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What’s in season: Fruit bowl fillers – apricots, cherries, strawberries and tomatoes.

The arrival of this lovely warmer weather has brought with it a great range of delicious fruits just perfect for a healthy snack, or for your lunch boxes, fruit salads and to fill up your fruit bowls. We’re so lucky to be seeing the return of Drive In Orchards who will be back this coming weekend, 9th November. Hailing from Young in NSW, our Drive In friends are back with absolutely delicious cherries, along with tasty and juicy apricots and mulberries.

On the topic of berries, we have plenty of strawberries in season. These bright red and juicy beauties are an excellent source of Vitamin C and manganese, with a good dose of folate and potassium to boot. You can eat your strawberries just as they are, or turn into scrumptious desserts, smoothies or cocktails. Strawberries are in abundance right now from Loriendale, C & D Camilleri and Hill Lock Orchard. And although not quite your sweet variety of fruit, we also have plenty of fresh tomatoes at Market from Auddino’s Produce, Greenhill Farm, Wollondilly Produce, Dilliro Vegetables and B&S Fresh Produce.

Yum yum, summer strawberries are in season – November 2013

So how do you like yours? Delicately dipped in melted chocolate, chilled in a fruit salad with ice cream, or just fresh and juicy from the fruit bowl? It’s up to you– but it’s strawberry season right now so you better come and get ‘em while they’re freshly picked. Did you know strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids? They are also a good source of folate, potassium and dietary fibre. Plus, they’re sweet, juicy and taste oh so good! The strawberries pictured are from B&S Fresh Produce from Thirlmere, who have the biggest, juiciest strawberries at the Market, and there are plenty available from other growers too. Come get ‘em this Saturday!