What’s New at the Market this Week?
Narbey’s Best Avocados are back with new season Shepard avocados. They ran out last week so don’t miss out this week.
Pizzas – Crabbes Creek Wood Fired will have their oven at the market this week so come and enjoy the greatest pizzas and pick up a loaf of their very delicious and popular macadamia nit bread while you are waiting for your pizza.
We are FIVE YEARS OLD! Join us this week to celebrate this great achievement thanks to the wonderful hard working farmers and all our stallholders.
We also thank all our loyal shoppers who have supported us over the years helping us to add new stalls and keep evolving.
What’s special at the market this week?
THIS WEEK – wear your boots – any kind – gumboots, work boots, riding boots, tap boots, cowboy boots, fashion boots and enter our competitions mentioned below.
8.00am – Tasting Tent – come and meet Joey who will be giving you a taste of her Dona Cholita blue corn chips and tortillas made at Burringbar. Her tortillas are so fresh you must refrigerate them until you eat. Of course once you taste these there will be none left to store.
9.00am – Kids boot tossing competition
9.30am – Chef in Boots – Jean Martinez from Artisan Wholefoods will be cooking up a storm showing you some special ways to use local seasonal produce.
10.00am – Blundstones best decorated boot judging will commence
10.15am – Best recycled boot competition judging
10.30am – Adult boot tossing competition
There will be Gift Vouchers for the winners of each of these competitions and more!!
10.45am – Draw two lucky winners for the Mt Warning Tours vouchers
10.45am – Cut the birthday cake
It is also an Artisan and Food Market this market ONLY so come ready to purchase some special gifts – perhaps for Mother’s Day or for someone extra special.
Greenbird Gallery – gifts that will inspire you to think of the mothers and special people in your life who deserve a thoughtful gift. So Kerstein will have handmade bead jewellery, purses, soaps, baskets and cards. Also the popular timber toys and letterpressed and recycled paper cards.
Everything at Greenbird Gallery has been locally made with a consideration to social and environmental sustainability.
The Herbal Gardener – enjoy Lise’s fresh skin care hand made on her certified organic family farm using their unique calendula oil.
Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed – wonderful camporlaurel bread and serving boards
Mon Manabu uses traditional Japanese techniques to transfer her collages of drawings, paintings and photos onto timber or canvas. Mon also creates wearable and home deco art works.
Chris Degenhardt – Chris’s painting style includes 3D stereoscopic paintings, pointillism and fractal images. He brings high quality prints, greeting cards and postcards. And books about conspiracies and exciting adventures.
Homestead and Co – Sam is bringing her food wraps – sustainable and natural waxed food cover that is a wonderful alternative to plastic cling wrap. She hand makes their wraps using hemp/ organic cotton, Australian beeswax, tree resin and certified organic jojoba and lemon myrtle. If you want to avoid the chemicals in plastic wraps then this is a great alternative. Meet Sam this week and see her wraps in action.
Children’s activities at the market:
Belonging Project in collaboration with The Family Centre and Tweed Shire Council are supporting an inclusive space for families and children to have fun together at this special market where children can get to decorate a boot (if we can gather enough old boots for the occasion).
Citrus arrives in one to two weeks.. New season organic navels from Quarterdeck Organic Citrus will be the first lot of locally grown citrus to arrive at the market.
Entertainment: Guy Kachel
Weather Forecast is for: Possibility of showers. Temperature range is a comfortable overnight of 18 with daytime temperatures reaching around 25 degrees.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- Potatoes (various)
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Broccoli, Cabbage, 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 Corn, Sweet Potato (+organic), Tatsoi (organic) Swedes, Tomatoes (+organic), Taro, Watercress, Wheat grass, Zucchini (+organic).
Apples, Avocados, Bananas (Cavendish, Lady Fingers (organic also) and Little Gem), Blueberries, Carambola (star fruit), Custard apples, Dragon Fruit, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi fruit (organic), Lemons + Limes (incl organic), Mangoes, Mandarin (organic), Oranges (organic), Passionfruit, Paw Paw, Pears, Rock melons, Strawberries, Watermelons.
Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently red and yellow heliconias.
Eggs – including organic
Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts
Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++
Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir
Raw unprocessed 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 range of organic flours (including spelt and rye) and flavours that use local market products including macadamia nut bread!
Beef, lamb and pork (All Natural Meat Company) and goat, Salami (Nimbin Valley Diary) periodically. + lamb and chicken sourced within the broader market radius and locally caught fish – very seasonal).