What’s GREAT This Week? The rain has cleared and we should see the sun!
This week the spotlight is on KALE and RASPBERRIES.
As the winter chills begin what we eat becomes even more important in building a good strong immune system so we are especially lucky in the Tweed to have such a great variety of super farm fresh produce during winter.
The “nutritional density of kale is virtually unparalleled“ among green leafy vegetables containing all 9 essential amino acids needed to form the proteins within the human body: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine – plus, 9 other non-essential ones for a total of 18. Kale – a cousin of cabbage and broccoli – is an excellent source of antioxidants and a rich source of so many protective and healing chemicals. For more details see last years blog on 22nd June or read the article by Sayer Ji at http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/11/06/kale-benefits.aspx
It is delicious finely sliced and fried with onion, garlic and topped with poached eggs and fried tomatoes for a hearty breakfast. A little sliced avocado makes this an extra healthy and satisfying brekkie.
RASPBERRIES are proving to be very popular at the market each week with Adam building a strong group of regular customers buying them simply for their super fresh sweetness. But did you know that raspberries contain a diversity of phytonutrients possibly unequalled in other fruits?
Farm Tour – Ian and Sylva from Sylva Lining Organics invite you to their farm tour on Saturday 15th July.
All cooked food and added value food stalls plus”
All Natural Meat Company is BACK THIS week.
Belles Kitchen – back this week. If you missed Belinda’s divine new– bliss balls last time then get in early this week.
Deli Cafe is back with bread pies and more.
Quarterdeck Citrus is back this week with loads of freshly picked oranges, lemons and mandarines.
Brunswick Seed Oysters the weather has once again prevented Noel from restocking his supplies. He will have more water quality testing now so watch this space each week to see when he will be back.
Crabbes Creek Woodfired – Gina is absent this week due to flight cancellation problems.
One Organic is ABSENT 3rd week of the month but definitely at the market for weeks 1,2 and 4 every month.
Supporting our Community: At the market this week is Marion Riordan from registered charity Earth Learning who is raising money to complete a public space project in Murwillumbah. An art mural on the levee wall on the left as you come over the bridge into M’bah is being painted by volunteer artist and project leader – Turiya Bruce who has donated the Wompoo Pigeon painting for the raffle. It will be drawn before the end of July.
Narbey’s Best Avocados: – Doug and Blanche are at the end of their Shepards and Pinkertons so will have early Hass this week.
Blueberry Fields returns in July or August – weather depending.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Entertainment: Rob Csokas
Weather: A mostly sunny day with overnight temperatures falling to around 11 degrees and daytime temperatures reaching around 20. Perfect to relax, enjoy beautiful music, delicious hot or cold foods with friends.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Bok Choy
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- 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 (sundowners), 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 – currently 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 – very seasonal.
Seafood – Locally harvested oysters by Noel Baggalay from his Brunswick and Tweed Rivers oyster farm. Seasonally caught local fish, prawns and other seafood as it becomes locally available.