Farm to plate: 3 autumn veggies we’re obsessed with

April 24, 2024
by Christina Our Recipes

    Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to fresh produce and scrumptious meals. Autumn has so much deliciousness to offer, you just have to know what’s in season!

    Cauliflower, mushrooms and silver beet are each bursting with fresh, unique flavours that we are absolutely loving right now. Autumn cooking with these seasonal staples not only guarantees superior flavour and peak freshness, but it’s also a more sustainable way to fill your plate. 

    Locally grown seasonal produce requires less transportation, which means fewer carbon emissions from long-distance shipping. Plus, seasonal produce tends to be more abundant during its peak harvest time, meaning that farmers can grow larger quantities without relying on artificial processes.


    Cauliflower is one of autumn’s unsung heroes thanks to its versatility. There are dozens of ways to prepare cauliflower, from roasting to mashing to steaming to stir-frying and beyond. Its mild taste pairs perfectly with other autumnal flavours, adding heartiness to any meal. 

    How to store cauliflower

    To maximise your cauliflower’s freshness, refrigerate it in a perforated plastic bag or wrap it loosely in a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture. Then, place it in the crisper drawer of your fridge. If you’ve already cut the cauliflower into florets, store them in an airtight container or zip-loc bag lined with paper towel to prevent sogginess.

    Our favourite cauliflower recipe this autumnbeef, cousous bowl with autumn flavours

    Aussie Beef & Roast Veggie Couscous with Herby Mayo & Almonds

    The cauliflower in this wholesome autumn meal perfectly complements the gently spiced beef and naturally sweet veggies. Order it now.


    Mushies boast a rich, earthy flavour that adds depth and complexity to any dish. They’re suitable for many cooking methods, including sautéing, roasting, and grilling. Their distinct flavour and texture, plus their nutritional value, make them a great pick for autumn cooking.

    How to store mushrooms

    To store mushrooms, place them in a paper bag or a loosely covered container lined with paper towel to absorb excess moisture. Avoid plastic bags, as they can trap moisture and cause your mushrooms to spoil more quickly. Keep mushrooms in your fridge’s crisper drawer or on the main shelves, away from moisture-producing foods.

    Our favourite mushroom recipe this autumnmushroom pasta with autumn flavours

    One-Pot Basil Pesto & Mushroom Pasta with Baby Spinach, Parmesan Cheese & Flaked Almonds

    This uber-comforting pasta dish takes all the umami goodness of mushrooms and marries it with garlic, basil pesto and parmesan cheese. It’s a match made in heaven! Order it now.

    Silver beet

    Silver beet’s earthy flavour enhances the depth and richness of any autumnal meal. Its tender texture lends this wholesome veggie well to soups, stews, curries and pasta sauces particularly well. 

    How to store silver beet

    To store silver beet, loosely wrap it in damp paper towel – this stops it from drying out, without drenching it. Place the wrapped silver beet in a loosely sealed plastic bag or airtight container, leaving some space for air circulation. Store the bagged silver beet in the crisper drawer of your fridge, as the cool and slightly humid environment will help to keep it fresh.

    Our favourite silver beet recipe this autumnbean and veggie soup

    Italian Cannellini Bean & Veggie Soup with Parmesan Crisps & Basil Pesto

    Nothing screams wholesome more than a veggie-packed, bean-filled soup. This one’s got extra depth thanks to the distinct earthiness added by delicious silver beet. Order it now.

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