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
- Kiwi Fruit
Winter: Seasonal Vegetables in Australia
- Asian Greens
- Potato season
- Sweet potato
- Brussels Sprouts
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.