What are the seasonal foods in autumn in Tasmania?

Eating locally grown food can be good for your body and your budget

This autumn try some of these foods that are fresh, in season, grown locally, support local farmers and sometimes are cheaper too. Fresh, locally grown foods may be more nutritious than foods that have been in storage or travelled from overseas. If you’re looking for lower priced foods, locally grown, in-season foods are sometimes cheaper too.  You may find them at local grocers, markets, roadside stalls, local food ‘crop swap‘ groups, and community gardens (volunteer to help, grow your own or sometimes they have free excess produce to share), or you or a friend or family member may even grow them at home.

So, what are the seasonal foods in autumn? Our good friends at Eat Well Tasmania suggest we enjoy these fruit and vegetables among our other favourite staple foods:

  • Apples and pears
  • Berries: blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
  • Figs
  • Watermelons
  • Quinces
  • Green beans and bean shoots
  • Capsicums
  • Chilies
  • Corn
  • Eggplants
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Parsnips
  • Pumpkins
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Squash

Chech out Eat Well Tasmania’s excellent booklet with recipes you can make from foods available to us in Autumn right now.

How to make kale chips

Have you ever cooked with kale? It is a leafy green vegetable sold in bunches but is also very easy to grow at home. Kale can often be swapped in a recipe for spinach, silverbeet or chard. Kale is coarser than spinach and silverbeet and is best eaten cooked or if used in raw ‘massage‘ it first to soften. The stems are a bit tough for eating, so make sure to remove them first.

Kale chips can be eaten as a snack, added to sandwiches or used as a topping on other dishes when you need extra crunch.

Kale chips are very simple and you only need a few ingredients. You can use up your old kale in this recipe too, helping you to reduce food waste in your home.

Go to Eat Well Tasmania’s kale chips recipe

This information is general in nature and individualised medical advice should be sought from a general practitioner (GP) or appropriate medical practitioner.

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