What’s in season this November

In Eat well, Seasonal foods by Rebecca Comments

Baby it’s getting hot outside – the jacarandas are in bloom, a hint of ocean spray is in the air (I might be imagining that part), and we’re seeing a lot of change on the market shelves.

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

November Fruits

The first round of summer fruits are out – melons a plenty! Zesty citrus fruits are also on point – pick yourself up some lemons, grapefruit and valencia oranges.

  • Bananas
  • Cherries
  • Gooseberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Honeydew melons
  • Lemons
  • Loquats
  • Lychees
  • Mangoes
  • Papayas
  • Pineapples
  • Rockmelons
  • Strawberries
  • Tamarillo
  • Valencia Oranges
  • Watermelon

November Vegetables

Is it just me or are tomatoes even tastier than normal right now? For a richer aroma (and therefore richer flavour) avoid refrigerating your tomatoes. Also, sweet corn will be coming into season with the approach of summer. My two favourite veggies – happy days!

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Sweet corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Zucchini flowers

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.

Image credit: Tomato by Thomas Martinsen on Unsplash