Mangoes and pitaya – what a colourful mix!

What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?

Oops I have only now – Tues evening  – been advised by Blueberry Fields that the heat and rain affected the blueberries and there were not enough to pick for tomorrow. The good news is that Mamey Sapotes are back at Jumping Red Ant – such an unusual and sweet creamy flesh makes this a delicious fruit. It  is perfect in smoothies.

Fresh raspberries are still available at Tallogum Raspberries and Rainbow Fruit Flats have a few strawberries each week too.

It not only looks fascinating but it tastes good and is great for you – yes dragon fruit now often called Pitaya – is being mooted as a new super food! High in fibre and low in calories with many health benefits it is so easy to enjoy. I love eating it straight from its own natural bowl – simply cut one in half length ways and scoop out the flesh with a teaspoon. It is also great in smoothies, gives great colour to fruit ice blocks and is delicious combined with mango, blueberries, and lashings of cream or yoghurt. You will find these every week at our Rainbow Fruit Flats stall.

With mangoes, paw paw, new season Royal Galas, passionfruit and always the best sweetest bananas and now dragon fruit and more we have such delicious fruit choices.

 

Still GREAT this week are mangoes – R2E2, Kensington Prides at the Everest Farm stall and at Jumping Red Ant.

Costanzo have their delicious new season Royal Galas but their muscat grapes still haven’t been harvested – hopefully next week.

The great specials on organic garlic is available at Sylva Lining Organics and if you missed last weeks post – One Organic seedlings is back. It is perfect weather for planting your summer seedlings.

Last week we welcomed new stallholders Rod and Tania Bruin from Summit Organics and they are happily returning this week with their vast range of fresh local produce grown at their Tyalgum based farm.

All Natural Meat Co will continue carrying Oakleigh Farm’s free range eggs this week.

Sylva Lining Organics carries David Wynn’s organic eggs and those from their own farm when supplies are high enough.

BACK THIS WEEK:

Nourished Live Foods – Jess and Jan are back with their delicious organic breakfast range

Belles Kitchen with delightful artisan products including choc-a-cino blend, toasted Muesli
Aussie Bush Dukka and RU Crackers? – a delightful  savoury biscuit range.

ABSENT THIS WEEK:

  • 11th Hour Coffee – Alistair is taking a well earned holiday for the next 2 weeks so to fill this gap we welcome Tory and Carmen Hirst’s Three Sons Coffee Cartel. Tory and his family have moved to Tumbulgum so it is great to support another local family. Their set up is big so you will find them at the entry gate pumping out coffees this week and next.
  • Tropical Delights is away for the remainder of the month as Bob and Irene are both o’seas.

Season has ended for: Avocados, macadamia nuts, pecan nuts. They will return in April.

Weather: It is a very warm one with temperatures ranging from the low 20s to the mid to high 30s!

*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.

Entertainment: Salt and Steel – who recently launched their new EP –  this dynamic local duo are bringing their music to the market this week before touring again.

Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):

  • APPLES – new season Royal Galas
  • Bananas
  • Beetroot
  • Blueberries
  • Capsicum
  • CORN
  • Cucumbers
  • DRAGON FRUIT
  • Lettuce and lots of leafy greens
  • MANGOES
  • Passionfruit
  • Paw Paw
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Pumpkins
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Rockmelon
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini

Seasonal Produce List Updated:

Vegetables

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruit

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

DairyCows 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 BreadsA 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.

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