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 September are:

 

Fruit:Vegetables:
  • Apples: Lady Williams
  • Berries: Strawberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Mandarins
  • Rockmelon
  • Oranges: Blood and Seville
  • Papaya
  • Papaw
  • Pineapples
  • Pomelo
  • Tangelos
  • Artichokes: Globe
  • Asian greens
  • Asparagus
  • Beans: Broad and Green
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chillies
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions: Spring and Green (shallots)
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Swede
  • Sweet potato
  • Turnip
  • Witlof

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