With Autumn right around the corner, the time to pick up some excellent quality produce for mid-season shifts in temperature for a variety of different meals is now! Whether you’re in the mood for something warm and cozy, or something fresh and vibrant, your Local Fruit and Veg shop has you sorted with a wide selection of fruit and veg this week.
Our pick of the week this week are Pears! Pears are the perfect example of an excellent, trans-seasonal fruit, which are great for cozy, warm sweets – you could poach them and serve with ice cream, or match them with other fruits and bake them into a pie or galette, our favourite combo is a Pear and Blueberry Galette. Alternatively, Pears are perfect as an inclusion in a fresh salad, for a boost of crunch and sweetness. Try out this Pear, Fig and Goat Cheese Salad this weekend!
Other fruits you will find in good supply and quality at your Local Fruit and Veg Shop this week are Mangoes, several varieties of Grapes, such as rallis, menindees, sapphires and sultana grapes. Pomegranates are also coming into season and are an exciting new find in your Local Fruit and Veg shops. You will also find other tropical fruits such as Pineapple, Pawpaw, and Custard Apples available this week.
Shepard and Hass Avocados are also in great supply. With a variety of uses, from spreading on toast, using as a substitute in desserts, or adding to salads, Avocados are a great pick! Why not grab some this week and make your own Avocado and Salmon Sushi Rolls!
Stone fruits such as Plums, Peaches, Apricots are all of excellent quality. Pick some up this week!
After some delicious veggies this week? Pick up some beautiful Truss Tomatoes this week. Perfect for anything, from salad, to pasta, truss tomatoes are good value and excellent quality at the moment. For something to warm you up, make your own Tomato Soup in a Crusty Bread Bowl!
Other veggies that are in good supply this week include Zucchini, Eggplant and Pumpkin. All perfect for roasting or grilling for salads or side, these are delicious options for this week’s dinners.
After greens? Pick up some Cucumbers, Broccoli, Beans, or Celery. In the mood for stir-fry? Grab a variety of Asian Leafy Greens, including Bok Choy, Choy Sum Gai Lum or Kang Kong for a boost of delicious greens this week!
Support your Local Fruit and Veg shop for better quality, freshness and service. Remember to shop with the season, and excite your tastebuds with new fruit and veg you might not have tried before! Your local greengrocers are experts on all things fruit and veg, and have a wealth of knowledge, so be sure to chat with them when you’re in-store!