Superb Strawbs in season for Spring

Superb Strawbs in season for Spring

Strawberries from Stothart Family Farm in Moreton Bay, Broccoli from Windolf Farms at Upper Tenthill in the Lockyer Valley, Carrots from Kalfresh in the Scenic Rim, Corn from Mulgowie in the Lockyer Valley and Avocados from Balmoral Orchards in Toowoomba: these are the Top Guns of Spring 2022 – locally grown stars at Harris Farm Markets that are ready to ease those winter lurgies and welcome the sun.


It's been a cold, cold, cold Winter in Queensland so Harris Farm Markets in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast are celebrating Spring with the local flavours of Queensland. Strawberries, broccoli, corn, carrots and avocados are all in-season, plentiful and grown here in South East Queensland!


In addition to the spectacular "Spring Stawbs", Harris Farm Markets is shining the light on Imperfect Picks.


"IMPERFECT PICKS is Harris Farm Markets' seasonal range of fruit and vegetables that might not look perfect from the outside but are as perfect and full of flavour as ever on the inside," said co-CEO Tristan Harris. "Our Imperfect Picks program helps reduce the astonishing statistics that *25 per cent of Australian crops currently never leave the farm gate because they are a bit, well, unattractive, and do not meet the visual specifications of some supermarkets and consumers."


"It means that every time you buy an Imperfect Pick, you are helping us take more from our farmers, you are helping reduce food wastage, and importantly, you are saving up to 50 per cent!"


"At Harris Farm, in the past six years we have saved more than 28 million kilograms of fruit and vegetables from going to landfill as a result of our Imperfect Picks range. This equates to approximately 100,000kg of perfectly good fruit and vegies per week. At each store and at our online shop, we have doubled the Imperfect Picks range which gives Aussie shoppers a wider variety of products to select from, and makes a huge impact in preventing food waste."


So, if you see Pudgy Imperfect Pears, Lumpy Pink Lady Apples, Warped Eggplant, Twisted Sweet Potatoes, Unruly Imperfect Zucchini and Scruffy Mangoes in the aisles, remember they taste just as good as their "perfect" looking cousins!


The family owned and operated Harris Farm Markets is home to more than 500 lines of fruit and veg, a gourmet grocery section of boutique local products, an extensive deli, more than 400 cheeses, a butcher and fish market and bakery, pour your own milk from Queensland's multi-award-winning Maleny Dairy or Barambah Organics milk, BioSota Honey on tap and make-your-own Nut Butters among a myriad of flavour-filled treats.  For 50 years they have delivering goodness to Australian families.


Harris Farm Markets – WEST END: West Village, 97 Boundary St

Hours: 7am to 10pm every day


Harris Farm Markets – CLAYFIELD: 823 Sandgate Rd, Clayfield

Hours: 7am to 10pm every day


Harris Farm Markets – ISLE OF CAPRI: Capri on Via Roma, Surfers Paradise

Hours: 6am to 10pm every day



Top 10 Spring recipes to farewell a cold Winter


Harris Farm Markets have also released their top 10 Spring recipes a little early, to welcome the warmth in fine culinary form.

All the recipes are online at

Vietnamese Style Prawn and Mango Salad

The perfect Spring taster. 



Ruby red grapefruit and beetroot salad with spiced salmon

Sweet beetroot, juicy ruby red grapefruit and spiced salmon fillet flaked over this leafy green salad is a refreshing flavour twist to a Spring salad.



Campanelle with Kale, Peas and Smoked Pancetta

A hand-rolled take on campanelle pasta, dressed in a garlicky kale sauce with pops of sweet peas, salty smoked pancetta and a dollop of burrata for good measure.



Vegan Imperfect Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Easy light and lemony poppy seed muffins are the perfect way to start the day in Spring.



Spring Pizza Trio

Pizza is one of those things that everyone likes. No… Loves! And with Spring topping pizza actually just became a health food!



Spring Green Frittata

This quick frittata recipe is packed full of wonderful spring greens and creamy Danish feta and is a great recipe to make for breakfast or an easy to make dinner.



Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Fennel and Citrus Salad

What's not to love!



Spring Veg & Chicken Rice Pilaf

A light & bright one-pot dish that is bursting with spring freshness! Such a simple and filling complete meal loaded with green veggie goodness, tasty little chicken bites and golden hued basmati, sure to be a hit with the whole family.



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