Organic Winter Warmers

It’s easy to eat healthy and organically during the summertime when fresh fruit and vegetables are in high supply. As the weather gets colder, it becomes harder to find the same ingredients, and tastes turn towards hearty, carb-rich comfort dishes like casseroles, pasta and curries. And while Nanna’s Chicken Casserole might be super tasty – it’s probably not super healthy!

At Peaches Fresh we stock all of the ingredients necessary to give Nanna’s recipe an upgrade. We’ve scoured the internet to give you some inspiration to create delicious winter recipes using organic ingredients from our range.

The Australian Healthy Food Guide is a great resource for healthy recipes. We especially love their Simple Chicken Casserole, which can be made with our local-grown Mondo Chicken, or swapped out for our Organic Beef from Dandaragan. The best thing about casseroles is that you can add as many vegetables as you want depending on what you have on hand, and freeze the leftovers when you’re done!

Body and Soul has a whole list of comfort food that packs a nutritional punch! We are craving some of the vegetable frittata, which is a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of vegetables. Remember to use some of our Fraser Coast Cackleberry Eggs and Barambah Organic Cheese to create a healthy, tasty frittata the whole family will love!

Be sure to let us know if you’ve tried out any of these recipes, or have your own organic winter favourites. Take a photo and share it with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Is Organic Food REALLY better?

You will be hard pressed to find a consumer, manufacturer or farmer who will argue with the benefits of organic food. Looking at a variety of studies from the last few years, the research clearly demonstrates that organics promotes good health.

Researchers from the Newcastle University in England recently analysed 343 peer reviewed publications on organic food research to find a definitive answer to the age old question: is organic food REALLY better for you? Their answer is yes!

After gathering this research, they found that organic food contains 20-40% more antioxidants than food grown with pesticides. Antioxidants fight free radicals in your body – a nasty by product of oxidation in the body that has been linked to DNA mutations that can cause certain disease like Parkinson’s. So what does a 40% antioxidant boost mean? Well, that’s essentially like eating two extra pieces of fruit or vegetables each day but without the extra calories!

There are some who argue that the extra cost of organic food isn’t really worth it. But when you look at the statistics, you’re buying more nutritional value for less servings so if you’re comparing nutrition to servings, you could potentially be spending the same or even less on organics than you would on regularly grown food!



Potatoes are a winter staple, with their warm, starchy goodness to keep you content during the cold nights. But it’s all too easy to get stuck in a potato rut. What many people don’t realise is that there are so many alternative vegetables to use in place of potato to change up your winter dinners!

1. Zucchini

Everyone loves a hearty breakfast on a chilly morning and a big breakfast is nothing without a golden hash brown. Substitute your potatoes with zucchini for a spin on a breakfast classic! With Food and Love have a tasty recipe for your mornings. See the recipe here.

Zucchini Hash

2. Cauliflower

There’s something very comforting about a helping of mash potatoes – although too much can leave you in a carbohydrate coma! Mashed cauliflower is a delicious alternative. You couldn’t tell the difference, plus it’s got more of all the good stuff, like antioxidants and vitamins and less carbs! Dashing Dish have this scrumptious Whipped Cauliflower recipe for you to try tonight for dinner!

Whipped Cauliflower

3. Parsnips

Some crunchy chips is a guilty pleasure we all indulge in from time to time. Parsnip chips roasted in the oven are a much healthier alternative! Check out Bon Appetit’s tasty treats here.

Parsnip chips

If you have any other winter warmer veggie treats, share them with us on Facebook!

Spoil your Mum with a $200 Benny’s Bar & Grill Voucher!

Mother’s Day is a celebration of love for your mum, a special maternal figure in your life and the influence of mother’s in the world. There’s no better feeling in the world than showing your mum that you appreciate everything that she has done for you.

The one thing that springs to mind when we think about our mum is food! Nothing is better than a meal cooked with love by mum and there’s always a special dish she’ll make that you know is just for you!

We want to spread the love this year by giving one lucky person the chance to spoil their mum with a meal valued at $200 at Benny’s Bar & Grill on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 10.

Share your mum’s signature dish with us on Facebook to be in the draw.

One lucky runner up will win a Uccello Kettle valued at $69!

Enter here now!


Rob’s Famous!

We’ve always listed the country of origin of all of our fresh produce. We think it’s so important to know where your food is coming from. Our customers want to know that their fruits and vegetables are grown and harvested locally. That’s why we love the new Southern Forests Initiative to label all WA fresh produce. It’s a great way to give recognition to the growers of amazing produce plus it assures our customers that their food is grown in good conditions.


Rob was recently in the West Australian talking about this new initiative. He said, “Customers will like seeing the region the food is from – with the remoteness of the area, the growing conditions in the Southern Forest region are a lot better”


What do you think of this new initiative? Head to our Facebook page and let us know!

Healthy Hot Cross Buns!

It isn’t Easter without sharing some warm, buttery hot cross buns. However, the hot cross buns you generally find in your supermarket are full of sugar, preservatives and other nasties that aren’t good for you or your family. Rather than scouring the shelves this Easter looking for a healthy alternative, why not whip up your own batch of hot cross buns!


We found a recipe that is sure to be a winner in your household from Well Nourished. What we love about this recipe is that it doesn’t use any yeast. An intolerance to yeast may not be as uncommon as you think. Some of the symptoms include fatigue, irritability, stomach cramps, trouble skin and indigestion. Cutting down yeast in your diet may help with some of these problems you’re experiencing and with this yummy recipe, you’re not sacrificing the treat. Plus, without any yeast, you don’t have to wait for these bad boys to rise, which means they’re ready to eat even faster!


Well Nourished recognizes that everyone has different dietary needs so they offer you lots of recipe tweaks to suit you! You can read her recipe for healthy hot cross buns here.


We would love to know if you’ve made these tasty treats! Make sure you snap a quick photo of your creation and share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Casanovas Visit Peaches!

Our good friends, the Nova  Casanovas came down to our store last month to spread some cheer for the holidays and to give out some amazing freebies to our fantastic customers!

Remember to keep an eye out for the next time the Casanovas come down for a visit.

Click on the photos to view the album.

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A Traditional Christmas Meal!

Christmas just isn’t the same without the little traditional touches that make this season so special. For this year’s celebrations we have the perfect go-to traditional Chrissy recipe that will keep your family and friends begging for more!

You can never go wrong with a glazed ham dish, it’s everyone’s favourite during the festive time and plus, you can’t get any more traditional than glazed ham on Christmas day. So, why ham on this day? Apparently, serving ham arises from the pre-Christian Norse tradition of killing a boar and serving it to honour Freya, one of the Norse Gods. In AD times, St. Stephen, whose feast day is December 26th, is often depicted as serving a boar’s head as an offering. And, as often happens when diverse traditions converge around the feasting table: Christmas ham was born.

Now that you know why we have ham on the big day, try this delicious Maple Honey Mustard Glazed Ham recipe by It only takes 15 minutes to prepare and it’s super easy!

Make sure to have this festive favourite on your table this year. At Peaches we have you covered with our Barossa Fine Foods Ham or if you want to stray from tradition, there’s a huge range of Barossa rolled roasts. Come in today to see the range!

‘Berry’ delicious fruits that are now in season

It’s very important to know what fruit and vegetables are in season when heading to the grocery store. By choosing to purchase fruit and veggies that are in season you are making less of an impact on our precious environment and providing yourself and your loved ones with the best possible produce available.

At Peaches Fresh all our fruit is locally grown and organic to ensure you have the freshest and tastiest fruit.

Lately we have been receiving daily deliveries of the best in season fruits and we decided it’s time to share some knowledge on what’s so good about our organic and local November fruit!

Mangoes: The Aussie mango season is upon us! Australia has the most delicious mango varieties in the world, with Kensington Pride being the most popular to grow in WA. Mangoes are one of the most versatile fruits, they are quick and easy to prepare and can be a healthy snack on their own or a perfect addition to a meal. Australian mangoes are high in energy, low in fat, and are a good source of vitamins and calcium vital for great health.

Strawberries: Western Australia is the leading exporter of delicious strawberries. One serving of 8 medium sized strawberries has more vitamin C than an orange! Strawberries are also a great source of folic acid and a moderate source of iron. If you thought that was amazing strawberries also contain anti-oxidants, which offset the effects of oxygen-free radicals. This is why Peaches loves to get in strawberries as often as we can.

Blueberries:  Blueberries provide great health benefits for you are your family.  They contain high levels of antioxidants and Vitamin A and C. They also have an extremely low glycaemic index. This simply means that this unique fruit is berry good for you! With their amazing health benefits and delicious, succulent flavour, it is no wonder that blueberries that Australia’s consumption of blueberries have grown dramatically over the past few years. Blueberries are best served fresh, blended in  smoothie or added to you favourite salads and desserts. To store this tasty snack, leave it in tight container in the fridge to avoid them for spoiling or getting squashed.

 Peaches: Grown in the south-west of Western Australia, this deliciously sweet stone fruit is a great source of Vitamin C , Vitamin A, dietary fibre, potassium,  and magnesium. Isn’t that just peachy! A fun fact about peaches is that their juices are fantastic for moisturising, nourishing and healing the skin! Peaches can be used in a wide variety of ways including fruit salads, fruit cocktails and desserts such as pies, tarts and jellies. With their succulent flavour and freshness, we are certainly proud to share our name with such a remarkable fruit!

Nectarines:  Closely related to peaches, nectarines are a juicy and plump fruit with a refreshing flavour. They are extremely healthy as they are low in calories, sodium and cholesterol and provide you with Vitamin C. To store this wonderful snack, keep them in a plastic bag in the coldest part of your fridge. They make the perfect ingredient for your muffins, savoury tarts and jams!

Plums: There are over two hundred different types of plums grow in Australia! Depending on the variation, most types are in season during the summer months. When selecting plums, it is best to choose ones which are smooth and firm with a consistent dark colour.  Plums make the perfect addition to any summer time meals by being an excellent ingredient in pies, tarts and salads! Not only are plums a great way to satisfy those stomach grumblings, they also provide great health benefits by protecting your heart, improving your bone health, helping regulation and improving your memory.

Custard Apples:  While the skin and seeds of custard apples are inedible, the flesh is a source of delicious sweet and creamy flavour. This divine fruit is great for making ice-cream and drinks, perfect for cooling down on those hot summer days! Unripe, dark green custard apples are best to be stored at room temperature.  While ripe custard apples which are pale green and will yield slightly to pressure, are best to be kept in the fridge.  Custard apples are also an excellent source of Vitamin C, calcium, potassium and magnesium.

Grapes: Seventy-two million tonnes of grapes are produced in the world each year! So it’s also a good thing that it’s also one of the world’s most popular fruits! This is because of their tasty, sweet and tart flavour and smooth texture. Grapes are also very kind to your health through various was such as protecting your heart, fighting against the effects of diabetes, protecting you from skin cancer and improving brain power.  Grapes can also be difficult to clean, thankfully there’s a very simple solution to this! Try covering them with a mixture of salt and baking soda and then rising them under cold water for a shiny, clean result! They simply look grape!

By taking advantage of this delicious and fresh seasonal produce available, you can ensure that your summer will be extremely fruitful and filled with great flavour.

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Christmas is on Peaches!

Let Peaches take care of Christmas for you. All you have to do is spend $50 or more in store to go in the draw to win 1 of 3 $500 Peaches vouchers!

Plus make sure you’re in store when the Nova Casanova’s are visiting for your chance to score lots of freebies!

Christmas is on Peaches!