Market News 9

Most people have never heard of Cecropia and Miconia, however they are trees found in this area that have the potential to cause problems in our native forests. Learn how to tell the difference between a Giant Devil’s Fig and a Tropical Soda Apple, or a Hymenachne and Aleman Grass. Alligator Weed grows on both land and water and is currently a major weed in our creek system. It is important that everyone can identify these plants so they don’t inadvertently spread, or even plant, them. The Far North Coast Weeds Officers will be at our market on Wednesday the 7th March with live specimens, posters and handouts. Have your questions answered, or bring along any weeds for identification. If you are unable to make it to the market you can contact Kim Curtis, Noxious Weed Officer, on 0427 335 502.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that the Hare Krishna’s had planned to join our market. Well they have commenced and their delicious vegetarian samosa’s and lasagna are an absolute hit. Along with their grapes it looks like the Constanzo’s will have Gala apples this week and possibly pears. Currently in abundance is banana’s, corn, eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, watermelon and zucchini.
Our market is open 7am to 11am every Wednesday at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds via the Harry Williams Gate.
Deb Fuller Market Manager

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