What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
Everyone loves a great potato so we are excited to shine the spotlight this week on new season Dutch cream potatoes – one of Australia’s most loved potatoes being dug up by Sylva Lining Organics. These spuds are perfect for frying or serving cold in a salad. Their creamy flavour means that they are also perfect mashed.
Potato bakes are always popular so how about a potato, bacon, garlic and onion potato bake or potato gratin – both superb served with lots of leafy greens. Many good recipes can be found on line but my favourite is https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/the-perfect-potato-gratin/
They are even tasty served cold the next day.
Silverbeet is the green goddess of the vegie patch according to Matt Preston – food journalist and possibly best known as a judge on Master Chef. It is abundant at the moment with lots at Jumping Red Ant AND Summit Organics as well as at Bio Organic Farm and Sylva Lining Organics. According to an article in Delicious Magazine it is one of the vegetables recorded as growing in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, it was grown at Versailles, and it was also prominent in George Washington’s garden at Mount Vernon. It also appeared in the writings of Aristotle. So really a vegie doesn’t stay this popular without good reason ….. Since the Roman days, the juice of the leaves has been associated with cancer cures and soothing toothaches, while renowned 17th century herbalist Nicholas Culpeper prescribed it to combat both vertigo and headaches. Today, science tells us silverbeet should be praised for its high levels of vitamins A, K and C, as well as being high in minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc and manganese.
You can try try Matt’s recipe for wilted silverbeet with chickpeas, chorizo and crispy potatoes here or perhaps it is the perfect time for some fetta and spinach triangles!
CHANGES + Seasonal produce
Nourished Live Food is back with Jess’s delicious potato rosti and aioli breakfasts and lots more too.
Blueberry Fields returns NEXT week as a fortnightly stall.
This is possibly the last or second last week for Narbey’s Best Avocados. It has generally been a poor season for chemical free avos in the northern rivers.
The Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed is at the market this week so if you haven’t begun your Christmas shopping this is a great place to start.
Weather: A little fog early leading into a mild sunny morning. Maximum day time temperature will be low/mid 20’s. Hopefully the forecast showers will
hold off until the afternoon.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- 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 (+org
anic), 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!
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.