Each season brings different colours, flavours and scents to the table. Food that grows seasonally is exactly what our body needs for that season to stay balanced. There are a number of good reasons to eat more seasonal food:

• the environment – to reduce the energy needed to grow and deliver the food we eat
• price – to avoid paying a premium for food that is scarcer or has travelled a long way
• community – to support the local economy

• health – it is fresher and therefore tastier and more nutritious!

Fresh foods in season in Australia for June are:

 

Pumpkin Soup – photo by Ashley Morse

 

 

Fruit:Vegetables:
  • Apples
  • Avocadoes
  • Banana
  • Custard Apples
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemons
  • Mandarins
  • Nashi
  • Oranges: Navel
  • Passionfruit: Panama
  • Pears
  • Pomelo
  • Quinces
  • Rhubarb
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Celeriac
  • Fennel
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Swede
  • Sweet potato
  • Turnip

For more information on seasonal foods and recipe ideas, go to: Fresh for Kids