Brussels sprouts have been given a bad rap over the years, which, quite frankly, we find difficult to understand. The Brussels sprout is the most adorable little cabbage looking vegetable there is.
These little balls of green are packed with health benefits to keep your stomach happy, including vitamins A and C, folic acid and dietary fibre; the benefits of these being they’ll protect against colon and stomach cancer.
Right now, it is peak Brussels sprout season, meaning there’s an abundance of sprouts at the Market. You can get your Brussels sprout fix from Rita’s Farm Produce who sells them straight off the stalk – they don’t come any fresher than this.
So, pop by, grab some of these deliciously healthy greens and cook them up into something healthy. A roast dinner accompaniment or a balsamic glazed side, perhaps? Happy Brussels sprout eating Market-goers.
Image: Rita’s Farm Produce
Summer veggies are in season and ready to be eaten! With produce from A-Z (aubergines, beetroot, salad greens, and zucchini, just to name a few), there are lots of opportunities for fresh and healthy eating this summer. And the place to get it all? Torcaso Produce.
Torcaso Produce is a husband and wife team who have been bringing their scrumptious veg from Myrtleford in NSW to the Market for 10 years. The couple started small, with a little veggie patch in their garden, but sprouted into something much bigger when the industry they were both working in closed. Not wanting to lose their farm, the pair started to grow their home-grown veggies on a much larger scale – and Torcaso Produce was born!
Torcaso’s summer produce is something to get excited about, and will leave you wanting to go back for more.
Asparagus is here, it’s in abundance, and it’s very good.
Did you know this stuff is quite hard to harvest? The growers need to be patient as they only get a good crop on their third year.
And did you also know that the bigger the spear, the more flavoursome it is?
This spring vegetable is a flowering perennial plant species once classified as the lily family along with onion and garlic, but is now in the Asparagaceae family.
Only the young asparagus shoots are commonly eaten, and once the buds open, the shoots turn woody quite quickly.
Asparagus is high in water, low in calories and sodium and is a good source of Vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and zinc, and a great source of dietary fibre and protein.
Asparagus is in abundance right now, and available each Saturday from Donald Smith and Melissa Pure Fresh Honey while stocks last. Come in and get some.
You can never be bored in the fruit and veg department, as there’s always such a mix on offer at the Market. This month it’s figs, melons, stone fruit and yes… corn and chestnuts are coming.
Figs are a lovely addition to your fruit bowl, desserts or to mix with savoury morsels on a platter, and right now they’re available from our friends at Lindfield Park Produce . Stone fruit, in particular plums, are now available from Young District Stone Fruit, and we have lovely fresh melons from Melissa Pure Fresh Honey and Auddino’s Produce.
Stay tuned because juicy sweet corn and chestnuts are on their way to Market.