Australian-grown fresh produce is front and centre at your local fruit and veg shop this week, and as winter sticks around, it’s time to embrace comforting winter warmers. It’s also a great time to stay indoors and cook up a storm, or get the kids involved with cooking.
This week’s pick of the week is Mandarins, a kid-friendly favourite, with many varieties available and the perfect size for snacking! Their easy-peel skin means there’s little barrier for popping in the lunchbox and ensuring there’s less mess and the fruit stays fresher for longer. Pick up a bunch of Mandarins this week and make a refreshing salad for lunch with this recipe for Mandarin & Pork Salad.
The winter crop of Strawberries is in good supply and tastes excellent. Strawberries are a wonderful snack, or a great topping for cereal, yoghurt or icecream, and really shine in baked goods. For something simple and seasonal, try this Blood Orange & Strawberry Galette this week. The flush of berries means Raspberries are also available this week and are improving in value.
Citrus continues to grace the shelves of your local fruit and veg shop, with a wide variety available. Orange, Grapefruit, Lemons and Limes are all available. Citrus can really enhance your winter meals, adding a refreshing burst of sweet and tart flavours perfect for salads, cakes, or jams. Try our Orange & Cinnamon Granola this week for a morning treat.
Capsicums and Tomatoes are having favourable conditions from northern states this week also, with a great variety of both available this week.
Pears and Apples are both plentiful and of great quality this week. These crunchy seasonal delights are a quick favourite with the family, and with so many options to choose from you’re sure to find a unique fruit you love! Impress your guests this week with this Pear & Burrata Walnut Salad.
This week is all about Green veg with so much available this week. Among the standouts this week are Snow Peas. Perfectly sweet and crunchy, snow peas are a wonderful addition to a simple salad with roast veg and feta! They can also be steamed gently and make a great accompaniment to your dinner meals!
Brussels Sprouts are a winter favourite, and even more so in this Brussels Sprouts Gratin! What could be better than a baked veg with breadcrumbs and cheese on top? Pick some up at your local fruit and veg shop this week.
Asparagus is available early this season, which means you can finally make these viral Asparagus Spears with dinner this week! Look for Asparagus that is a rich green colour with strong stalks that aren’t limp.
Leafy greens such as Spinach, Silverbeet and Kale are plentiful this week and are all a great option for getting in your daily dose of vegetables! Wether you like to blend them into a green smoothie, wilt them and top your morning eggs on toast with them, or bake them up into a Spanakopita, the options are endless! Pick up a bunch at your local fruit and veg shop!
Immerse yourself in the seasonal wonders of these fruits and vegetables, carefully selected from local growers to ensure the highest quality. Visit your local fruit and veg shop to experience the joy of cooking with fresh, seasonal produce. Get inspired, try new recipes, and savour the flavours of the season. Your local Fruit and Veg shop hand select their produce from local Growers and Wholesalers at the central markets to bring you the best quality available! Pick up some of this produce and more from your local Fruit and Veg shop this week!