Beetroot and spring onions

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Bursting with colour and so sweet. How do you like your beetroot – pickled, roasted, baked, boiled or pureed?

Beetroot chocolate cakes are becoming increasingly popular as kitchen connoisseurs experiment with it and many more recipes including a goats cheese and beetroot focaccia or a beetroot and walnut/pecan salad (one of my favourites). The rich tasty versatility of beetroot with its sweet earthy flavour lends itself to far more recipes than previously considered. How about roasted beetroot and haloumi salad? For more inspiration visit

Sometimes known as scallions or green onions, spring spring-onions-25703524onions are a very young onion harvested before the bulb has had a chance to swell. Often they are pulled from the paddock as the farmer selectively thins the row to allow more space for full term onions to grow. With a milder taste they are perfect in salads (green stem and all) or as a garnish for soups and casseroles. They can replace leeks and are great in salsas. Why not try grilling a whole spring onion for a rich creamy flavour to go with barbecued meat.

IMG_2115Available at:

  • Sylva lining Organics
  • Bio Organic Farm
  • Cecil Farm and
  • Jumping Red Ant


Stallholder Update:

Narbey’s Best Avocados – Maria will have Emperor mandarins this week.

Yogi Nectar is back. Edna will inspire you with the health benefits of her product so have a chat to her next to Caldera Honey in the pavilion.  11924215_965166570206125_2771895955102356726_n

Nudgel Nuts is away on 26th August and 2nd September so stock up this week.

Quarterdeck Organic Citrus has finished their season.


Crabbes Creek Wood Fired – is at the market this week but only with their delicious wood  sourdough breads. Next week will be the last week that they will offer pizzas as Jon has building commitments. Gina will continue with their sourdough breads every week.11822478_958477844208331_8489388099276907372_n

 Blueberries returning in early September. Otto will give me a date soon I hope.

Recipe of the week:

Roasted Beetroot and Sweet Potato with Rocket, Snow Pea and Pecan salad.

Roast 2 cubed beetroot and one or two sweet potatoes for about 30 minutes using a splash of olive oil or macadamia nut oil to coat them before roasting.

Cool and toss into a salad made from a big handful of torn rocket, snow peas vertically sliced, finely slice spring onions or red salad onion and one diced orange. Mix through a salad dressing made from balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper given a good shake in a jar.

Tip 1: you can leave the orange out of the salad and add orange juice to the dressing if preferred.

Toss through a handful of pecan nuts just before serving.

Tip 2: This salad is delicious served with goat’s cheese. Or crumbled feta over the top.


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Entertainment: Broadfoot

Weather: Patchy morning fog with temperature range of 12 – 24 degrees. There is a 40% chance of a shower but mostly in the evening. So another beautiful morning is expected.

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

  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn
  • Cos lettuce
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Custard apples
  • Fancy lettuce
  • Fennel
  • Leafy greens – lots if variety including herbs, kale, swiss chard and many more.
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mandarins
  • Oranges
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Red Papaya
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sprouts
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Taro
  • Swedes


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,

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 9very seasonal).