Seasonal shopping

Seasonality can change within regions, between cities, and of course countries. The goal is to simply understand more of what is seasonal in your region at the moment. We often get fooled at the supermarket as all the produce is shiney and presented as if it is fresh. The first way to check if something is seasonal is the price. Things like zucchini are cheap in summer but can double or triple in price during the winter. 
A wonderful way to make sure you are shopping seasonally is to visit farmers markets. Speak to the growers and connect with where your food is coming from. 
Another way to support your local grower and get seasonal veggies is to sign up to a local CSA (community supported agriculture) program. Each CSA is slightly different in the way you can sign up, some ask for you to commit to the season by paying up front, others allow monthly or even weekly payments.  It's almost like a weekly gift to yourself as you unpack your box and see all the delicious veggies and fruit available for the week.
Our goal with this website is to make a place that is easy to search recipes by season and inspire everyone to support their local growers and cook healthy meals with fresh veggies!

 
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Spring

VEGE

Artichokes, Asparagus, Beans, Beetroot, Broccolini, 

Carrots, Celery, Courgettes, Kale, Lettuce, Radish, 

Silverbeet, Snow Peas, Spinach, Spring onion, Turnips

FRUITS

Kiwifruit, Citrus - orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, Strawberries

*Based on Rotorua, New Zealand* Please check your local guide for what's seasonal in your area*

 
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SUMMER

Beans, Beetroot, Broccolini, Cabbage, Capsicums, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chillies, Courgettes, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Kale, KamoKamo, Lettuce, Potatoes, Radish, 

Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring onions, 

Sweet corn, Tomatoes, Turnips

FRUITS

Apples, Apricots, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cherries, Currents,Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Plums, 

Raspberries, Strawberries, Watermelon

*Based on Rotorua, New Zealand* Please check your local guide for what's seasonal in your area*

 
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AUTUMN

Beans, Beetroot, Broccolini, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chillies,Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Potatoes, Radish, Rocket

Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring onions, Turnips

FRUITS

Apples, Figs, Kiwi, Pears, Persimmons

*Based on Rotorua, New Zealand* Please check your local guide for what's seasonal in your area*

 
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WINTER

Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Fennel, Leeks, Lettuce, Kale, Kohlrabi, Parsnips, Pumpkins, Rocket, Silverbeet, Spinach, Squash, Turnips, Yams

Fruits

Feijoas, Lemon, Limes, Mandarins, Oranges, Rhubarb

*Based on Rotorua, New Zealand* Please check your local guide for what's seasonal in your area*