What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
If you too missed your BLUEBERRIES last week the great news is they are back this week. Sunny weather means lots of blueberry picking! When it is wet they simply can’t pick as wet blueberries do not keep so occasionally we miss out. But it makes the joy of their return even sweeter!
Spring means that Nimbin Valley Dairy has lots of goat’s milk so not only are they busy making goats cheeses but they are also busy with kefir production. Only 24 hours in the incubator and tout comes both goat and cow kefir made using their 100% fresh milk from happy free range pasture fed animals. They do NOT use thickeners or gels. This pure kefir is absolutely delicious straight from the bot
tle or in your favourite smoothie.
If you would like to know more about the benefits of kefir visit https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-health-benefits-of-kefir#section1
In brief though kefir is high in nutrients and probiotics and is beneficial for digestion and gut health.Combined with some fresh fruit it makes one of the healthiest and tastiest desserts. So if you haven’t tried kefir and you are interested in gut health visit Nimbin Valley Dairy this week.
Many people consider it to be a healthier and more powerful version of yogurt particularly store bought yoghurt with added sugars.
So with bucket of blueberries and kefir what could be more healthy and great for the gut than a blueberry and kefir smoothy. My recipe would be two cups of kefir, one ripe banana and half a cup of blueberries and a dash of vanilla essence blended really well! A perfect brekky smoothy or as anytime snackage.
Seasonal, Fortnightly or Absent Stallholder Changes this Week:
Back THIS week are:
- Costanzo Apples – definitely
- Belles Kitchen
- Murwillumbah Men’s Shed
Back next MONTH:
- Cecil Farm – 1st Nov
- Grassroots Sugar Cane Juice – 15th Nov
- Nudgel Nuts (absent 25th Oct and 1st Nov; back on 8th Nov)
- Tallogum Raspberries – November is now their expected return date.
Check out our fabulous new organic fair trade market t-shirts too. Women’s are in organic bamboo with a cap sleeve in white and grey. Unisex short sleeved organic cotton t-shirts are in black or grey and made using organic cotton.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Weather: Partly cloudy with overnight temperatures falling to around 14 and daytime temperatures reaching around 30. So it could be a warm one this week.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Lettuce and lots of leafy greens
- Potatoes (various)
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Capsicum, Cauliflower, Chard (organic), Chilli, Cucumber (+organic), Corn (+organic), Eggplant (+organic), Garlic (+organic), Herbs (basil + 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), 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), 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, Sap
otes, 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
Honey – Raw unprocessed Caldera honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! And bees wax candles.
Rice and 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 – veryseasonal.
Seafood – Locally harvested fish locally wood smoked by The Bay Smokehouse plus smoked fish rillettes (like a fish pate).