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 October are:

avocado

Fruit:Vegetables:
  • Avocadoes
  • Bananas
  • Berries: strawberries, blueberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Mangoes
  • Melons
  • Oranges: Valencia
  • Papaya
  • Paw Paw
  • Pineapples
  • Passionfruit
  • Pomelo
  • Tangello
  • Globe Artichokes
  • Asian greens
  • Asparagus
  • Broad beans
  • Green beans
  • Beetroot
  • Cucumber
  • Chillies
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Spring onions
  • Shallots
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Watercress
  • Zucchini

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