🍓Strawberries are in season – YAY!

What’s News at the Market this Week?

Returning this week with their new season strawberries is Monty’s Strawberries. Sarah will have loads of fruit flats and ice creams and fruit ice blocks on a stick as well as her incredibly popular chocolate coated strawberries.  Sarah grows her strawberries hydroponically and being the third generation in her family to keep this tradition alive she has lots of support. Hydroponically grown means nutrients are delivered consistently and they are lovely clean strawberries. One of the most obvious benefits of this is that you can grow them at a comfortable height, eliminating the need for all the bending and crawling that comes with harvesting berries grown in a more conventional manner. 

You will find the Monty’s Strawberries stall right beside Costanzo Apples over near the entry gate.

It really is a berry delightful market as we have three varieties of berries with raspberries and blueberries at Tallogum Berries right next to Costanzo Apples too.

Don’t forget that we also have Caribbean Sorbet and Mateo has extended his offerings to include a range of sorbets – least week included guava PLUS the most delicious caramelised bananas with coconut sorbet. .

As the second wave is emerging down south we are reviewing our market set up every week so please see below for full details. If you have any symptons please give the market a miss this week. 

What’s GREAT at the Market this Week? 

Sweet potatoes are abundant right now and new season ginger is juicy and full bodied. Being a ginger lover, when Sophie Hansen from Local is Lovely shared a recipe in a recent newsletter that combined ginger, sweet potato and lentils I was thrilled. The recipe is actually from the website The First Mess by Laura from Ontario and now that I have discovered her recipes I will be popping back regularly for more inspiration.

For a quick tasty and nourishing snack enjoy sweet potato skin chips with the wow factor from Tieghan at @halfbakedharvest. A great way to enjoy the most nutritious part of sweet potatoes while they are abundant.  

Also back at the market are new season parsnips at Jumping Red Ant. At many of the farm stalls you will find an abundance of broccoli with broccolini at the Bio Organic Farm stall. 

Photo is thanks to JRA
Photo is thanks to Bio Organic Farm

Due to the second phase of COVID – 19 emerging in Victoria and Sydney and with the chance of it reappearing in the northern rivers through travellers moving around the state, we are reviewing on a weekly and daily basis our set up arrangements throughout the market. Particularly in the grassed social gathering area. These facilities – tables, chairs and marquees, may be reduced to ensure more physical distancing.  They may be completely removed again if the CFMM Inc Committee determines that this is the safest option to keep you – our valued customers – safe –  and the market operating without interruption. We trust that you will appreciate our decisions and assist us in our actions.