The wholesale industry is still facing a few supply issues around the country, however your local fruit and veg shops are keeping up with demand with shelves full of fresh fruit and veg that is available and in season.
Summer stone fruits are tasting excellent at the moment. Keep an eye out for yellow-fleshed nectarines, white and yellow peaches, and plums, which are all great at the moment and very affordable! There are so many great ways to use fruit, try your hand at these Pulled Chicken & Peach Soft Tacos, or for those with a sweet tooth try these Plum & Coconut Icy Poles!
There are plenty of Cherries still available and tasting great coming from Tasmania. Get in quick before the season is over!
We’re also seeing lots of Limes at the moment, perfect as an addition to drinks, salad dressings or in sweets! If you plan on taking advantage of the summer weather with seafood this weekend, we recommend our Grilled Pacific Prawns with Lime Ginger Marinade to please your friends!
There are also great quality Grapes as the season comes to its peak. Expect super juicy flesh, at a great price!
Hass Avocados are good value at the moment, perfect as we make out way back into the work weeks as a healthy breakfast option, or chopped up and tossed into a salad! We are loving our Strawberry, Avocado & Basil Salad as a perfect little summer number.
We are also starting to see Achacha become available, grown in far North Queensland. Haven’t heard of it before? Achacha is a small egg-shaped fruit with a small seed in the centre. It has a beautifully sweet and tart flavour, almost like sorbet! We definitely recommend picking some up if you see some on your next visit to your local fruit and veg shop!
Lychees are also still available, and currently at their best price.
There are plenty of vegetables available at the moment, including Iceberg Lettuce, Beans out of the Lockyear Valley in Queensland, Snake beans and Eggplants. With so many alternative ways to use eggplant, we’re loving these Eggplant Croquettes.
Carrots and Shallots are in good supply, as well as Asian Leafy Greens. Try this Calamari with Bok Choy for a refreshing summer recipe that everyone will love this weekend!
There are some lines being affected by labour shortages at the moment in some areas. These include Broccoli, Celery, Leek, and Mushrooms.
Head to your local Fruit and Veg shop to see this week’s seasonal produce. The best way to shop and cook is to follow the seasons, and be sure to ask your greengrocer if you have any questions about what’s in season!