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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?


Hass avocado's soft, creamy texture, mild flavour and impressive nutrient composition make them ideal as a first food for infants. The vitamins and minerals in a single serving of avocado assist with children's growth and development, bones and teeth, brain function, muscles and nerves, vision, skin and hair, healthy gut and immunity.


Aromatic and flavoursome Queensland strawberries are a good source of fibre.


Juicy pears are a family favourite. Versatile, economical and naturally tasty, pears make a healthy snack food. Choose from Packham and Beurre Bosc


Vibrant orange-coloured tangelos are a cross between a grapefruit and a mandarin; they are sweet, tangy and easy to peel. Fruit should feel heavy for their size, indicating an excellent juicy content

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Blood oranges

Vibrant and juicy, ruby-fleshed blood oranges radiate goodness. Blood oranges are smallish in size and especially sweet


Extra larger-sized zucchinis are a thrifty buy.


Broccoli supplies are increasing as now coming from Victoria and Queensland. Broccoli quality is superb


Firm, compact cauliflowers from Victoria, Queensland and Bathurst are on the shelves at your local greengrocer

Brussels sprouts

Nutritious Brussels sprouts are a value buy this week. Add a kilo to your shopping list


The longer and slightly warmer days are yielding a slight increase in the volume of zucchini, and that means prices have come back


Delicious served cooked or raw, fennel teams deliciously with cheese, tomato, orange, ham, lemon, seafood, garlic, chicken stock, pasta, Pernod, cream, olive oil or lamb. A good source of fibre, fennel also supplies potassium and folate, all for very few kilojoules

Asian Greens

Enjoy the quality and flavour of fresh, locally grown bok choy, choy sum and gai lum. Toss in a hot wok and serve as a side vegetable or combine with meat for a quick, easy, healthy stir-fry.


The naturally sweet flavour of kumara is delicious mashed and roasted. Choose a firm, medium-sized kumara with intact skin. Store in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place for up to 1 week.


Vibrant-coloured beetroot comes into its own in winter. Select bunches with small to medium-sized bulbs with crisp, green leaves.