Now's the time to start thinking about what to fill the lunchbox with to prepare for back to school.
Imperial mandarins are still the pick of the bunch. However, Hicksons and Murcotts are also excellent, juicy, and bursting with vitamins.
Lunchbox-sized Gala apples are also fantastic now, guaranteed not to make their way back home in the bottom of the school bag.
Excellent crops of bananas are still in good numbers.
We're seeing no slowdown with Hass avocadoes - exceptionally well priced.
Blood oranges are now in store. Not cheap, but delicious segmented or juiced.
Celery is my pick of the bunched veggies this week. They are excellent quality and cheap. Perfect in a warm winter casserole or soup.
New-season potatoes from South Australia are at their very best right now. All the pumpkins remain cheap and sweet. (Butter, salt, and rosemary - in that order!)
Cup mushrooms are also great now. Maybe a winter mushroom risotto finished with Grana Padano.
The delicate herbs and lettuces are still recovering from everything nature has thrown their way. A couple of sunny weeks should remedy that.