What’s in season?
The above image shows which fruit and vegetables are officially in season this February.
You will notice that specific organic produce is generally only available when it is in season. This is because if organic farmers try to grow ‘out of season’ they can come up against issues such as pests and disease. It is also important that when you buy organic produce it is as fresh as possible.
If you do buy conventional produce grown out of season, it may have been grown in artificial environments or have been subjected to pesticides. Worse, it may have been imported and therefore subject to fumigation and, in some cases, irradiation treatment for biosecurity reasons.
The best way to eat produce that is fresh and free from chemicals is to buy seasonal certified organic produce, or to grow your own.
Below is a ‘What’s in Season?’ PDF of Australian organic fruit and vegetables which, providing weather conditions are favourable, should be in season and available for you to purchase throughout the year.