What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
Everest bananas have the greatest flavour! Will’s ladyfinger bananas are full-flavoured fattened bananas compared to the less-flavoured, slim ladyfingers that are picked earlier and found elsewhere. They make a delicious portable package of nourishment AND they are also wonderful in a whole range of recipes. Have you cooked banana pancakes recently? Why not try this recipe (see below) and serve with bananas, dragon fruit and cream with a sprinkling of cinnamon and drizzled with maple syrup. YUM
Chai Harem makes delicious buckwheat pancakes at the market every week. So if you want to save yourself the effort visit Greg @chaiharem and enjoy one this Wednesday.
Don’t forget in case you missed last week’s post that Narbey’s Best AVOCADOS are back with theirnew season avocados – the delicious Shepard avocados and Jumping Red Ant has Fuertes.
Coming NEXT week: Our 7th birthday celebration and to mark this special day we have extra activities:
- EARTH EXPLORERS – bring your children along to create animals and insects from “fabric & bits” animals and to colour in insects vital butterflies, bees and water dragons
- Meet some of our crafty critters and find out fascinating facts about their world
Craft & nature discovery for kids from 9 – 11 am 18th April
WITH THANKS TO MAT 18 and EARTH LEARNING members Adrienne Weber, Angel Fideles, Susan Riley Dignan
Also coming are a couple of pop up stalls including:
- Homestead and Co with their organic bees wax wraps and bees wax balms.
Back this week is Bangalow Road who unfortunately had to drop out at the last minute last week due to illness in the family. Naomi is back this week with delicious chai latte and pure almond milk.
Fortnightly Stalls: Murwillumbah Mens’ Shed and Belles Kitchen return BACK THIS week.
Absent this week: Nudgel Nuts – regular customers will know that Ian and Leone are absent for two weeks as they travel through France. They return to the market on 24th April.
Seasonal produce forecast return dates: Tweed River Pecan nuts will return 18th April; Blueberry Fields will be back late May or early June.
Recipe: Pancakes served with Bananas, Dragon Fruit and Cream
1 ½ cup plain flour (gf: 1 cup buckwheat flour + ¼ cup coconut flour + ¼ cup tapioca flour)
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup milk (or milk substitute – whatever your preference) or more as required to make a smooth consistency.
Mix all together by beating vigorously by hand
Serve topped with sliced lady finger bananas and Rainbow Fruit Flats dragon fruit, a sprinkling of cinnamon and drizzled with Caldera honey.
Weather: A beautiful autumn sunny morning with the daytime temperature forecast to reach the mid to high 20s.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Entertainment: Leigh James
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- APPLES – new season Royal Galas AND Delicious
- Avocados – Shepards and Fuertes
- Dragon Fruit
- Macadamia 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
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.