What to find at the markets in June

Beans, pecans, oranges and more

What to find at the markets in June

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The chill is in the air and winter has arrived. The great thing is that it means there’s a load of new season veggies starting to hit peak supply and that is very, very exciting!

Winter cooking is fun. Hearty, warming and soul-affirming. With the abundance of amazing fruit and vegetables now gracing the farmer’s market stalls, there is no better time than now to embrace seasonal eating. Here’s some of the fruit and veggies you’re likely to see fresh and local throughout June:

  • Apples from Stanthorpe are absolutely delicious, as are the pears
  • Avocados are thumpingly good now
  • Bananas are still going strong
  • Beans of all varieties are great, with broad beans not far away, and butter beans to follow
  • Beetroot is awesome
  • Broccoli, cauliflower and brassicas in general
  • Cabbage is abundant
  • Capsicums, and their cousin, poblano peppers (a new planting from Jumping Red Ant)
  • Carrots are brilliant
  • Celery is now available
  • Citrus is going really strong (oranges, mandarin, lemons and limes)
  • Eggplant in various varieties
  • Fennel
  • Garlic and galangil
  • Kale, silverbeet and swiss chard are fantastic
  • Leeks and spring onions
  • Papaya
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes and sweet potatoes are perfect
  • Pumpkin
  • Shelling peas will make their brief appearance so get them while you can!
  • Snow peas
  • Zucchini

For something a bit special, Wattle Tree Creek will be harvesting their custard apples through the month so give that a try if you haven’t had them before. Luscious!

Local pecans and macadamias are harvesting now, and local rice will be harvesting soon so it won’t be far away from market too.

On the meat front, venison is back in supply, so Fair Game Wild Venison is something you really should try. The rough seas have been playing havoc with supply of locally caught fish of late, so hopefully that settles this month. Other local meats are less seasonally impacted and we’re lucky to have access to them year round.

So many great options! Whatever you choose to eat, make sure you’re eating real food, from real people at real places.




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