We believe in providing the freshest possible produce and aim to deliver fresh fruit and vegetables to you at affordable prices. Produce is sourced from Fresh Express and IGA Fresh and our Produce Manager, Rob, works with them to select fresh quality produce for our Eagleby Supa IGA customers.
Rob brings with him 18 years experience in supermarkets, and has been local since Coles operated this store. You could really call him the ‘Local Bloke’. He is backed by a dedicated team that pride themselves in serving you, the customer.
Seasonality is the most important thing to remember when buying your fruit and vegetables and to embrace what is in season now. They will always be of the best value for you.
With the IGA 200% fresh guarantee it is our biggest priority to ensure you have the best we have to offer. We know that today most people shop daily for their fruit and vegetable needs so make sure you visit our produce department and buy fresh.
Seasonal Fruit – Summer
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 fruit at the moment is:
Fruits: plums, apricots, mangoes, peaches, nectarines and in fact, all your stone fruits.
Vegetables: artichoke, asian greens – bok choy – choy sum – gai laan – wonga bok, asparagus – green – purple, avocados – fuerte – hass – sharwill, beans – broad – green, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower garlic, ginger, leek, lettuce, mushrooms – morel, onions – salad – spring, peas, potato, pumpkin, silverbeet, spinach.
Keeping fruit fresh at home!
Pears: Pears can take 3-7 days to fully ripen at room temperature. Store at room temperature, out of direct sunlight. Ripening from the inside out, pears are ready to eat when soft at the stem end.
Once ripe, store pears in the fridge.