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Vegetables

Vegetables. We all know we should eat them, but too often we don’t eat enough.

But why not? In season, vegetables can be a real treat. It’s not just possible for foods to be healthy and delicious, it’s easy too.

Many vegetables can go from fridge to plate in a matter of minutes. Forget convenience food – no food can be more convenient than what’s already in your house.

Here’s our handy guide to what’s fresh and what’s not in the world of vegetables. If you run into something here that’s actually a fruit, that’s because we’ve categorised those tricky ones by use, rather than genetics.

If what you want isn’t in season yet, hang in there – it’ll be worth the wait.

Artichoke

Artichoke

Globe

At Its Best

Artichoke

Artichoke

Jerusalem

Out of Season

Asian Greens

Asian Greens

Pak choi, Chinese cabbage

Limited Availability

Asparagus

Asparagus

At Their Best

Aubergine/Eggplant

Aubergine/Eggplant

Limited Availability

Beans

Beans

Broad beans

Coming into Season

Beans

Beans

French beans

Coming into Season

Beans

Beans

Runner beans

Coming into Season

Beetroot

Beetroot

Out of Season

Broccoli

Broccoli

In Season

Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts

Out of Season

Buttercup Squash

Buttercup Squash

Out of Season

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash

Out of Season

Cabbage

Cabbage

In Season

Capsicum/Peppers

Capsicum/Peppers

Limited Availability

Carrots

Carrots

In Season

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

In Season

Celeriac

Celeriac

Out of Season

Celery

Celery

In Season

Chillies

Chillies

Limited Availability

Chokos

Chokos

Chayote

Out of Season

Courgettes

Courgettes

In Season

Cucumber

Cucumber

Short

In Season

Cucumber

Cucumber

Telegraph

In Season

Fennel

Fennel

Out of Season

Garlic

Garlic

In Season

Kale

Kale

Out of Season

Kamo Kamo

Kamo Kamo

Limited Availability

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Out of Season

Kumara

Kumara

In Season

Leeks

Leeks

Limited Availability

Lettuce

Lettuce

In Season

Okra

Okra

Limited Availability

Onions

Onions

In Season

Parsnips

Parsnips

In Season

Peas

Peas

In Season

Potatoes

Potatoes

Maincrop

In Season

Potatoes

Potatoes

New season

At Their Best

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

In Season

Radishes

Radishes

In Season

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Limited Availability

Rocket

Rocket

In Season

Shallots

Shallots

Out of Season

Silverbeet

Silverbeet

In Season

Snow Peas

Snow Peas

In Season

Spinach

Spinach

In Season

Spring Onions

Spring Onions

In Season

Swede

Swede

In Season

Sweetcorn

Sweetcorn

Out of Season

Taro

Taro

Imported

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Out of Season

Turnips

Turnips

Out of Season

Watercress

Watercress

In Season

Yams

Yams

Out of Season

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Why Seasonal Food?

Sure, most produce is available all year round, but out of season it’s expensive and never at its best. All those hours on a plane take their toll on imported produce, and even those that are grown and ripened in a greenhouse are never quite as how nature intended.

We reckon that the way to really enjoy healthy fruit and vegetables, and save yourself some cash, is to get them while they’re plentiful and bursting with flavour.

You’ll never get that out of season, and choosing what’s fresh is the way to turn plain old fruit and vegetables into a seasonal treat, to be looked forward to every year and savoured.

What’s Fresh is your guide to eating produce in season. Here you can find out what’s in season, what’s not, and just what the heck to do with those fruits and veges when you’ve bought them.

To get the freshest and tastiest fruit and vegetables, you need to look for what’s fresh.

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