With the warmer weather starting- so too is plenty of locally grown, fresh produce. December through to February is when South Australian produce is in abundance. This is stonefruit season with mangoes, nectarines, peaches, plums and cherries all in season. Punnets of plump and juicy strawberries are also available along with Honeydew, Rockmelon and Watermelon and an abundance of fresh vegetables and salads, these being at their absolute best throughout the summer months.

Buying fresh seasonal produce not only tastes better – But it’s also better for you

Nothing can beat locally grown, fresh seasonal produce. Not only does in-season produce taste better and last longer, it’s also more likely to have a higher nutritional value than produce grown out of season. Look out for the following in-season lines that will start to become available at your nearest supermarket or fresh fruiterer.

Early Summer

Organic Vegetables

Asparagus, Beetroot, Brown Onions, Capsicum, Carrots, Cos Lettuce, Garlic, Leeks, Lettuce Varieties, Parsnip, Potato, Radish, Rocket, Silverbeet, Snow Peas, Spring Onion, Squash, Sugar Snap Peas and Radish.

Organic Fruit

Apricots, Avocado (Hass), Berries: Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Chilies, Cucumber, Eggplant, Melons: Honeydew, Rockmelon, Watermelon, Peaches, Papaya, Passionfruit, Pineapples, Plum, Rhubrab, Strawberries, Tomatoes and Zucchini.

Late Summer

Organic Vegetables

Asparagus, Beetroot, Brown Onions, Capsicum, Carrots, Cos Letuce, Garlic, Leeks, Lettuce Varieties, Parsnip, Potato, Radish, Rocket, Silverbeet, Snow Peas, Spring Onion, Squash and Sugar Snap Peas.

Organic Fruits

Apricots, Avocado (Shepard), Berries: Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Chilies, Eggplant, Figs, Grapes, Melons: Honeydew, Rockmelon, Watermelon, Nectarines, Oranges (Valencia), Papaya, Passionfruit, Peaches, Pineapple, Plums, Radish, Tomatoes and Zucchini.