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What’s in season this October

In Eat well, Seasonal foods by Rebecca Comments

October brings wilder weather, hotter days, and teasing glimpses of the fruits of summer.

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

October Fruits

Mandarins are saying farewell, but that’s ok – we’ve got mangoes, pineapples and strawberries to fill the gap!

  • Cumquats
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Loquats
  • Mangoes
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Pineapples
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Oranges

October Vegetables

Winter is prime veggie time, but even though this seasonal list is shorter you’ll still see plenty of choice on marketplace shelves!

  • Artichokes
  • Asian greens
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Zucchini

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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