As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler we begin to crave warm, hearty, nutritious comfort foods full of yummy fruits and veggies… Nothing beats being curled up on the lounge enjoying a vegetable soup on a cold winter’s day.

Seasonal fruits and vegetables are those that harvest at a particular time of year, and or are at their peak in terms of flavour. Filling your trolley with fruits and vegetables that are in season ensures better quality and is also better for your budget. Check out the best fruits and veggies for you and your family this June, July and August below:


Winter: Seasonal fruits in Australia

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Mandarins
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Rhubarb
  • Grapefruit
  • Pineapple
  • Pear
  • Quince


Winter: Seasonal Vegetables in Australia 

  • Avocado
  • Potatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Asian Greens
  • Broccolini
  • Beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Potato season
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet potato
  • Celery
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrot
  • Beetroot
  • Cabbage
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Onions


Time Saving Tip: Check out your local fruit shop for seasonal fruit and vegetable box bundles. Fruit For All have some great options if you’re from the Central Coast.


Benefits to buying in season

1. Better Quality

Purchasing your fruits and vegetables in season equals more nutrients as food has its greatest nutritional content during its peak ripeness.

2. Better for your Budget

Food that is in season is usually cheaper. This is because you don’t pay for the extra storage and transportation, as well as an increased supply driving down the cost.

3. Better for the Environment

Seasonal fruits and vegetables are usually made locally which means less greenhouse gas emissions due to less transportation during the supply chain process). It is also easier to preserve fruit and vegetables in season, meaning fewer chemicals are needed.

4. Better for Farmers

Supporting Australian growers is great! Buying in season means there’s no need to import certain fruits and vegetables. Your local farmer’s market is a great place to support local, or head to the supermarket and look for the ‘Made in Australia’ sticker.


Let us do the cooking for you! Pop into The Roasted Berry, Hadley’s, Ming Dragon or Wellness Café for a delicious winter meal to keep you warm on a cold winter’s day.