What to find at the markets in May

Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and more

What to find at the markets in May

What to find at the markets in May 2041 1318 Table Under a Tree

The brassicas are coming. The brassicas are coming. The brassicas are coming. And yes, that is cause for much excitement!

Now if you’re first response is to say, what’s a brassica, then just think cauliflower, broccoli, Chinese broccoli, cabbage, turnips and all those delicious comfort veggies most of us love! And they’re nearly all here now. The cabbages were the first to appear, with broccoli just starting to show it’s face in the Northern Rivers. The rest shouldn’t be too far behind. That means we’ll be adding them to our Produce Pods over coming weeks, and we’ll give you plenty of ideas on delicious ways to use them.

Here’s more of the fruit and veggies you’re likely to see fresh and local throughout May:

  • Apples from Stanthorpe are absolutely delicious, as are the pears
  • Avocados, with Fuerte picking now and other varieties following
  • Bananas, Cavendish and Lady Finger
  • Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Carrots
  • Citrus (oranges, mandarin, lemons and limes)
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes, multiple varieties
  • Pumpkin
  • Spinach and silverbeet
  • Spring onions
  • Sweet potato, various colours
  • Tomatoes, tale end of season for Coopers Shoot
  • Zucchini

Our local exotic fruit guru, John from Picone Exotics,  is nearly all done for his season, which means we won’t be supplying exotics for a few months now (sad face!). But gourmet mushrooms from the Byron Gourmet Mushrooms crew are pumping, with the pearl oysters as pretty to look at as they are delicious to eat.

And time to get nutty, because local pecans and macadamias are harvesting now. Yum!

On the meat front, venison will be back in supply soon, so we’ll be able to offer Fair Game Wild Venison in weekly deliveries soon. If you haven’t tried it, please do – amazing.

However you spend your month, just make sure you’re eating real food, from real people at real places.




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