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IGA New Farm
Meet Dipen, IGA New Farms own Produce Expert!.
Every market day Dipen hand selects only the freshest and best quality produce for IGA New Farm’s customers. Dipen knows exactly what customers want and expect and always makes sure IGA New Farm always has a great range of seasonal produce at competitive prices.
Each month Dipen will be updating this section with information about seasonal fruit and other handy tips.
Seasonal Produce – May
A combination of hydroponics, accessing fruit from all over Australia (climates) and modern storing technology means that most fruit and vegetables can be accessed all year round. However the best locally produced produce at the moment are:
Cucumbers are a good source of Vitamin C and dietary fibre.
Wash, slice and eat raw with the skin on and add to salads; try half cm slices topped with cream cheese and smoked salmon for a simple and tasty snack or entrée.
Varieties available are:
Ordinary – smooth green skin, 20 to 30cm long
Lebanese – 10cm in length and sweet to taste.
Apple – white to light green skin with rounded shape.
Continental – long and slender with ridged dark green skin
There is plentiful supply of very sweet Queensland pineapples this month. Pineapples are an excellent source of Vitamin C, with 100g providing 75% of the Australian recommended daily allowance; are also a good source of potassium.
Varieties available are
Smooth Leaf – Large fruit with broad flat leaves, very juicy with sharpness in the flavour.
Rough Leaf – Small fruit with rough serrated leaves, very sweet flavour
Fresh Tahitian Limes from Queensland are of very good quality this month and are an excellent source of Vitamin C. When purchasing limes, select fruit that is firm, evenly coloured and glossy, and heavy for their size to indicate good juice content.
An ancient Mediterranean fruit with durable, leathery skin ranging from yellow to pink and red. The interior is composed of transparent sacs filled with plump, juicy, red, pink or white seeds. Shake out the seeds and eat fresh, add to sweet and savoury salads or juice for use in cooking. Choose fruit that is large, heavy for its size, smooth and well coloured. One pomegranate delivers 40% of an adult’s daily vitamin C requirement. It is also a rich source of folic acid and of antioxidants.
Celery is a warm weather favourite for its versatility in salads, stir-fry’s, juicing, soups and lunch box sticks. Celery is a good source of Vitamin A, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium and dietary fibre; it also contains a moderate amount of Vitamin C. Celery is also low in kilojoules.
Sweet Potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C, a good source of complex carbohydrate, folic acid, Vitamin E, potassium and dietary fibre, when eaten with the skin on.
The varieties available this month are
Gold – Orange Skin with bright orange dry flesh.
White – White Skin with moist creamy/white flesh.
Red – Pink/Red skin with moist creamy/white flesh
Pears are an excellent source of Vitamin C and a very good source of dietary fibre. Handle pears carefully to avoid bruising and store in the refrigerator crisper for 3-4 days, then mature at room temperature. varities available include:
Beurre Bosc – a medium to large dessert variety, the skin is a brown russet colour, fruit is elongated with a long tapering neck and the flesh is white and juicy.
Williams – a medium to large fruit which is the major variety used for canning. They are light green in colour changing to a clear yellow when ripe; the flesh is white, smooth and juicy with a slight aromatic flavour.
IGA New Farm stocks over 8,500 grocery lines running around 1500 weekly specials all managed by Vanessa – our ever smiling Grocery Manager!
Whilst we stock a huge amount of lines in various categories, if you can’t find a product you like – just speak to Thelma or one of our friendly staff and we’ll try and make sure it’s there for your next visit!
We also offer a home delivery service for those who don’t want to lug those heavy groceries in and out of the car and a shop from home service where Vanessa and her team will pick, pack and home deliver your groceries!
So if for some reason you can’t get to us, we’ll get to you – just give us a call on 07 3254 1155
Our meat section offers a selection of pre-packaged cuts and is backed by IGA’s 200% fresh guarantee which means we guarantee our meat to be the freshest and best quality available or we’ll replace the item and give you your money back! Now that’s confidence!
Our butcher prepares cuts particularly to suit our store. However if you happen to enjoy a cut that you may not find regularly, please mention it to one of our friendly staff and we’ll make sure it’s there for you. We also take orders for particular lines or large quantities.
Our convenient hours (6.00am – midnight) mean that you no longer have to resort to take away if you’re late home from work as tender steak, chicken breast, pork and lamb is always available!
And if you think you might be stuck for a recipe – think again!
Have you seen the What’s Cooking touch screen console at IGA New Farm? Located at the front of the Supermarket, What’s Cooking allows you to choose from hundreds of simple recipes or quick and easy meal ideas and print the recipe at the store complete with a shopping list – how’s that for convenience!
IGA New Farm’s deli and fine foods section offers an extensive range of Australian and international delicacies. The deli stocks a range of fine cheeses as well as cured meats, prosciuttos, salamis, real ham off the bone, and an extensive range of delicious marinated olives. Oh and of course our BBQ chickens are always freshly cooked and ready to go!
There are also a multitude of shelf lines including pastas, cooking oils, sweets, gluten free and a large range organic produce.
Our deli staff all have a passion for fine food and it shows in the extensive and unique range of products on offer. If you haven’t already, make sure you try our range of homemade salads and marinated olives – our customers love them, and for good reason!
Planning a day out? Have a special occasion or just feeling peckish? Deli hampers and platters are also a specialty. We can make them for all occasions. Drop in and see one of our friendly staff, or give us call – because many delicatessen lines are seasonal it’s best to discuss the options!
IGA New Farm
Cnr Brunswick St & Kent St
Ph: 3254 1155