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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?


December is a great time for berries particular strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries, loganberries, blackberries, and red currants


Put some zing in your day with Aussie grown limes, supplies have increased and prices have eased. Pop a kilo in the basket this week to use in cocktails, marinades, salad dressings and to enjoy with seafood.


Watermelon is picked ripe and ready to eat.


Sweet and juicy mangoes bring a lush tropical taste to your summer table. Choose firm mangoes with a fresh sweet tropical fragrance. Ripen mangoes at room temperature until the fruit yields to gentle pressure around the stem.


Glossy and plump cherries are a quintessential Australian summer fruit. With so many different varieties coming from a wide area the includes Young, Orange, South Australia and Victoria there is sure to be a quality, size and price range to suit everyone


New season grapes are firm and bursting with flavour. Grab a bunch of Flame or Menindee seedless


New season lychees are deliciously sweet and so juicy


Your local greengrocer has the most highly fragrant and tasty peaches and nectarines. This fruit will delight your senses and your budget.


New season figs have started, plump and flavourful figs are delicious added to salads


Versatile kumara is perfect roasted, boiled for a potato salad or served as a mash.


Heirloom tomatoes are packed with flavour. They vary in size, colour and texture but are bursting with taste


Sweetcorn is a family favourite that is fast to cook.


Broccolini is a top buy. Fast and easy to cook, serve broccolini warm with a dressing or toss cold through a salad.


Asparagus is still great value. Add to fresh and light salads, serve with poached eggs, or toss in a hot wok and stir-fry


Refreshing and super crunchy Lebanese cucumbers are a top buy


Summer radishes add a pleasant peppery flavour to salads and crudités. Newer varieties of radish include the water melon radish, French radish and the multi coloured mixed bunches. Fabulous for making salads colourful and interesting

Fresh Herbs

Take your cooking to a fresher and tasty level by using herbs. Herbs add flavour to festive cooking. Sprinkle fresh thyme sprigs across roasted vegetables, add sage and parsley to your meat stuffing’s. Team lots of basil leaves, extra virgin olive oil, sliced heirloom tomatoes and black olives to serve as a side dish