What’s in Season in NZ – December

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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.

Enjoy!

Locally Produced and In Plentiful Supply

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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.