It’s easy to forget with the variety of fruits and vegetables available in supermarket chains today that all produce is seasonal and if you’re buying out of season, you’re not buying fresh.

An increasing trend in buying local produce is sweeping the Illawarra region and more people are saying goodbye to the big supermarkets and hello to farm-gate shopping. This local trade sees shoppers choosing to buy their food straight off the tree from local farmers when it’s in season, cutting out the middle man and the bad apples in the bunch.

UOWTV Multimedia looks at farm gate shopping and cherry-picking the best produce.