for cooking, juicing, baking or adding a colourful touch to a cheeseboard. Cultivated in Lenswood, Victoria, these apples trace their roots back to Switzerland.


Late summer is the best time to make the most of plums. Eat out of hand. Poach, stew or microwave. Use for desserts, tarts and pies or whip up a batch of plum jam or chutney. Puree and use for sweet and savoury sauces


Now is the ideal moment to indulge in late-season peaches and nectarines


Australia's Mildura and Robinvale regions produce top-quality grapes perfect for fresh consumption and cooking. They pair well with cheese or make a delicious addition to salads. Most are seedless, except for Muscats and Red Globe varieties.


Enjoy the seasonal treat of figs, known for their delicate texture and pink flesh, which are great for sweet and savoury dishes.


Williams’ pears are a great buy this week. Add flavoursome pear slices to salads, poach for breakfast to serve with yoghurt and muesli, or add to a cake or crumble. Australian nashi season has started. Crunchy like an apple and juicy like a pear


Enjoy aromatic Victorian strawberries, rich in heart-healthy flavonoids


Medley tomatoes are a mix of different tomato varieties, often including cherry, grape, and pear tomatoes. They come in various colours, including red, yellow, and orange, offering a visually appealing mix. Punnets of medley tomatoes typically offer a well-balanced flavour profile, combining sweetness with tanginess. Each variety contributes its unique taste, resulting in a flavourful blend.


Tropical-tasting papaya is plentiful this week. Serve slices with a drizzle of lime juice.


With its enticing orange flesh and creamy texture, kumara is a culinary delight, whether roasted or served cold in salads or couscous dishes. It pairs wonderfully with aromatic spices such as rosemary, cinnamon, chilli, ginger, coriander, or cumin.


Whether grilled, roasted, or stuffed, eggplants make it a nutritious addition to your meals.


Entice the family with a range of carrot delights, from roasted carrots to carrot juice and even carrot cake. Experiment with honey and sesame seed stir-fried carrots or incorporate them into a healthy stir-fry. Enjoy the quality Tasmania and Victorian carrots.

Asian greens

Asian leafy greens such as on choy, bok choy, and choy sum offer both simplicity and affordability.Enhance their flavour by finely grating or mincing new-season fresh ginger, then sauteing it in sesame oil until fragrant. Add the leafy greens and stir-fry until tender for a delicious and nutritious dish.

Snake beans

Slender, fleshy, dark green snake beans are tender, mild-flavoured, and versatile. Snake beans are at their peak freshness and value in early autumn