A Better Choice For Freshness

Sprinkle a bit of fun into your meals this week with delicious recipes using fresh fruit and veg from your local fruit and veg shop! Experimenting with new produce is great fun when you’re feeling in a bit of a rut with your weekly meals. Trying new food is also good for your physical health, by introducing new sources and varieties of vitamins and minerals. Try out something new this week, you might even find a new favourite!

Our pick of the week is Fennel. The refreshing flavours of this unique vegetable are a great swap for onion in your favourite salads for a touch of sweetness, or can be roasted up and added to soup or pasta for a delicious Autumn dish. Celebrate the flavours of Fennel in this dish of Braised Fennel with Garlic Butterbeans and make Fennel the star of the table this week! 

Figs are in great supply and quality this week. Choose figs that are firm and free from blemishes. Figs have a soft, sweet flesh with small edible seeds that give a great texture to everything from cakes to salads! Boost your morning with Figs with this Fig & Banana Overnight Oats recipe. 

Grapes are plentiful this week, with a wide variety of choices to pick from. With so many available, there’s all the more reason to try something new! Try a crisp, crunchy Globe variety, a rich Ralli Seedless or a classic favourite Menindee Seedless. 

Juicy and sweet, Valencia Oranges are a great pick at your local fruit and veg shop this week. Pair the sweet flavour of these delicious oranges with the peppery taste of seasonal Radishes in this Radish Salad with Orange Dressing! This is a great way to add some of your sweet favourites to a savoury dish perfect for work or to accompany your next dinner. Mandarins are also beginning their season with deliciously sweet seedless Mandarins available. 

In stone fruit this week, look for delicious Peaches and Plums including super-food Queen Garnet Plums, as well as sweeter Sugar Plums. These delicious fruit are a delicious option for a daily snack, and they’re so full of flavour! If you’re after a delicious post-dinner treat, try out these Mini Peach Tarts! 

Look out for Prickly Pears at your local fruit and veg shop this week. Prickly pears are a fruit that grow on cacti, with a prickly skin so be sure to handle and prepare them carefully. Simply peel off the skin and slice to serve. With a delicious mild flavour, these seasonal delights are a treat! Serve alone or with lemon or lime. 

Broccoli is in great supply this week. Broccoli is packed full of vitamins and is flavourful! Try this Roast Broccoli Salad with Spicy Tahini Dressing for a delicious side-dish that heroes Broccoli! Baby Broccoli is also available in great quality this week, so be sure to take your pick of these delicious brassicas! 

Grab some Zucchini this week at your local fruit and veg shop. This versatile veg is a favourite in our books, as there’s just so many ways to make this produce shine! This week, try something new and try our Ricotta & Zucchini Ravioli

Cauliflower makes a great base for a range of delicious dishes, as well as be a vessel of flavours in a variety of cuisines and dishes such as curries, tacos and soups. When selecting Cauliflower, look for heads with the green leaves still attached and clinging to the florets as an indicator of freshness. Looking for inspiration for a simple snack or entree? Try our Air Fried Cauliflower Arancini!

Root vegetables are well and truly making a statement on the shelves of your local fruit and veg shop this week. Keep an eye out for delicious Carrots, Parsnips, Sweet Potato and Potatoes this week! Perfect for making a quick mash, roast, or soup, these veggies are a delicious way to get in some extra nutrients this week! Try a warming bowl of Potato Corn Chowder to feed the family this week. 

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!


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