BLOOM Edibles + native bush food syrups + braised fennel recipe

What’s NEW at the Market this Week?

Bloom Edibles commences at the market this week with their amazing range of products:

    • Edible flowers grown at their Pumpenbil farm Green Cauldron- where amongst rows of salad greens there is a vast range of beautiful flowers that includes sweet sugar snaps, calendua, zinnias, stock and lots more.
    • Lavash crackers flavoured with dried edible flowers and herbs.
    • Syrups and jams made using bush foods such as quondongs, riberries, Davidson’s plum, finger limes and more.












The cup cakes in the photo (for inspiration) are by @thecupcakemumma

RECIPE: Fennel with Capers and Olives

This week inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi whose book Plenty More I have just purchased I wanted to share with you a delightful recipe I am making – Fennel with Capers and Olives. Using 4 fennel bulbs and 15 (yes that is not a typo) large garlic cloves with the skin on this is a really simple but delicious recipe made on the stove top. Simply braise the fennel in olive oil in batches only

turning once and seasoning as you go. Remove fennel from the pan and add in the garlic with 1 mm of olive oil and toss for about 3 minutes until the skin is scorched all over. With verjuice (or lemon and red wine substitute) one tomato, vegetable stock, capers, olives and some thyme with the grated zest of one lemon it sounds like a nurturing winter recipe to enj

If you would like the details it is also on his website at…/braised-fennel-with-capers-and-o…

Many of our farm stalls have fresh fennel at the moment including Summit Organics and Jumping Red Antso enjoy this recipe with pitted olives from Spice Palace.

CHANGES & COMING SOON + Seasonal produce

Farm Walk and Luncheon at Summit Organics – Saturday 28th July 

Rod and Tania Bruin invite you to register for the farm walk and luncheon Please register your interest with Tania at their stall.

BACK in August: Narbey’s Best Avocados – with Hass and then soon after Lamb Hass around September or October.

Weather: A chance of some showers with overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 and daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.

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

Entertainment: Salt & Steel

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

  • Apples–
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflowers
  • Capsicum
  • Celeriac
  • Citrus in abundance
  • Cucumbers
  • Fennel
  • Lettuce
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Pumpkins
  • Pecan nuts
  • Paw Paw
  • Pears
  • Raspberries
  • Snow Peas
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini


Seasonal Produce List Updated:


Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Bok Choy, (+organic) Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Capsicum (+organic), Cauliflower, Chard (organic), Chilli (+organic), Cucumber (+organic), Corn, Eggplant (+organic), Fennel, Garlic (+organic), Herbs (+ 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 green

s, sunflower, broccoli, chick pea, radish and pea srouts), 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), + Egyptian spinach, 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

DairyCows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++ Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir AND award winning St Billie goats cheese.

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.