What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
RHUBARB is now available at Summit Organics Farm stall. Rosy red rhubarb is related to sorrel and buckwheat but in 1947 it was classified as a fruit due to the way in which it is eaten!! Jamie Oliver serves his stewed rhubarb (cooked with juice and zest of an orange and fresh ginger) with vanilla yoghurt while Tania (from Summit Organics) makes a great rhubarb crumble (see her recipe below with some modifications for gluten free preparation too).
CAULIS have also arrived. Will at EVEREST FARM had a few last week about a week earlier than anticipated so we were very excited. On a cool autumn evening enjoy the comfort of cauliflower cheese. YUM!
I love all the comfort foods we can cook at this time of year so will feature some over the next few weeks. Here is a link to Taste’s cauliflower gratin.
Chai Harem makes a great brekky bowl – with a mix of granola + chai seeds + yoghurt and fruit (strawberries and Kiwi fruit) plus some of their smoothie mix (secret Chai Harem mix) it makes a great start to the day. Enjoy a bowl this week.
Weather: Another beautiful sunny day. Temperatures will range from about 7-11 degrees overnight rising 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.
Stall Holder changes:
- Vietnamese Lotus is taking a 3 week break. Laura and Mal will be back at the market on 13th June.
Blueberry Fields will be back late early June (now confirmed) with their delicious new season blueberries.
RECIPE: Tania’s Rhubarb and Apple Crumb
- 1 bunch rhubarb]
- 4 apples chopped into 3 cm pieces
- 6 dates (or sugar if you prefer)
- ¼ cup water
½ cup plain flour
(for GF use a mix of 1/4 cup buckwheat + 1/4 cup almond meal + 1/8cup tapioca + 1/8 cup coconut flour or if you enjoy nuts I simply use a combination of almond meal and macadamia nut sprinkles from Nudgel Nuts – mixed with melted butter and a little coconut sugar + spices as below).
1 cup rolled oats (skip the oats for serious GF)
½ cup shredded coconut
¾ cup macadamia nut, walnuts and pepitas combined
100g butter softened
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ cup agave syrup
Put apples, dates (sugar) and rhubarb into a saucepan with the water and cook for 15-20 minutes or until soft. Mash up the softened dates gently stir them through the stewed apples and rhubarb so that they spread evenly. Note: drain if there is still too much fluid.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl then hand mix in the butter to make a nice crumble texture. Mix through well beaten egg and agave.
Sprinkle the crumble mix over the top of the apple and rhubarb mix and bake at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes until golden brown. Serve with lashings of custard or double cre
am or in Jamie Oliver style with vanilla yoghurt.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- APPLES – new season Royal Galas and big Delicious
- Avocados – Shepards (Narbey’s) and Sharwils (Jumping Red Ant)
- 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 nuts
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 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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