Winter is here, but don’t let the cold weather keep you from enjoying fresh produce. Fresh vegetables and fruits seem to be under-represented on restaurant menus and cooking them at home is a great way to eat enough of the good stuff (and knowing you’re helping a local grower never tasted better). Eating fruits and vegetables during the summer is easy, since so much produce is at its peak. During winter, it’s a little trickier, but we are the best place to buy all your winter veggies, fresh to Market each week.
Brussels sprouts (available from Kurrawong Organics) are high in nutrients, rich in antioxidants, high in fibre and are one of the most dividing vegetables. Being rich in vitamin C, B6, A and vitamin K means they are the perfect winter vegetable.
Eating more of these low-calorie, nutritionally-dense vegetables could add great benefits to your diet. Brussels sprouts when roasted, caramelises their edges leaving them soft and tender inside. Bake with some ham, lemon juice and garlic for some tasty winter sides.
Some of the more robust vegetables such as potatoes and cauliflower are well known and loved veggies at winter time. Roasts are a staple in most households and perfecting the roast veggies is a lifelong mission. With World Bee Day last month, you may have re-stocked your cupboard with some beautiful honey from our stallholders. Honey is a great way to enhance the natural sugars in caramelised roasted vegetables – with over 17 million searches for ‘honey roasted veggies’ you can’t go wrong.
Chard (available from Kurrawong Organics, Greenhill Farm, and Rita’s Farm Produce) is a nutrient-rich and deeply flavoured versatile cold-weather ingredient. Usually found in three variations – green, which have white stems and a fairly mild flavour, red, which closely resembles beetroot greens in look and taste, and rainbow, which is a mix of both. The secret with cooking this vegetable – as with most winter veggies – is to cook them low and slow.
With some inspiration, you can easily work more winter produce like Brussels sprouts, potatoes, chard, cabbage into your diet with delicious fresh produce from some of our stallholders including
Kurrawong Organics, Greenhill Farm, Rita’s Farm Produce, Deua River Farm Produce, Dilliro Vegetables, Auddino’s Produce, Ingelara, Lindfield Park Produce, Warrick Morris – Fruit & Veg, Windellama Organics And more!