My Spring Basket

In by Nadia Refaei

Early spring is considered the leanest harvest time. You might’ve even heard some people refer to it as the ‘hungry gap’. It’s true that early-mid spring is less abundant for fruits and veggies than other times of the year (autumn being the best) – but can you still find heaps of colourful, seasonal, local food on offer at this time of the year? Heck yes.

 

I paid a visit to the Farmgate Market in Hobart to see what local goodies are on offer. Here’s what I put in my basket:

 

Spring onions

Fennel

Celery

Coriander

Mint

Silverbeet (normal and rainbow)

Spinach

Carrots

Beetroot

Radishes

Leeks

Potatoes

Apples

 

And that’s just the fruit and veg! While I was there I also stocked up on a few loaves of locally fired bread, Tassie made artisan cheese, honey and some nut butters. So, the good news is you don’t have to wait till Summer! Grab a coat (it’s still a bit chilly out there), head down to a market, and fill up a basket till it’s Instagram worthy.

And if my list of goodies wasn’t enough to excite you to step out into the crispy, spring air on a weekend morning – maybe these snaps will do the trick!