Summer’s last hoorah – what’s in season?

Capital Region Farmers Market - Summer Fruit, PeachesIt’s down to the final third. Just February to go and Summer will be over. A great time to come to the Capital Region Farmers Market for the last of the summer season foods.

We may have seen the last of Young’s cherries, but it’s the start of the plum season with Young District Stone Fruit bringing plums to the Market over the coming weeks. The Valencia Orange season has just kicked off with Warrick Morris Fruit & Veg from Leeton having a plentiful supply of this medium sized fruit which is seedless and great for juicing. The season runs from now until the end of March/early April, and he’s also got Tahitian Limes starting from mid-February.

Blueberries are still in good supply from Cooma and Laurel Hill (between Batlow and Tumbarumba). They are all grown chemical free, are plump and sweet and should be around until the end of March. We have gorgeous grapes, of the Thompsons Seedless green variety grown in Griffith, and they make a great summer snack for the kids. Organic apples are still in good supply from Wallaroo, and we are just at the tail end for peaches and nectarines. Come and fill your fruit bowls to the brim!