April is here, and for most of us, that means another holiday season is approaching! Whether you celebrate Easter, Ramadan or Passover, food is what brings everyone together! As we head into this Autumn season of feasting, knowing what’s available in your local Fruit and Veg Shop makes preparing for your celebrations easier! By selecting produce that is in season, and in excellent quality, you can entertain your friends and family, even on a budget!
Our pick of the week this week is Eggplant. Eggplants are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, from quite small round fruits with striped white and purple exterior, such as Graffiti Eggplant, to the eggplants that are most common, Globe Eggplants which have a deep purple colour and are quite large! Eggplant can be used in a variety of ways, whether you bake it, fry it, roast it, it’s delicious every which way! Particularly good as a dip in the form of Baba Ganoush, or cut in half and stuffed to celebrate the eggplant like these Stuffed Eggplants, there’s so much to love!
Grapes are worth celebrating this week, with a wide variety available at your Local Fruit and Veg Shop! Try out a new grape this week, and you might come home with a new favourite! If you’re entertaining this weekend, pick up some finger grapes and slice them up on a cheese board! You will also find Menindee, Muscats, Sultana and seedless varieties.
Bananas are in excellent supply, and taste incredible! Packed with Potassium, we love this fruit as a perfect snack to take on the go! Want to do more with your Bananas? Make these Blueberry, Banana and Pepita Oat Bars for a fruity muesli snack that will make for a healthy bout of baking!
Guac fans rejoice as Avocadoes are in excellent supply at the moment, and what better way is there to celebrate these green and gold fruits than by making a zesty Guacamole! Be sure to pick some up this week, along with some delicious Limes or Lemons, whichever is your zesty citrus of choice! (Or you could get both, because why not!)
For those of you who are wanting to try something new, keep an eye out for Feijoa, which have quite a short season, but are well worth the wait! They have a similar flavour to pineapple or quince, and are eaten in a similar way to kiwifruit!
Mandarins are making their way to Fruit and Veg shops, and these might be one of our favourite citruses, with a delicious tart and tangy flavour that is a refreshing snack during the day. Pick some up in this week’s shop!
Aussie Kiwifruit is also starting to make an appearance at your Local Fruit and Veg Shop, so keep an eye out for them!
Autumn veggie offerings are exciting our tastebuds this week, and will be excellent in your dinner!
Pumpkins are an Autumn staple veg, and are the perfect nutty and sweet vegetable to keep our bellies warm as the weather continues to cool down. We are also seeing Spaghetti Squash coming into season, which, once cooked, you can rake a fork through the flesh to achieve a spaghetti-like look! Keep an eye out for it this week, and try it out!
Corn is in good supply, and tastes incredible. The perfect addition to your nightly meals, but why not throw some into your breakfasts this week, and try making some tasty and simple Corn Fritters for the family this week!
The very best thing about the humble Potato is its versatility, and with so many varieties to choose from, you can be sure to have a potato for every occasion! Head into your local fruit and veg shop and try out the different varieties on offer this week!
Choose to shop at your Local Fruit and Veg Shop, where you can be guaranteed a better choice for quality, freshness and service. Your local greengrocer is a knowledge bank of all things fresh produce, so make sure to ask your greengrocer any questions about what’s in season, and the best ways to prepare the produce they have on offer! Find your local store here!