This weeks produce in season October week 1

6 Oct 2019 3:02 PM This weeks produce in season October week 1

Blood oranges and blueberries are plentiful.

Supplies of blueberries continue to impress providing a good value whereas strawberry season is now finishing in Queensland. Raspberry supplies are moderate

Queensland pineapple, rockmelon, and the red and yellow pawpaw are ideal lunchbox additions; all are plentiful at the moment. Hass avocadoes are shining bright as usual.

In vegetables, beetroot, shallots, and silver beet are all in abundance. Cauliflower, broccoli, celery, kale and cabbage are all in quality supply and offer great value. Grab them while you can. Most varieties of tomatoes are still going strong, including cherry and grape varieties.

Sweet potatoes are also good value, including the more unusual Hawaiian Sweet Potato. Peel off its white skin to reveal purple flesh and a sweeter flavour than the standard variety.

After a quick and easy way to add flavour to dinner this week? Throw in Queensland grown herbs such as parsley, coriander, dill, mint, basil, and rosemary — all are in excellent supply.

This week’s top pick is the gorgeous red-fleshed blood oranges. A member of the citrus family, blood oranges are very versatile. They have a strong citrus base flavour with a distinct sweet note and are packed with vitamin C. Look for small to medium-sized fruit with a thin, smooth or slightly pitted skin that is orange with a slight red blush. Make desserts, jams, preserves, jellies or simply mix them with cocktails to add a unique punch.

You can buy the best of what the season has to offer at your nearest ‘Your Local Fruit Shop’. Locate your closest store at www.abetterchoice.com.au/store-locator/ Check out the Your Local Fruit Shop Facebook page for the latest news from your local fresh produce experts at https://www.facebook.com/yourlocalfruitshop.

Hi! I'm Terri

I am a passionate chef and food writer based on the Gold Coast and also part time in Port Douglas. My culinary interests have taken me all over Queensland, Australia and the world. The aim of my stories is to help people enjoy their food and to appreciate the quality food that we have available locally. 

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