Ideal weather across the country has created the perfect conditions for all your favourite winter produce. At the Saturday Fresh Market you will find the freshest seasonal produce at a competitive price. If you are trying to get ahead of your weekly grocery shop and looking for some inspiration, check out some of the season’s best fresh produce.
The last few months have been great for citrus fruits. Grapefruit has enjoyed an excellent season in Queensland and there has also been a consistent supply of limes coming down from Mareeba. These can be used to add flavour to a range of winter dishes, like a heartwarming Thai Soup or squeezed over some spicy enchiladas. Victorian grown Imperial mandarins are also in good supply and are a perfect lunchbox snack for kids and adults alike – we can attest that they’re gorgeously juicy and also very easy to peel!
Strawberries always perform well in Queensland during the colder months and this year is no different. Strawberries are everyone’s favourite dessert alternative but can also be eaten as a snack throughout the day. If you are a fan of blueberries but you often can’t justify splashing out on them, these later winter months are a great time to get them for a good price. A good way to make the most of this blueberry abundance is to make a big batch of healthy blueberry muffins and freeze them so you always have a quick and easy brekkie on hand.
Classic Winter Vegetables
Now is a great time to get around those classic winter veggies. As we come to the latter half of the season vegetables such as broccoli, beans, brussels sprouts, and sweet potato are still in great supply. Pumpkins are also thriving in the colder weather, so buy in bulk and go hard on pumpkin soup, roasted pumpkin and pumpkin mash. These vegetables are the perfect accompaniment for a classic winter roast.
Winter Herbs and Spices
Warm up this winter by adding some Queensland grown chillies to your dish. They are in great supply and going for cheap. You can add chilli to almost any winter dish to give it a kick, from soups to curries. Locally grown coriander and continental parsley are great buying at the moment and work well as a garnish for pasta dishes.
Find the best seasonal produce
For the best seasonal produce in Brisbane, speak to the highly knowledgeable stallholders at the Saturday Fresh Market. Our stallholders are always happy to have a chat about what fruit and veg are available and how to make the most out of it in your home cooking. Knock out your weekly grocery shopping in one go while enjoying a fun and relaxing atmosphere every weekend. Click the button below for more information about our Saturday Fresh Market.