Beetroot bursting with colour and flavour.

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What’s GREAT This Week?

Bursting with colour and flavour BEETROOT is incredibly versatile AND very nutritious. Some say beetroot were considered an aphrodisiac in Roman times so this week be inspired and try using beetroot in a new recipe – such as a chocolate brownie, moist beetroot chocolate cake (see our recipes page for this one), grated raw and fresh in a salad or a delicious roasted beetroot salad with goats cheese and pecans. Very popular is the beetroot and goats cheese tart using puff pastry.

Roasted beetroot is simply divine. Peel and chop into bite sized pieces, coat in coconut oil or an oil of your choice and roast at 180 degrees. It is quick and easy! Served with pulled lamb shoulder or almost any meat roasted beetroot adds a delicious sweetness to your meal.

For many inspiring and tasty beetroot recipes visit: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/beetroot-recipes

All vegies offer nutritional benefits but if you are particularly interested in the detail then there is valuable info on the web. Here is a glimpse of just a few of the nutritional benefits of beetroot. It contains potassium, magnesiumironvitamins A, B6 and C, folic acidcarbohydrates, protein, antioxidants and soluble fibre AND research has shown that it can lower high blood pressure.

According to WebMD drinking beetroot juice increases blood flow to the brain in older people, which may be able to fight the progression of dementia, a 2010 study suggested.

http://www.webmd.boots.com/healthy-eating/guide/beetroot-benefits

Fresh beetroot is available from the following market stalls: Bio Organic Farm, Cecil Farm, Everest Farm, Sylva Lining Organics and Jumping Red Ant.

Spice Palace offers a delicious beetroot, mint and almond dip. Try it this week.

Storage tip: – Do not trim the tail of your beetroot as this helps it to last longer. Bag the bulbs and store in your refrigerator. Store the leaves in a separate plastic bag and use within two days.

 

Coming during the school holidays:

Come and play with the Museum on Wed 27 September from 8am – 10am.

Join in with our free activities:

My Museum’ – arrange mini objects on plinths and write labels for your objects to create your own Museum.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ – write a letter or draw a picture, then stamp and post it to anywhere in Australia and see what happens?

Seasonal, Fortnightly or Absent Stallholder Changes this Week: 

  • Late update – MountainView eggs are absent this week and so is One Organic as the family is all unwell.
  • Nudgel Nuts – Ian is back THIS week.
  • Belles Kitchen BACK NEXT week.
  • Tweed Palliative support is our market supported community group at the market this week; Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed BACK NEXT week
  • Narbey’s Best Avocados returns in October with Lamb Hass.
  • Tallogum Raspberries – November is now their expected return date.

*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.

Entertainment: Leigh James

Weather: A pleasant overnight temperature of between 10 and 15 degrees warming to mid to high 20s.

 

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

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • BEETROOT
  • BLUEBERRIES
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce and lots of leafy greens
  • Limes
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Pumpkins
  • Rockmelons
  • STRAWBERRIES
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Seasonal Produce List Updated:

Vegetables

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, T

omatoes (+organic), Taro, Turnip, Watercress, Zucchini (+organic).

Fruit

Apples, Apricots, Avocados, Bananas (Cavendish, Lady Fingers (organic

also), Black muscat grapes, Blueberries, Carambola (star fruit), Custard apples, Dragon Fruit, Grapefr

uit, 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 – currently sassy heliconias.

Eggs – including organic

Nuts – Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts

DairyCows 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 BreadsA 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 and locally caught fish – very seasonal.

Seafood – Locally harvested fish locally wood smoked by The Bay Smokehouse plus smoked fish rillettes (like a fish pate).