Autumn greens, award winning olive oil and eggplant recipes

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The market celebrates its 4th birthday on Wednesday 8th April and you are invited to join the FUN! See more details below.

 What’s New this week?

As the weather cools leading into Easter we are seeing an increasing range of new season produce each week – autumn greens are in full production with beans, spinach, cos lettuce , rocket and kale; new pumpkins along with sweet potatoes, capsicum, zucchini are arriving week by week. The Gourmet Salad Hut has heaps of watercress, basil, mizuna and lots more …. great for pestos and super green salads….10340069_233924600139050_595607497369234667_n

Eggplants are abundant and if you are new to cooking this vegie you might like to try a recipe shared by Sylva from Sylva Lining Organics – slice eggplant about 1 cm thick, and place in a well oiled baking dish, top with quartered red onions scattered across the eggplant, add sliced sweet potato and thickly sliced capsicum for extra flavour. Toss crushed cloves of garlic and sticks of rosemary or thyme amongst the vegies. Drizzle with oil and give it all a good shake before placing in the oven. Cook until the vegies look and smell divine!

Or try a spiced eggplant lentil bake fromhttp://www.taste.com.au/recipes/37702/spiced+eggplant+and+lentil+bake?ref=collections,eggplant-recipes37702_l

 

 

 

 

 

Spice Palace is back THIS week so bring in your bottles for refilling with the best olive oil and more Grumpy Grandma Olive products. Their  wood-smoked olive oil from received the highest score in the country’s most prestigious agricultural show  in 2014. Grumpy Grandma’s Wood Smoked Olive Oil scored 93.67 out of 100 – a score higher than any of the extra virgin olive oils winning  a gold medal in its category at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show Olive Oil Competition. It was subsequently named Flavour Infused Champion.

5720804-3x2-940x627This photo grower Alan Hodgson courtesy of ABC newsat http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-06/olive-grower-alan-hodgson/5720804

While you are waiting to fill your oil bottle – try some of their Spice Place’s delightful dips and explore their spice blends. I love Chemoula rubbed onto the skin of a chicken before roasting and in omelettes and Ras al Hanout is excellent in soups and on roast vegies.

Coming soon!

Wednesday 1st April – Narbey’s Best Avocados will be back for two weeks with their Shepards. The they will take a break as they wait for their Fuerte’s and Pinketons to come into season in early May.

The market celebrates its 4th birthday on Wednesday 8th April and YOU are invited to join the fun. We will have gift vouchers from local businesses and stalls with a total value of more than $600 for our half hourly draw so plan ahead for a fun filled morning with your friends and family.

The final gift voucher drawn for the day will be a four day festival pass to the Country Roots Festival is valued at more than $250. Next week more details about FUN filled activities and the businesses providing gift vouchers for the half hourly draw.

 

Entertainment this week: Broadfoot – with guitarist John Moodie, drummer and Trent (Broadfoot) Morgan who includes the harmonica and Russel Kereama playing bass. Russel is also a talented artist featured in episode 1 of Season 8 of the television series – Colour in Your Life http://www.colourinyourlife.com.au/tv-show/season-8

Supporting the Community : Coming soon is the Murwillumbah Men’s Shed with handcrafted breadboards.

 Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):

  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Finger limes
  • Mangoes
  • Passionfruit
  • Paw Paw
  • Radish
  • Sprouts
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

 

Seasonal Produce List Updated:

Vegetables

Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Cauliflower, Chard (organic), Chilli, Cucumber (+organic), Corn (+organic), Eggplant (+organic), Garlic (+organic), Herbs (basil + organic basil, coriander, 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), Mizuna, Onion (+organic), Pak Choi (organic), Potato (Sebago) , Pumpkin (+organic), Salad Mix, Silver Beet, Sprouts (+organic), Spinach (+organic), Sweet Corn, Sweet Potato (+organic), Tatsoi (organic) Tomatoes (+organic), Taro, Watercress, Wheat grass, Zucchini (+organic).

Fruit

Apples, Avocados, Bananas (Cavendish, Lady Fingers and Little Gem), Blueberries, Dragon Fruit, Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Mandoes, Oranges (organic), Passionfruit, Paw Paw, Pears, Rock melons, Strawberries, watermelons.

Nuts

Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts (back in April)

Dairy

Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir.

Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir

Honey

Raw unprocessed honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! And bees wax candles also.

Breads

A variety of artisan sour dough breads baked with organic flours and flavours that use local market products including macadamia nut bread!

Meat

Beef, lamb and pork (All Natural Meat Company), Salami (Nimbin Valley Diary)