… mid-spring! Time to enjoy the array of delicious fruits hitting the shelves about now.
Apples, blood oranges, mandarins and lemons are plentiful this time of year. In October grapefruits and cumquats become available and fresh paw paw makes its way onto the shelves. Artichokes, asparagus and beetroot are good at this time of year too so try some recipes that make use of this fresh produce.
Make the most of seasonal produce in October with the FoodWise Seasonal Meal Plan.
By choosing recipes around seasonality, you get the benefit of the freshest and most nutritious produce that has also often travelled the shortest distance to your plate. Seasonal produce is usually cheaper, so it’s also a great way to save money too.
The following is a rough guide to what’s in season this October:
Local farmers markets are a great way to find out what’s in season, support local growers and feed your household with fresh, nutritious produce.
Find out the location of your closest farmers market at the Australian Farmers Markets Association website.
Fresh fruit and vegetable co-ops and delivery services are another easy way to eat seasonally. Find out more at Local Harvest.
Check out our FoodWise Seasonal Meal Plan for a customised meal plan for the week ahead.