Brisbane Produce Report – 20 October 2023
Spring has officially arrived, and your local fruit and veg shop is bursting with a delightful array of produce to elevate your meals and snacks for the whole family this week. Be sure to head into your local fruit and veg shop and try the very best seasonal produce sourced from the Brisbane Markets with the best service you’ve come to know and love.
Pineapples from Moreton Bay or North Queensland are our pick of the week. Their sweet, juicy flesh can transport you to a flavour paradise. Use them in fruit salads, blend them into a refreshing smoothie, or as a zesty pizza topping. Pineapples are not only delicious but also rich in vitamins and digestion-enhancing enzymes. Pick up a Pineapple this week and blend up this wonderful Pineapple and Mint Smoothie for a refreshing boost!
Mangoes from the Northern Territory herald warmer weather and are renowned for their distinctive juicy and sweet-spicy flavour! Whether enjoyed fresh or blended into a Mango smoothie, they offer a taste of summer in every bite. Mangoes are not just delicious but also rich in vitamins, particularly vitamin C and vitamin A. Try adding Mango to your savoury meals with these Mango and Mint Rice Paper Rolls.
Mundubbera and Coffs Harbour Blueberries are still of great quality and supply this week. These little berries are full of flavour and are a great snack to keep you going throughout the day! Blueberries are great to add to your baking rounds, if you’re looking for something delicious to whip up why not try our White Chocolate and Blueberry Cookies.
The first of the Kingaroy White Nectarines and Stanthorpe Plums of the season have hit the Markets. These delicious fruits are a great option for a daily snack, and they’re so full of flavour! If you’re after a delightful post-dinner treat, try out these White Poached Nectarines with Sweetened Mint Cream and Toasted Hazelnuts.
Tomatoes from North Queensland are still in excellent supply and great quality this week. Impress your friends and family with this easy side of Charred Tomatoes with Yoghurt.
For a crunchy snack, don’t forget to pick up some Cucumber from Gatton, Bundaberg or Coffs Harbour. As well as being high in antioxidants, Cucumber delivers both crunch and flavour, making it a versatile addition to salads and sandwiches. You can also enjoy it solo with your favourite dip. Why not whip up this simple Cucumber Salad for lunch?
You’ll also find Zucchini well priced this week, as growing conditions have been favourable in both Bundaberg and Bowen. While Zucchini are low calorie and high in potassium and antioxidants, they can also be part of a fun, tasty snack when you use this Parmesan Thyme Zucchini Fries recipe.
The perfect growing conditions in Bowen and Bundaberg have also ensured good prices and great eating on Sweet Potatoes. which are still in great supply at your local fruit and veg shop. For a simple, yet delicious dinner that’s packed with vitamins A and C, try this Lamb and Sweet Potato Tray Bake.
Radish is in season with a steady supply from South Australia! These round or elongated root vegetables come in various colours, including red, white, and purple. Slice them and serve in your favourite salads and level up the flavour! Give this Radish Salad with Orange Dressing for a peppery, zesty kick.
There is still ample immune-boosting Ginger available from Bundaberg and Gympie this week. Pick up some Ginger from your local fruit and veg shop and enjoy the benefits of this powerful food. Why not soak in the warm weather with this refreshing Ginger and Lime Cooler by your side?
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