RED CABBAGE: This is a healthy and robust vegetable that can add colour and flavour to otherwise boring salads and other dishes. Select cabbages that feel heavy and look bright with crisp leaves. Try braising or slow cooking with any meat dish. Price: $5$6 each.
MUSHROOMS: The most common variety is the white button mushroom. But there are many choices including flat, portobello, shiitake, oyster and swiss brown. Its earthy flavour will enrich autumn cooking. Price: $10$12/kg (except exotic varieties)
APPLES: We all know the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Apples are an antioxidant powerhouse. They are a great snack onthe-go and work wonders in baking family favourites including pies, rhubarb and apple crumbles, strudel and muffins. Price: $2-$6/kg