After another hard winter of discontent with the virus-that-shall-not-be-named, there's a spring in our step as a new season and warmer weather are on the way.
Spring is all about light, fresh dishes - try great this recipe for King Island chargrilled octopus legs from Ang at Aptus Seafoods or this special family salad recipe from Avihu at Deli Nuts for a stunning carrot, pecan and cranberry salad.
Remember if you can't get to the Market, you can shop online for same day Melbourne delivery with SMM Direct.
Our fishmongers all have an extensive variety of seafood available in store or online. Ang from Aptus Seafood gave us the lowdown on the best seafood coming into season.
"At the moment we've got some nice local scallops from Tassie we're processing on the premises for $2 each. Beautiful cooked yabbies, which have just come out of hiding at $39.90. Lobsters are very cheap $79.90 and $89.90 which is never heard of as the export market is non-existent so for the local market that's great. Oysters from Coffin Bay, Bruny Island, St Helens are beautiful. Mussels are starting to fatten up now so they're nice and plump. In fresh scale fish we've got some beautiful Flathead that is reasonably priced, Swordfish, Marlin and Blue Fin Tuna, usually $60-$80 a kilo is $49.90. The sun's coming out and we'd like to see you down here!
Our three fishmongers are open every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during lockdown and can all be found in the Deli Aisle. For those unable to make it to the Market, home delivery is available:
Spring lamb is in season and our butchers have top-grade fresh produce. Barry from Kirkpatrick's Meats said:
"New season lamb from the rich volcanic soils a the Parwan Valley is now available at Kitzpatrick's."
Kirkpatrick's Meats sell quality produce that is hormone-free, with lamb sourced from Fred Kirkpatrick's own farm. In store now are lamb, lemon & oregano sausages.
Hagen's Organic Butcher have lamb mince, loin roast, loin chops, shoulder, shanks, ribs, rack and shoulder on the bone.
Tony's Meat Supply have lamb koftas, kebabs, sausages, Greek marinated backstraps, butterflied legs, tender fillets and boneless shoulder.
Our butchers are all open every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during lockdown.
Fruit & Veg - what's in season!
If you can't get to the Market at this time, don't despair! The following Fruit & Veg traders offer online shopping and home delivery services:
- Fruits on Coventry via SMM Direct
- Georgie's Harvest via SMM Direct
- Rod's Fruit and Veg via their website
- South Melbourne Market Organics via SMM Direct