March 01 2013

The last day of summer has sped past, the mornings are darker and the days are shorter…the spoils of the season are coming to an end – bye bye berries and hello heirloom apples! We checked in with Melbourne’s most loved Organic grocer, Ripe to get the low down on what should be in your fresh food basket…

Green and purple kale: fresh and fabulous! Full of all the good stuff and great sautéed with onion and garlic or baked in a gratin.

Heirloom apples: if you’re craving crunch, Bramleys and Spartans are the pick over the next few weeks…

Last season local tomatoes: local Victorian tomatoes are the perfect way to say good bye to the summer…they love basil and balsamic.

Nashie love: natures most delightful collaboration – apples and pears = Nashies. Love!

Organic Bread from Baker De Chriro is always in season at Ripe…smother with Paris Farm salted butter…drool.

Buy all this and more at the three Ripe stores across Melbourne.