What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
BROCCOLI has arrived at the market. Yes it is the season for brassicas – at last and Everest Farm’s broccoli is now available. Planted in February – the recent cooler nights have contributed towards beautiful heads now being picked for you to enjoy.
Cauliflowers and cabbages should be ready by early June. And coming early next month we will see snow peas.
A tip about avocados: a study found that adding avocado to salad allowed the volunteers in the study to absorb three to five times more carotenoid antioxidants . These help protect your body against free radical damage. So yet another reason to enjoy avocados – that is if you needed one!!
Mad Mountain Family farm is popping up at the market tomorrow. Come and see their great range unusual potted herbs – many rare; their interesting range of herbal medicinal teas made using their own farm grown organic produce + jams and sauces made with their own organic produce. Plus lots more so do pop along and visit their stall this week.
Mt Warning Bakehouse – Fresh out of the Bake House ovens to enjoy this week are:
Pecan date banana bread with blue berries + muffins-blue berry ,sticky date, raspberry and white chocolate, strawberry AND just to top it off good old fashioned nannas PUMPKIN SCONES! Yeah!
Weather: A beautiful sunny day. Temperatures will range from about 8-12degrees overnight to the low 20s as the day progresses.
COMING SOON – Seasonal produce:
Citrus: Mandarins should be appearing very soon – maybe next week. A number of the farm stalls currently have limes and lemons.
Blueberry Fields will be back late May or early June with their delicious new season blueberries.
RECIPE: Roasted Broccoli Florets
Simply sprinkle florets of broccoli with a good salt and your favourite pepper
. Sometimes I like to sprinkle it with Chemoula – a lovely Mediterranean spice blend from Spice Palace. Sprinkle liberally with a good oil (I like to use coconut oil). Roast for 20 to 25 minutes – just until the tips of some of the florets are browned, crispy and tender. Remove the broccoli from the oven a
nd immediately toss with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil and the juice and zest of a lemon. You can also sprinkle it with Parmesan and grill for a minute of two for an extra boost of flavour and child appeal.
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Entertainment: Salt & Steel
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- APPLES – new season Royal Galas and big Delicious
- Avocados – Shepards and Fuertes
- Dragon Fruit
- Macadamia Nuts
- Pecan nuts
- Paw Paw
- 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, 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 macadamia nuts + 3 flavours of roasted pecans – choc olate, Texan BBQ and maple roasted.
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.
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.
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.