With the approach of warmer weather getting many of us excited about our next trip away, and with international and interstate travel currently off the cards, there’s no better time to explore some of the beautiful and diverse landscapes of our state, including the Riverland, which are currently covered in a thick layer of stunning blossoms.
However, for those planning a trip to the Riverland, the recent fruit fly outbreaks across SA have brought about a change to the rules surrounding bringing fruit and vegetables with you on your visit, meaning that rather than bringing your own produce into the Riverlands you can not only avoid a hefty fine but spend your trip exploring the fresh fruit and vegetable stalls in the area and supporting local businesses.
If you’re planning a trip to the Riverland this year, we’ve put together a handy guide to some of the charming stores you can stop in to purchase your fresh fruit and veg, especially with the area’s citrus season in full swing, producing swathes of delicious, fleshy mandarins and oranges.
With local stock given the correct treatment for the Riverland Pest Free Area you can help protect the beautiful orchards, producers and $1.3 billion horticulture industry from risk of fruit fly devastation.
Lower Riverland Region
Swan Reach General Store
47 – 49 Anzac Avenue, Swan Reach.
Blanchetown General Store
2 – 4 Egerton St, Blanchetown.
5 First St, Morgan.
Nildottie General Store
4604 Hunter Rd, Nildottie.
Walkers Flat General Store
Angas Valley Rd, Walker Flat.
Rolbusch Quality Meats
18 McCoy St, Waikerie.
4 McCoy St, Waikerie.
Further up river you can also explore:
Mason’s Fruit & Vegetables
160 Gordon Rd, Barmera.
246/256 Renmark Ave, Renmark.
The fruit and vegetables you CANNOT travel with into the Riverland include:
- Stone fruits such as apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums and cherries
- Citrus such as oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit and cumquats
- Fruiting vegetables including tomatoes, capsicums, chillies and eggplant
- Pome fruits such as apples, pears and quinces
- Flowering fruits such as loquats, figs and feijoas
- Tropical fruits such as bananas, avocados and mangoes
For more information on the latest Fruit Fly updates, click here. https://www.instagram.com/sa_pirsa/ or follow the Primary Industries and Regions SA Facebook page here. https://www.facebook.com/PrimaryIndustriesAndRegionsSA