Welcome to the first week of Summer! After what feels like a long year, it’s finally time to kick back, enjoy the wonderful weather and spend some time with family and friends and reflect on the year.
Our pick of the week is Mangoes. Perfectly juicy and best enjoyed by the poolside, Mangoes are the ultimate taste of Summer. There’s so many wonderful ways to enjoy this golden treasure, from salads to smoothies to frozen and pureed into a wonderfully creamy ‘nice-cream. If you’re planning ahead for your festive feasts, we recommend our Mango Mousse for a light refreshing sweet treat at the end of a meal.
Perfectly ripe Yellow- and White-fleshed Peaches are a great option at your local fruit and veg shop this week. Peaches are a wonderful summer treat, with their unique texture and refreshing sweetness. Enjoy Peaches in a refreshing savoury meal like these Pulled Chicken and peach soft tacos this summer.
Melons are another iconic summer fruit that is best enjoyed just as it is! With several to choose from including Watermelon, Rockmelon, Candy Melon and Honeydew Melon, you’re sure to find the perfect melon this weekend! Why not cool down with a glass of Rockmelon Frosé this weekend?
Berries are also in great supply, with Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries and Blackberries available at your local fruit and veg shop this week. Berries can be a wonderful substitute for ice in some of your favourite drinks, or blended into a rejuvenating smoothie to kickstart your day! For a hint of the tropics, try our Raspberry & Coconut Smoothie this week.
Aussie-grown Grapes are once again back on the shelves of your local fruit and veg shop! Grapes are the perfect accompaniment to your cheese boards, fruit salads or make for a wonderfully simple snack! Pick up a bunch this week and enjoy the wonderful range of Aussie grapes.
How good is the first crunch into a crisp, refreshing Cucumber? Whether you love Cucumber in your weekend G&Ts, refreshing salads, or simply alone as a snack, there’s always a good excuse to have Cucumber at home! Our Cucumber & Lychee Sour is one of our Summer favourites, sure to impress your guests!
Summer reigns supreme for excellent quality Tomatoes at your local fruit and veg shop. With a wide range from cherry tomatoes to heirloom tomatoes, there is always a wonderful range of Aussie tomatoes in store for every occasion. Our Tomato & Squash Galette is a great way to use up some seasonal Tomatoes and is an impressive entree.
Lettuce can make or break a great summer burger. The added crunch and moisture that Lettuce brings to a classic Aussie burger is one great reason to be stocked up on Lettuce this week for your weekend BBQ! These Beef & Mushroom Burgers are the ultimate weekend winner, the whole family will love them!
Beans are in great supply this week, and make for a great side-dish. Simply cook and add garlic and oil, and you have an addictive dish that you will keep coming back for! Pick up a bunch this week at your local fruit and veg shop.
As the season continues, be sure to keep an eye out for more seasonal produce on the shelves of your local fruit and veg shop. Eating seasonally is not only better for your wallet, but it is also good for the environment and our Australian growers. Shop at your local fruit and veg shop for the best quality, freshness and service, it’s A better choice!