Autumn is finally here! And with the change of season, comes great produce in your local fruit and veg shop. Major flooding in QLD and NSW has impacted growers and wholesalers this week in those regions, so expect to see some shortages and some unseasonal price raises in some produce lines nationally in the coming weeks. Your local fruit and veg shop will still have a wide variety of produce available, so get in and support your local community by supporting local, independent businesses!
This week’s pick of the week is new season gala Apples! Fresh out of the orchard, Gala Apples are in season on the shelves of your local fruit and veg shop. This classic red apple is a delicious offering, with a floral aroma and a mild, sweet flavour. This variety is crunchy, with a thin skin. Other than eating fresh and as is, we love using gala apples in salads, served with cheese, or in an apple slaw! They are also excellent for juicing and taste delicious when made into a sweet sauce. Try out our Raw Apple Pie Bars for a healthy mid-week snack! Be sure to pick some up this week at your local Fruit and Veg shop!
Other fruits that you will find this week that are excellent quality are Figs, new season Pears, a wide variety of Grapes and some delicious Dragonfruit.
The great shift from Hass to Shepard Avocados is in swing! Both are currently available and of great quality. A tip to remember: Shepard avocados don’t go brown when ripe in the same way Hass avocados do, but they do feel softer as they ripen, so remember this when selecting your avocadoes this week!
Peaches, Plums and Nectarines are all in excellent supply, and taste better than ever. You will find a wide variety of different plums in your Local Fruit and Veg shop, so now is a great time to try out something new and different! Who knows, you might even find a new favourite!
Autumn veggies have a special place in our hearts. With a wide variety of uses, Autumn veg means warm cosy meals, like soups, stews, roasts, the list goes on! Make the most of it with beautiful Beetroot, Pumpkin and Kumara, an orange variety of sweet potato.
You will also find delicious Carrots, Corn and Eggplant in abundance at your local fruit and veg shop this week. We’re always loving using veggies in sweets, so why not make some delicious Carrot Muffins this week (we promise the kids will love them). For an easy, but absolutely delicious option for a mid-week dinner, try out these Stuffed Eggplants!
If ever in doubt, ask your local greengrocer about the produce on offer in-store. With a wealth of knowledge and superior service, your Local Fruit and Veg shop is the best place to shop for produce that is in season, and great quality!