The industry body for the Australian vegetable & potato industries AUSVEG is prompting Aussie consumers to support their local vegetable growers this festive season. Australian growers have produced an incredible amount of vegetables this year, meaning there will be plenty of high-quality fresh produce available on supermarket shelves and market stalls leading into Christmas and the New Year. This time of year is the busiest for vegetable growers as they work tirelessly to make sure there is an abundant supply of the highest quality vegetables for consumers.
The top 10 most commonly purchased vegetables during the holiday season are:
In spite of the ongoing issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulties producers are having sourcing labour, local growers are able to get their product from the farm to supermarket and greengrocer shelves. Winter is often portrayed as a time of lack, not abundance when it comes to food. However, there are a lot of delicious fruits and vegetables on offer during the colder months. Since holidays are all about eating and feasts, consumption of vegetables are at an all-time high.
Article by: Hari Yellina (Orchard Tech)