Winter fruits and vegetables at a green grocer

What’s in season this July

In Eat well, Seasonal foods by Rebecca Comments

What better time to enjoy beautiful hearty soups than winter, and with the plethora of vegetables on offer you’ll be spoiled for choice. Here’s Jamie Oliver’s Classic Minestrone Soup to get you started (and it tastes incredible without the streaky bacon, by the way). Two other favourites – Roasted Pumpkin and Coconut Soup from Green Kitchen Stories and this smoky, spicy, minty Turkish red lentil soup from my blog. So good!

Bold items are new additions from last month’s list.

July Fruits

Passionfruit and kiwifruit will be less common, but we’ll welcome pineapples and tangelos in their place.

  • Apples (Bonza, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Snow, Sundowner)
  • Cumquats
  • Custard apples
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mandarins
  • Nashi
  • Navel oranges
  • Papayas
  • Pears (Beurre Bosc, Packham)
  • Pineapples
  • Rhubarb
  • Tangelos

July Vegetables

No new veggies to add to June’s list – but it’s already a long one! Winter is a great time for a variety of vegetables.

  • Asian greens
  • Avocados
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem artichokes (aka sunchoke)
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Okra
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Parnsips
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Shallots
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Swedes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Turnips
  • Witlof

Why shop seasonally?

  1. It tastes better when we grow foods in their ideal climate
  2. They’ll pack more punch in the nutrient department
  3. It’s more likely that your food is local, so it’s fresher

Shopping seasonally is generally cheaper, more delicious, and better for the environment.

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