Winter comes with colder weather and darker days. The autumn leaves have fallen from the trees and there can be a real chill in the air. It’s only fitting that we move towards more hearty meals.

As the temperature drops, our body craves the warmth that cooked foods can bring. It’s not uncommon to have a heightened appetite through the winter months, this is because our body requires more energy to keep warm and regulate our temperature.

This colder time of year brings lots of stews, casseroles, curries, roasts, soups and more. It’s also a great time to dust off the slow cooker and get creative with warm, slow cooker recipes.

With the change in seasons, there also comes a change in fresh produce. Let’s take a look at what’s in season in the winter months between June and August:


Apple, avocado, cumquat, custard apple, feijoa, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, lemon, lime, mandarin, nashi, orange, pear, persimmon, pineapple, quince, rhubarb, tangelo


Bok choy, broccoli, broccolini, broad beans, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chokes, cucumbers, eggplants, fennel, horseradish, kale, leek, mushrooms, okra, onion, parsnip, potato, pumpkin, radish, shallot, silverbeet, spinach, spring onion, swede, sweet potato, turnip, wombok

Herbs & Spices

Coriander, dill, ginger, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary

Based on information sourced from

If you’re looking for inspiration of how to use this seasonal produce, we’ve shared a list of winter warmers that you may want to try. You can find the full recipe roundup here.

Posted by Shahna Sarpi

Shahna is a qualified nutritionist passionate about helping people live a nourished life through healthy eating and lifestyle practices. Utilising a whole foods approach to nutrition, Shahna aims to educate and inspire people to become their healthiest selves. With a love of food and being in the kitchen, she enjoys cooking up a storm and creating healthy recipes that everyone will enjoy.