In season: SUMMER

Mangos If there’s one good thing to come out of this year’s dry conditions, it’s the bumper crop of mangos. Local trees are dripping with fruit, so it’s a great time to stock up, freeze and dehydrate so you can extend the season. Bowen, R2E2 and other

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In season: SUMMER

MANGO The local mango season has begun. First fruit now available from Everest Farm. LYCHEES Find lychees at the Jumping Red Ant stall DRAGONFRUIT Mt Chowan Organics have the tasty red dragonfruit now. Also look out for dragonfruit on the Jungle Juice stall and at Picone Exotics.

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In season: Autumn

LEMONS Citrus season is underway – the limes arrived first and now the lemons are coming into season. There are two main varieties available – the Meyer – a rounder, slightly sweeter lemon believed to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin or orange, and

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In season – July

MANDARINS Who doesn’t love a mandarin? These little fruit have to be one of the most convenient snack foods around. Just grab and go for your handbag or the kids lunchboxes – easy to peel and there’s no mess because the fruit is already broken into those

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In season: May

AVOCADOS Why pay $16 for smashed avo on toast when you can make it for less than half the price at home? Local avos are in season now – there are plenty at the farmers markets, and you’ll only pay about $2-$3 for one. Alstonville farmers Stan

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Perfect pineapple

They look like a giant pinecone, grow out of the ground rather than on trees, and you can cut off the top and use it to grow a new one. Pineapples really are a weird and wonderful fruit. A member of the bromeliad family (commonly used as

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Can’t beet it

We’ve come a long way from the days when you could only get beetroot in a can – and a big thumbs up to that. Full of sweet earthy flavour and so versatile, fresh beetroot should be a staple in your fridge’s vegetable crisper. You can roast

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In season: February

Tallogum Raspberries The newest addition to the Mullumbimby Farmers Market are fresh and sweet locally grown raspberries. Grown at Lindendale near Lismore by Tallogum Raspberries, they’re top quality berries that are sweet and delicious. Currently available at the Eden’s Landing stall in punnets and in $12 buckets.

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In season: January

Mango You know summer has well and truly arrived when the mangos start appearing at the market. Bowen and Kensington Prides are the first to come into season and they will be followed by other varieties like the R2E2 and Nam Doc Mai. When choosing a mango,

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In season now

Sweet Corn New season summer sweet corn has arrived at the market. Because it’s locally grown, the corn at the markets is super fresh, and full of the sugars that make it so sweet. Eat it the day you buy it for maximum sweetness.  Find sweet corn

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