What’s in Season in NZ – December


December is the month of celebration – whether it be the end of year work party, meeting up with friends, or a big Christmas Day spent with loved ones.

It’s also the month of some delicious seasonal fruit and veg. There are a couple of great reasons to focus on what’s in season and tailor your meal plan and groceries accordingly. Firstly, shopping seasonally for your fresh produce will help you wallet (always a good thing during a month of overindulgence and extravagance!) – as there is usually an abundance of these items, the cost is generally lower.

Secondly, seasonal fresh veg just tastes SO much better! It usually comes from a local source rather than having been chilled and shipped from the other side of the world – all the while losing its taste along the way.

Here at PICK + PALEO we are massive fans of making the most of what’s in season, so each month we will bring you a comprehensive list of what you should look out for in the supermarket, and eat lots of in your meals. At the bottom of this post is a free printable which you can take shopping with you in your handbag.


Locally Produced and In Plentiful Supply



Avocados, Asparagus, Beetroot, Courgettes, Short Cucumbers, Strawberries, Tangelos, Tomatoes

Click here to download your free December Seasonal printable, which includes what’s available year round, and what’s imported.