Summer is finally here, and with the change in season comes a bounty of new-season fresh produce available at your local fruit and veg shop. Summer is the time to celebrate friends, family and the end of another year, and it’s always made much brighter by deliciously fresh salads, lunchtime spreads and family barbeques. Pick up some beautiful fresh, seasonal produce this week and into the festive season from your local fruit and veg shop to help you and your family celebrate this summer.
Our pick of the week this week is Cucumber, which is in great supply this week. Cucumbers add a refreshing crunch to salads or sandwiches and are the perfect snack to accompany dips or simply eaten alone! Add some Cucumber to your shopping basket this week. Try our Quinoa, Cucumber and Feta Salad this week for a salad that fills you up and is loaded with flavour!
Aussie Grape season continues to improve. Choose from menindee or flame seedless grapes, and keep an eye out for more varieties that will be available soon.
Stone fruit is continually improving in quality and variety, with options including Peach, Nectarine, Apricots and new-season Plums gracing the shelves of your local fruit and veg shop. Look for fruit that is fragrant with a slight bit of give when pressing to select fruit that is ripe. Stone fruit ripens on your benchtop if you want to buy today and eat later in the week! Cherries are also improving in quality, and are a wonderful option for your weekend lunch platters or week-day snacks.
Berries are plentiful, with a wide variety available including Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries and Raspberries. Add your favourite berries to your salads for a pop of juicy sweetness, or eat alone as a refreshing snack that fits into your lunchbox perfectly. For a sweet treat, try our Blueberry and White Chocolate Cookies for a treat that will delight the whole family.
Avocados are in great supply and will only continue to improve into the warmer months. Avocado is loaded with nutrients and is a healthy option to add to breakfasts like toast or smoothies, or can be added to your favourite salads for a creamy textural addition. Try our Strawberry, Avocado and Basil Salad this week!
Tomatoes are a summer-time staple and are great quality this week. Whether used for salads, sandwiches or a classic pasta sauce, tomatoes are a great option from your local fruit and veg shop and into summer. Look for fruit that has vibrant colour and is not too soft.
Asian greens are in good supply and are the perfect addition to your summer stir-fries or salads. Choose from bok choy, gai lan, pak choy and get cooking! Add aromatics and your favourite Asian-style sauces to create a tasty stir-fry this week.
Zucchini is in excellent quality this week. Tasty and versatile, Zucchini can be added to a variety of dishes for an added hint of green. You can’t go wrong with our Zucchini Lasagne, where Zucchini is the star of the show for an easy mid-week dinner.
Dutch Carrots are a beautiful vegetable that add a delicious sweetness to your meals. Perfect for your Sunday roast or simply roasted and tossed through a refreshing summer salad, they’re a winner this week.
Your local Fruit and Veg shop hand select their produce from local Growers and Wholesalers to bring you the best quality available! Pick up some of this produce and more from your local Fruit and Veg shop this week!