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Eating in season means you’re more likely to be eating Australian-grown produce, which is greener and healthier (not as many preservative sprays used/cold storage/synthetic ripening etc). Even better would be to buy locally grown, spray free produce (check your local area for road-side or farm-based stores – they’re more likely to have quality, spray-free produce). And even better would be to buy locally grown, organic produce, but in our case at least, cash is an issue.
I thought it might be helpful to provide a list each month of the fruit and veges that are currently in season (in Australia).
apples (bonza, braeburn, fuji, gala, golden delicious, granny smith, jonagold, jonathan, lady williams, mutso, pink lady, red delicious, snow, sundowner)custard applegrapefruitkiwifruitlemonslimesmandarinnashiorangespears (beurre bosc, josephine, packham)persimmonpomeloquincerhubarbVeges
asian greensavocados (fuerte, sharwill)beetrootbroccolibrussels sproutcabbagecarrotscauliflowerceleriacceleryfennelgarlicgingerhorseradishjerusalem artichokeskalekohlrabileeksokraolivesonionsparsnippeaspotatopumpkinshallotsilverbeetspinachswedesweet potatoturnipwitlof
Admittedly, I’m really not very good at cooking by season – it’s hard enough figuring out what to cook as it is – but I’m really trying to make the best use of seasonal fruit and veges as possible. I’ve got a delicious, comforting, sweet and yum dessert recipe I’ll post a bit later on, that might help you out when looking for in-season options this winter.