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Fresh food club - What's in season?

"ideas on the freshest produce this season coupled with gourmet recipes for the freshest produce in town

What's fresh?


Juicy and a bit sweeter than other pineapples, Bethonga pineapples are also lower in acid, and higher in vitamin C. Picked ripe and ready to eat pineapple is delicious in sweet and savoury dishes.


Valencia oranges are extra flavoursome late summer. It is typical of Valencia oranges to display green pigments on their skin; this does not indicate that the fruit is under-ripe at this time of year. Choose oranges that feel heavy for their size as this means high juice content


Fragrant, tangy and tropical tasting, passionfruit is a summer favourite. Team passionfruit is peaches, nectarines, mangoes, pineapples or berries and serve with a scoop of ice-cream.


Who could possibility resist enjoying luscious and fragrant peaches and nectarines at the moment? Bursting with summery sweetness, both yellow and white-fleshed peaches and nectarines are readily available


Antioxidant-rich blueberries are a bargain this week


Attractively coloured and rich in flavour summer plums vary in shapes, skin and flesh colour, and flavours. Give plums the ultimate summer treatment, cook them on the barbecue or toss wedges or slices through salads


Donít miss out on sweet eating, plump and delicious late-season cherries. Most cherries are now coming from Tasmanian. They are excellent quality


For a tropical, sweet summer-sensation, pick up a bag of new season lychees. They're easy to peel and are the best value at this time of the year


Stay hydrated and cool with a twist of lime juice and mint in iced water.


Don't miss out of the last of the Australian grown apricots. The fruit is now coming from Tasmanian


Aussie grape season is in full swing with good supplies coming from the Sunraysia area. So grab please do yourself a favour and pick up a generous, juicy bunch or a kilo bag, to enjoy as a snack, or for a burst of sweet add grapes to salads. Select from white, red and black seedless varieties

Why not try...


A South Australian grown Reed avocados is the most flavoursome and creamy avocado available at this time of year


Summer is the best time to enjoy in-season tomatoes. Ripened in the warmer weather tomatoes are full-flavoured truss cherry tomatoes are an excellent buy


Eggplants are at their best value from late summer to early autumn as Sydney growers are harvest quality crops. Select smooth eggplant with a firm, satin-like, glossy skin, which feels heavy for their size


A barbecue is not complete without mushrooms. Flats (large open mushrooms) have a rich, intense flavour and meaty texture

Snake beans

Versatile and tasty snake beans are in season and are great in salads, stir-fries, curries and laskas. Snake beans are sold in bunches, snake beans are about 30cm in length and have a delicate flavour.


Kids and adults alike love the refreshing crunch of cucumbers. Baby cucumbers are a miniature cucumber that makes a healthy snack and are ideal for adding a little crunch to our salads

Salad greens

At this time of year light, salads are the star of the kitchen. Baby spinach leaves are a tasty and convenient addition to the salad.


You say potato, and we think of a summery potato salad. Perfect for enjoying with summery barbecue or taking on a picnic


Zucchinis are a breeze to prepare. No need to peel, simply slice, dice or grate, their mild flavour makes them a hit with the kids. Delicious barbecued.


From late summer to early autumn, locally grown sweetcorn shines for quality and freshness. Add corn kernels to salads, salsas, fritters, pasta dishes, meat patties and rice dishes for colour and sweetness.

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