We’re starting to feel the Autumn chill, but there’s nothing like the feeling of walking into your local fruit and veg shop and seeing new seasonal produce to warm you up and keep you excited about the change in season!
Figs from Stanthorpe and Gatton are spectacular little fruits, with a delicate flavour and incredible texture. If you’re in the mood for some baking this weekend, you have to try our Dark Chocolate Fig Tart for a divine treat that will impress your guests! Autumn also means it’s Victorian grown Quince season. This mysterious fruit makes for a stunning cool weather treat, just cook it low and slow, and you’ve got cosy covered.
Apples from Stanthorpe and Victoria are plentiful and of high quality. With plenty of new season varieties on offer, there’s an apple for everyone! Some of our favourite new-season varieties include Granny Smith, Delicious and Fuji. Apples can be used for just about any recipe under the sun! Try making some Apple Jam which goes perfect on crackers with cheese, or on your weekend scones!
Victorian grown Pears and Pomegranates are also on the shelves of your local fruit and veg shop this week, so head in and pick some up for some deliciously fresh flavours this week! There are plenty of excellent fruits available this week, including Victoria grown Kiwi Fruit, Raspberries and Mandarins from Burnett Region. You might also see Jujubes from Toowoomba, North Queensland grown Mangosteen and Longans, which are all well worth a try, you might even find your new favourite fruit!
Pick of the week is the always-fragrant Capsicum from Bundaberg and South Australia. This versatile vegetable can be stir-fried, stewed, stuffed, roasted, barbecued or eaten raw. Capsicum is perfect for vibrant salads and dips. Choose capsicums that are deeply coloured, glossy and firm, and store them in the crisper section of the refrigerator for up to a week. For an easy to prepare recipe try out this Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry recipe!
Cabbages and Cauliflowers from Toowoomba Region are coming through and we expect more produce from Queensland in the coming weeks. Broccoli out of Victorian and Gatton is of great quality this week and is an excellent veg to pack in your daily protein and vitamins, including vitamin A, vitamin C, iron and vitamin B-6! Make the most of it and try out this Broccoli Tabbouleh with dinner this week!
Zucchini from Bundaberg and Eggplant from Victoria are both in good supply and make a tasty addition to your Sunday roast! One of our favourite ways to cook up Zucchini is our Zucchini Gratin that will have the whole family asking for more! Carrots from Tasmania and South Australia, also representing great buying. Queensland grown Kent and Butternut Pumpkins from Gatton are still great quality at the moment, so be sure to grab some this week! We love this Pumpkin and Tahini Dip for an afternoon snack.
Thinking green? This week you’ll find Brisbane grown Beans, Bean Sprouts and Cucumbers. Asparagus and Baby Broccoli from Victoria is also in good supply. In terms of herbs, you can’t go pass Brisbane grown Mint, locally grown bunches are ideal for salsas, cocktails, desserts or salads. Great buys this week include Lettuce from Victoria, and Ginger from Buderim.
Your local fruit and veg shop will be stocked with plenty of seasonal fruit and vegetables of the best quality. You can expect the best service from greengrocers who have years of experience and can deliver you the best available produce, every day. Choose to shop at your local fruit and veg shop!