Australia is home to a variety of seasonal produce. From sweet, juicy mangoes in summer, to the humble potato in winter, an abundance of fresh, seasonal produce is just a step away. Find out more about the different fruits and vegetables that grow during different times of the year in Australia, and make a better choice to eat seasonally today.
With a bit of creativity and preparation, you can enjoy fresh, local fruits and vegetables with plenty of flavour and health benefits all winter long.
|Apples (Pink Lady, Lady Williams, Sundowner)
Why should you buy seasonal produce?
Seasonal food not only tastes amazing, but it helps farmers, families and the environment.
A better choice for the environment
When foods have to travel long distances to get to supermarkets, a lot of greenhouse gases are produced due to transportation, refrigeration, food packaging and storing. Seasonal produce, on the other hand, tends to include local foods which means lower greenhouse gas emissions.
A better choice for flavour and freshness
Fruits and vegetables start to lose their nutrients immediately after harvest, so the freshest produce is the best produce.
A better choice for you and your family
By shopping for local produce, you’ll be supporting the local farmers in Australia and saving money. Buying local seasonal produce means you don’t pay for extra charges like transportation and storage which is part of out-of-season foods.