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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?

Pomegranate

Add colour and sweetness to your autumn salads with a generous sprinkle of pomegranates arils; they team delicious with oranges, rocket, feta, rice, lentils, beetroot, quinoa, rhubarb, pears and lamb.

Lemons

ike salt, lemons bring other flavours to life. While it is the juice that contains the flavour, it is the rind or zest that holds the refreshing fragrance. Lemons supplies are on the increase and will peak around June to August. So, fill your fruit bowl with lemons, and we guarantee you will find a delicious way to use the juice and zest to add flavour. Lemons are currently coming from Gayandah and Mundubbera

Mandarins

Packed with vitamin C, easy to peel and super juicy, new season Imperial mandarins are delicious eating and great value

Why not try...

Pears

Naturally sweet and juicy, pears are ‘pear’fect for adding sliced to salads or enjoy them roasted or poached. Select from Packham, Buerru Bosc and Corella varieties

Custard Apples

Swirl custard apple flesh through thick yoghurt; add it to fruit salads, trifles or muffin mixtures. For breakfast, serve it with a squeeze of lime juice

Apples

Fill your fruit bowl with crisp apples. Cook with Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples and enjoy the sweet crunch of Pink Lady, Royal Gala, Jazz, Kanzi, Fuji and Red Delicious

Persimmons

Sweet persimmons are a seasonal fruit available from April to July. Eaten when the flesh is soft and resembles apricot jam, persimmons are for many people, an acquired taste.

Avocado

Avocados contain ‘good’ unsaturated fat and are the richest source of vitamin E of all fruits and vegetables. Shepard avocados are finishing up; there are now Fuertes and Hass avocados in season.

Grapes

Grapes remain plentiful with a wide selection of varieties in all colours. Popular varieties include Crimson seedless, Adora, Sapphire, Globe and the new Autumn Crisp.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower has health benefits that are good for healthy bones, brains, gut, heart and immunity

Carrots

Versatile carrots are an Australian favourite with, 89 percent of Australian households purchasing carrots. The average purchase is 825g per shopping trip. So, ,help our growers out, his week by grabbing a 1 kilo bag and adding carrots to a delicious cake for Mother’s Day.

Kumera

Kumara or Orange sweet potato is delicious eating, and ideal for roasting or mashing. Roast chopped orange sweet potato with red onion wedges in olive oil flavoured with cumin and coriander for 30 minutes or until tender. Mashed kumara is a delicious and vibrant coloured topping for a cottage pie. Serve with lamb or beef.

Fennel

Victoria grown fennel is a white, crisp, flavoursome and super value. Delicious served shredded in an autumn salad like this fennel, feta and pomegranate salad or whip up a tasty fennel, lemon & prawn risotto with rocket. .

Asian Greens

You will find a delightful array of Asian greens at your local greengrocer this week at great prices. Add a delicious crunch and extra goodness to your stir-fries by adding a bunch of bok, choy, choy sum or pak choy

Chestnuts

Australian grown chestnuts are delicious treats well worth the patience and time needed for their preparation. Once cooked, their creamy white flesh is similar in texture to roast potato with an irresistible sweet, nutty flavour.

Cabbage

For value on the vegetable scene, you cannot go past cabbage. This humble vegie is a versatile, flavoursome and good value.