Autumn is upon us officially and we are slowly but surely creeping towards those cold winter months. As we say goodbye to the warmer months let’s have a look at what colours we expect to see coming into the new season.

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 Red/Purple

Berry quality and supply has declined recently due to poor weather conditions across Tasmania, so avoid getting your purple and red intake from berries. On the other hand, plums are still very much in season, along with apples, beetroot and pomegranate. In fact, if you want to try something different, there’s a new red apple varietal coming to the marketplace called Kanzi Apples. They are a cross between Braeburn and Gala varietals so are super sweet and crunchy. Apples are a versatile fruit, make the most of them by incorporating them into salads or poaching them and adding them to your morning muesli.

 

 Greens

Beans, zucchini and broccoli have also had a hard run due to unruly weather. Heading into the new month we’d suggest getting your green intake from leafy greens such as kale, silverbeet and lettuce. Zucchini and cucumber supply and quality are on the rise, however, so prices should start to drop in the coming weeks. To get your greens in, we suggest eating loads of healthy salads packed with leafy greens and roasted vegetables.

 

 Yellow/ Orange

Autumn seems to be the season for all your yellow and orange fruit and veg. Sweet potatoes, carrots and pumpkins will be a great source of nutrients this season, with supply and quality continually on the rise. To up your orange intake, consider making pumpkin and sweet potato soup or pumpkin, carrot and ginger soup. In terms of fruit, new season mandarins are about to arrive from Gayndah and Childers, making an easy snack packed with vitamin C. Grapefruits and oranges are also coming into the season, so keep those in your diet to keep your immune system in check.

 

 White/Brown

The most overlooked colour of them all but equally as important as other colours is our brown and white produce. Cauliflower is in light supply due to weather, so be prepared to pay top dollar. If you are looking for a bargain substitute consider opting for cabbage, onions and potatoes are currently doing great, with all varietals in good supply. Not only are these vegetables cheap, they’re also extremely versatile. Why not make potato pancakes and top them with egg, smoked salmon and rocket?

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Your Local Fruit Shop makes healthy eating easy by stocking fresh, quality produce in all of the colours of the rainbow.

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