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Best of Canberra – Fresh produce

By Bec Cuzzillo 7 July 2015 24


My dad grew up on an orange farm and has instilled in me a love for only the freshest and in season fruit and vegetables. There is just something so satisfying about biting into the first apple of the season or tossing a salad with crisp lettuce leaves and juicy fresh tomatoes.

Unfortunately, I think it can be pretty hard to find good quality fresh produce and maybe I’m too cynical, but I just don’t trust the big supermarkets to provide the goods. This week, I am looking for Canberra’s best fresh fruit and vegetables.

I’m sure I’m not alone in this quest, so I want to know where you get yours? Whether it’s your local greengrocer or your favourite stall at the markets, tell me Canberra – where can I find the freshest fruit and vegetables in town?

To vote, let me know where to find Canberra’s best fresh fruit and veg in the comments below. I’ll try the two most popular places and let you know the verdict in next Monday’s Taste Off article.

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purple diva 1:36 pm 12 Jul 15

Well I think it’s pretty obvious by previous votes that you will be checking out EPIC markets and Choku Bai Jo, but I’ll throw in my opinion anyway!

The three best places I have found for quick purchases are Jardin Fresh in the carpark at Tuggeranong Hyperdome, Freddy Frapples at Weston, and Freska Fruita at Woden Westfield. Every now and then I go out to the Fyshwick Markets, which I find are absolutely the best for choice, price and quality. I used to go to the Woden CIT markets on Sunday mornings, but find them to be rather expensive now, and the real quality isn’t always there. But I still go there for the bust mushrooms ever, and the gorgeous cheeses made by the lady from Hume!

Jenny_y 8:16 pm 09 Jul 15

Choku bai Jo’s apples the ones straight from the grower are the best in town.
They have my vote.

wattsie 6:12 pm 09 Jul 15

Yep, farmers markets for sure. Epic on a Saturday or woden CIT on a Sunday. Epic is good in the rain as it’s all indoors. I always try to buy from the producers stalls… If you do go to epic, make sure you try the mead (just inside the entrance on the far right as you walk into the shed)… It alone is worth getting out of bed for!
If I can’t make it to the markets, then Freddy frapples at weston Creek. At least it’s a local small business even if the food isn’t all local.
….I don’t think people realise that a lot of the food at fyshwick is trucked down from Sydney, and not locally grown…

srcyb 1:49 pm 09 Jul 15

Im a big fan of Frank, who runs Jabals Halal butcher and grocery in Mawson. The prices are great, customer service exuberant and friendly and the selection is fantastic. If you eat meat, it seems like they have a good selection of that too!

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