What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
CAPSICUM is our vegie of the week as it is bursting with flavour and in abundant supply at the moment. Eaten raw or roasted, sliced or diced capsicum brings a sweet yet savoury element to any meal.
As Duska and Rob at Spice Palace know roasted capsicum adds so much flavour to their salsa along with all the other ingredients including their home grown garlic. And John and Briana at Jumping Red Ant are responding to demand by planting seedlings every week to keep up a regular supply of fresh capsicums at the market each week.
Bio Organic Farm has delicious organic capsicum grown in their greenhouses throughout the year.
For recipe inspiration visit www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/capsicum
But for a quick easy recipe try charring capsicum on a hot grill, followed by grilled sliced zucchini – with crumbed fetta or NVD goat’s cheese OR a simple summer salad with sliced raw red capsicum, tossed with many of the abundant greens at the market now including diced cucumber. Toss in some crumbed goat’s cheese and sprinkle with toasted seeds or Belle’s Kitchens macadamia dukkah drizzled with Grumpy Grandma’s garlic infused olive oil (from Spice Palace) and you have an easy and delicious salad. This salad is so forgiving that I often add some diced mango for a summer variation. These are also at the market this week. Please note prices may vary from stall to stall.
FREE – Kiddies Corner activities again this week thanks to The Family Centre
Seasonal, Fortnightly or Absent Stallholder Changes this Week:
A Warm WELCOME this week to:
- Huckleberry Bakes – a pop up stall that has now been approved to continue at the market supplying our shoppers with their very popular and almond croissants and Danish pastries.
- Pop Up Byron Bay Cane Juice are also joining us for a few weeks to see how our market goes for them. If you love cane juice or have always wanted to try it do pop in to our new stall and check out their flavours.
- Tropical Delights – popping up again with tropical flowers and plants this week so stock up.
WELCOME BACK this week:
- Belles Kitchen – back next to 11th Hour Coffee in the shade of the camphor laurel trees.
- Chai Harem – Greg is back after a long drive south for a family holiday.
- The Cupboard Above the Kettle’s Jenny Keneally-Clarke has restocked her medical herb supply to bring to the market this week.
A new local egg producer will be popping up soon.
Season has ended for: Avocados, macadamia nuts, pecan nuts. They will return in April.
Weather: A perfect sunny day with a little breeze and temperatures ranging from 18 degrees to around 30.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Entertainment: Ali Christopher Musicali
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- DRAGON FRUIT
- Lettuce and lots of leafy greens
- Paw Paw
- 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, Sapotes, Strawberries, Watermelons.
Flowers – Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – sassy heliconias.
Eggs – organic only for the next couple of weeks.
Nuts – Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts (currently out of season)
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 – very seasonal.