Brisbane Produce Report – 14 October 2022

New colours and flavours are hitting your local fruit and veg shop shelves this week. You can pack those school lunchboxes with plenty of nutritious and delicious options, making eating your daily servings of fruit and veg easy!

Our pick of the week is Button Mushrooms from Woodford and North Queensland. Available all year round, Mushrooms are a great option for you and your family. There is a wide variety of Mushrooms available at your local fruit and veg shop, so you are guaranteed to find one you love! Mushrooms are a versatile, low-calorie source of fibre, protein and antioxidants and can be eaten at any meal of the day. Celebrate International Mushroom Day this Saturday and delight your tastebuds with these Mushrooms on Toast with Herbed Cottage Cheese!

Rockmelons are in good supply from North Queensland and a great value option this week. The sweet flesh is great as a refreshing snack and can be added to savoury salads. Add Rockmelon to your breakfast with these Sweet Quinoa & Rockmelon Bowls.

Another Far North Queensland fruit, Watermelon is in good supply at your local fruit and veg shop. This refreshing and hydrating fruit is a great pick me up on a hot summer’s day. Why not try this tasty Watermelon, Cucumber and Basil Cooler and have a sip of summer in a glass.

You can now enjoy a good supply of fresh Rhubarb, from Toowoomba, New South Wales or Victoria in your shopping basket. Fresh Rhubarb is very versatile and can be added to sweet or savoury meals. Pick up some Rhubarb this week and try this Springtime Ham with Rhubarb Sauce.

Tasty, plump Strawberries are still in good supply at your local fruit and veg shop direct from the Sunshine Coast. Ready to go as a great “go to” snack, these will be hard to pass up.

Fresh Ginger from the Sunshine Coast is in plentiful supply at your local fruit and veg shop. Perfect for healthy, flavourful stir-fries, juices and homemade dumplings. Ginger can also be pickled, steeped in boiling water to make a herbal tea, made into candied ginger or into ginger wine.

The warmer weather brings great quality, GourmetGrape and Cherry Tomatoes from Bowen to your local fruit and veg shop. With several varieties available, there’s a Tomato to suit everyone! Either tossed into a salad or roasted into a tomato sauce for pasta or pizza. For a simple dish that highlights tomatoes and is easy to prep, try out this Cherry Tomato and Basil Tart this week, it’s a dish the whole family will love!

Broad Beans from New South Wales are in abundance this week and are a great spring option. They are a great source of protein and are a lovely accompaniment to fish or added to pasta. Simply remove the beans from the pod and blanch to prepare!

Great quality Lebanese Cucumbers from Coffs Harbour, Green Cucumbers from Bowen and Continental Cucumbers from Bundaberg and Gatton and in plentiful supply at your local fruit and veg shop this week. The refreshing flavour and crunchy texture of Cucumber are a wonderful addition to salads or sandwiches or are the perfect portable vegetable snack to slice up and take on the go. Impress your guests this weekend with these Rockmelon, Cucumber & Prawn Cocktails!

New season washed Potatoes from Gatton are starting to hit the shelves of your local fruit and veg shop.  A staple in every household, and no wonder why with endless ways to prepare and serve Potatoes and various varieties such as Kipfler and Dutch Cream. Typically, a cold-weather food, we can’t go past a classic potato salad on a warm day to keep the family happy!

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