Brighten up your winter with seasonal produce list

With each season brings change of weather and food.Winter doesn’t have to be dull,

brighten up your winter with seasonal produce, nourish your body, feel good from the inside out!

Eating fresh produce grown locally gives you a great  variety in your diet. Nothing beats the nutritional value of fresh food, buying local is a way to ensure you are nourishing your body with food that still has vitality and nutrients.

Who would want to buy food knowing it has travelled from a far or been in storage fridges for months before it gets to you?

Find your local fruit and veg store, your local farmers produce market there are plenty around, the city markets and get to know whats around each season!

I love making soups this time of year, there is  such a range of awesome veg to choose from. My medicinal vegetable broth and green soup is always on the list.

Winter has lots to offer, these are in season June-July:

Winter fruits: avocados, apples, grapefruit, lemons, limes, mandarins, navel oranges, pears, persimmon, quinces, rhubarb,tangelos, tangerines.

Winter vegetables: asian greens (bok choy & choy sum), beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower,celeriac, celery, fennel, garlic, ginger (grown in tropical weather, not in SA), horseradish, jerusalem artichokes, kale, kohlrabi, okra, olives, onions, parsnip, peas, potato, pumpkin, daikon radish, shallot, silverbeet, spinach, swede, sweet potato (not grown in SA), turnip, witlof, zucchini