Shopping in season just makes sense. Food is fresher and tastier, having been sourced locally it is grown closer to you and doesn’t need to travel as far, meaning it is picked closer to peak ripeness and remains fresh by the time it gets to you. Fewer pesticides and preservatives are used, fruits and vegetables grown out of season are often prematurely harvested and artificial ripening agents are used to slow the maturation process. Seasonal produce offers more nutritional value. When fruits and vegetables are picked before they get a chance to ripen their nutrients cannot fully develop. When consumed closer to harvest they are fresher and more nutrient-dense. Eating seasonally encourages a greater variation in your diet. Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a balanced diet, as they are our primary sources of vitamins and minerals and eating seasonally supports seasonal-specific needs. It is also a money saver! Fruits and vegetables are more abundant in peak season and cost less for farmers and distributors to supply locally resulting in lower prices for you.

New Zealand has some of the best fresh produce around and Foodbox is here to bring it directly to your door. Say hello to fresh, wholesome goodness and discover new tastes with Foodbox this Summer. 

What's in Season






Green Beans





Cooking in Season

Strawberry and Pistachio Mini Pavlovas

Caprese Salad

Asparagus with Oregano Butter

Summer Berries and Passionfruit Pavlova

Barbecued Corn Cobs

Rocket, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Beetroot and Smashed Avocado Burgers

Asparagus with Hollandaise and Poached Eggs

Zucchini and Feta Fritters

Cabbage, Fennel and Avocado Slaw

Grilled Zucchini with Basil Pesto

Eggplant, Halloumi and Tomato Burgers

Basil and Pine Nut Pesto Tortellini with Tomato, Spinach and Pine Nuts

Four Cheese Ravioli with Broccoli and Feta

Spinach and Feta Frittata

Rocket, Radish and Cucumber Salad

Fish, Cucumber and Spinach Burger

Broccolini and Steak Salad

Four Cheese Ravioli with Ricotta, Peas and Zucchini Pesto

Four Cheese Ravioli with Broccoli, Prosciutto and Roasted Tomatoes

Ricotta and Spinach Tortellini with Asparagus, Salmon and Basil

Ricotta and Spinach Tortellini with Cherry Tomatoes, Olives and Feta

Peach and Prosciutto Salad

Stuffed Capsicums