Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has thrown her support behind the Hailstorm Heroes campaign, adding the slightly damaged apples and pears to her Mayo Menu.
The social media initiative promotes local produce and producers, Ms Sharkie saying she’s samples the fruit in question, which due to the excellent growing conditions since the storm hit in October last year, has matured into a delicious crop.
“You should never judge a book by its cover. The same goes for our local apples and pears this season which I have sampled and I can assure you they are still delicious,”
“There will be a lot of fruit coming into South Australia from interstate so this (Hailstorm Heroes) campaign is part of preserving our market share,” Susie said.
“And it’s not only about supporting farmers, it about supporting the pickers, the workers in the shed, the people who service our tractors and the wider community.”
The Mayo Menu suggests a recipe using the Adelaide Hills fruit, you can find the recipe on Rebekha's website.
Image: Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie discusses the Hailstorm Heroes campaign with Ashley Green at his Hillview Fruits apple and cherry orchard at Lenswood. Inset: An example of some of the hailstorm damage that may appear on apples.