What’s GREAT This Week?
Known by many names spring onions/shallots (eschalots or green onions) depending on the state or country you live in – this hollow tubed, white bulbed vegie from the onion family is versatile and can be enjoyed raw or cooked. Always select spring onions that are crisp and fresh and store it in your crisper wrapped in paper towel – but only for three days. Of course it is so tasty that you will have used it immediately anyway.
Thinly sliced it is wonderful over almost any warm casserole, over laksa, an omelette or sprinkled over a tossed green salad.
A search on taste.com.au revealed 3,337 spring onion recipes!! How popular and versatile is that!
Below is the link to their Goat’s Cheese and Spring Onion Galette Recipe.
I love it wilted whole and served over roasted chicken or how about a goat’s cheese and spring onion galette.
Most of our farm stalls have an abundance of spring onions so enjoy them in every way while the season lasts.
NUDGEL NUTS – MACADAMIA NUTS: This is the last week for Nudgel Nuts as Ian and Leone are off travelling BUT only for three weeks. So if you need macadamia nuts or oil stock up THIS week.
Tweed River Pecan nuts will continue to be available during Ian’s absence at SPICE PALACE.
Belles Kitchen – Unfortunately Bel became very unwell last Tuesday and didn’t come as promoted so we look forward to seeing her fully recovered and back NEXT week.
The Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed is HERE THIS week and fortnightly now they have replenished their supplies.
Tallogum Raspberries back when new season raspberries are harvested – hopefully in September.
Spice Palace – late notice that Rob will not be at the market tomorrow. So sorry. We hope to see him back next week.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Weather: Sunny with light winds. Overnight temperatures will fall to around 8 degrees with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s. What a perfect day to relax in the sun and enjoy the market ambience.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Bok Choy
- 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, 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 fish locally wood smoked by The Bay Smokehouse plus smoked fish rillettes (like a fish pate).