What’s in season: citrus fruits and chestnuts

Citrus fruit. You know when the weather is cool, there’s going to be an abundance of it in season. And just as well, as we all know just how many health benefits citrus fruits provide to help get us through the winter months. Citrus, including oranges and mandarins are packed with vitamins and plant compounds, are a great source of fibre and of course are rich in vitamin C which helps boost immunity, reduces iron deficiency and helps lower the risk of chronic disease.

At the Market we are pleased that Warrick and Julie Morris from Warrick Morris Fruit and Veg will be back from Saturday 13th June with lovely fresh navel oranges and seedless mandarins grown on their property in Leeton, NSW. Julie will also be making her fresh orange and vegetable juices packed with all the good stuff, and you can find Julie’s Juices at her new location – stall 185 down in the food court end of the shed.  Mick Auddino from Auddino’s Produce will be back from this coming Saturday 6th June with his new season oranges and mandarins, and we can’t wait to welcome him back also – definitely worth a visit for your citrus fix, all grown on his property in Wamoon NSW. Come and bag some fresh citrus fruits to enjoy in your juices, lunch boxes and straight from the fruit bowl.

Also in season this week we have delicious fresh chestnuts from Featherdale Chestnuts, grown and harvested in Batlow.  Chestnuts can be roasted and eaten whole as a tasty snack, made into lovely winter soups, added to risottos or sautéed with garlic and vegetables. Chestnuts are a good source of fibre, vitamins and the complex carbs help keep you satisfied and full of energy. Pop in and see Terry and Christine from Featherdale.

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