What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
Coriander – the world’s most commonly used herb! Yes that is correct according to SBS Food. Native to southern Europe and the Middle East coriander is now available and used worldwide. Both the fresh leaves and seeds are used either as a garnish or flavour enhancer.
However this is a very divisive herb – on one side of the fence are those of us who love co
riander however those who dislike it are very strong in their aversion.
Unlike other herbs where only the leaves are used with coriander
you can literally use every part of it. However as the roots have a stronger flavour if you are cooking for anyone who dislikes it then the tops are much milder and as they are best added towards the end they can be used sparingly on that person’s serving.
There are so many delicious recipes using coriander that we are spoilt for choice. My favourite is Adam Liaw’s Coconut and Coriander Chicken Curry. https://www.goodfood.com.au/recipes/coconut-and-coriander-chicken-curry-20151027-457pl You can always replace the chilli powder with fresh chillies -abundant at the market right now.
Here are some more:
- Coriander and Chilli Cream Sauce
- Quick Carrot and Coriander
- Syrian Green Beans with Olive Oil and Coriander
- Barbecued Salmon with Fresh Coriander
- Chicken and Coriander Soup
Many of our farm stalls have coriander in bunches of varying sizes and prices so check out:
- The Gourmet Salad Hut
- Bio Organic Farm
- Sylva Lining Organics and
- Summit Organic
CHANGES + Seasonal produce
Our week three pop up is Mad Mountain Family Farm with all their wonderful herbal teas and chilli conserves and rose water. They also bring some unusual potted chillies and herbs not usually available at our weekly organic seedling stall One Organics.
ABSENT THIS WEEK:
- Blueberry Fields would have been back this week but due to the rain they are unable to pick.
- Nudgel Nuts – Ian will be back at the market NEXT week. 👏
- Nourished Live Food – Jess is recovering from her injury but it will be a few ore weeks before she is up and about. In the meantime if you are wanting some of her sauerkrauts or broths please let me know so that Jan can bring your order to the market.
- Costanzo Apples –absent this week only.
Entertainment: Leigh James
🌦Weather: Our much needed rain will have eased by Wednesday with a cloudy/sunny day with some showers forecast. Overnight temperatures will fall to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 20s.
REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Avocados (still available at Jumping Red Ant)
- Blueberries (at Tallogum Raspberries and Blueberry Fields too)
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Bok Choy, (+organic) Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Capsicum (+organic), Cauliflower, Chard (organic), Chilli (+organic), Cucumber (+organic), Corn, Eggplant (+organic), Fennel, Garlic (+organic), Herbs (+ organic basil, coriander, fennel, ginger, rocket, turmeric and more), Kale (+organic), Lettuce (cos organic), Fancy Lettuce and mixed salad greens, Micro greens (+ wide variety of organic such as alfalfa, barley greens, sunflower, broccoli, chick pea, radish and pea srouts), Peas incl snow peas (+organic), Mizuna, Onion (+organic), Mushrooms, Pak Choi (organic), Potato (Sebago) , Potatoes (kipfler ++), Pumpkin (+organic), Salad Mix, Silver Beet, Sprouts (+organic), Spinach (+organic), + Egyptian spinach, Sweet Potato (+organic), Tatsoi (organic), Swedes, Tomatoes (+organic), Taro, Turnip, Watercress, Zucchini (+organic).
Apples, Apricots, Avocados, Bananas (Cavendish, Lady Fingers (organic also), Black muscat grapes, Blueberries, Carambola (star fruit), Custard apples, Dragon Fruit, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi fruit (organic), Lemons + Limes (incl organic), Lychees, Mangoes, Mandarin (organic), Oranges (organic), Passionfruit, Paw Paw, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Rock melons, Sapotes, Strawberries, Watermelons.
Flowers – Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – sassy heliconias.
Eggs – including organic
Nuts – Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts
Dairy – Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++ Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir AND award winning St Billie goats cheese.
Honey – Raw unprocessed Caldera honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! And bees wax candles.
Breads – A variety of artisan sour dough breads baked with a diversity of organic flours (including spelt and rye) and many flavours that use local market products including macadamia nut bread! Also a great variety of Danish and French pastries.
Mushrooms – Gourmet mushrooms – king oysters, white oysters, pink oysters, blue oysters, shiitake and Shimeji available at Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms and button mushrooms at Mountain View Eggs.
Meat – Beef, pork and goat (All Natural Meat Company produced), Salami (Nimbin Valley Diary) periodically + lamb and chicken sourced within the broader market radius and locally caught fish – very seasonal.