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:
  • Strawberry
  • Lady Williams apples
  • Grapefruit
  • Mandarin
  • Rockmelon
  • Papaya
  • Paw Paw
  • Pineapple
  • Lemon
  • Pomelo
  • Tangello
  • Blood orange
  • Seville orange
  • Rockmelon
  • Asian greens
  • Asparagus
  • Broad beans
  • Green beans
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Spring onions
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Chillies
  • Beetroot
  • Globe artichoke

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