What’s NEW at the Market this Week?
It was a very late amended post last week so in case you missed it I am thrilled to announce that blueberries are back. This is the earliest we have had blueberries at the market – we usually are not so fortunate until September. It is a testament to the great skills and 20 years experience of Otto and Lynnette Saek that they are NOW at our market.
So wonderful to use in so many ways.
Blueberry Fields is a family owned blueberry orchard located in the beautiful Byron hinterland at Newrybar. Otto has been working on extending his species diversity to extend the local blueberry season and working on improving soil quality producing quality blueberries. If like me you enjoy their buckets of seconds bring your buckets from last season this week and ENJOY! As always there will be punnets of top quality blueberries too.
Our winter series of Farm Tours continues in July with:
All Natural Meat Co – Doon Doon – Monday 4th July 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Only 25 minutes from Murwillumbah on Doon Doon Road at Kunghur this open day includes a farm talk, animal viewing and petting, sausage sizzle and meat sales. A $10 donation at the gate will be given to the Tweed District Rescue Service. Inquiries for this open day can be sent to:
Bookings are NOT necessary – just arrive at 1.00pm to enjoy walk around tours and all that is on offer. Otherwise arrive and have a self guided tour. Bring your picnic rugs and relax in this beautiful environment.
Jumping Red Ant – Thursday 7th July – 2.00pm – Bilambil site – The last week in May John planted the first of his winter plantings – bok choy, broccoli and cauliflower so a visit to his Bilambil site will give us a beautiful view to the coast but also an insight into the rate of progress with these winter favourites and more. Book into this tour to see and hear how John produces fresh vegies week after week for the market.
Please book your spot on this tour at the market or on fb or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sylva Lining Organics – Saturday 9th July – 852 Tyalgum Rd Eungella
Ian and Sylva invite you to come and share in their passion for growing produce organically. See and hear how they create good healthy soils for great healthy plants.
BioOrganic Farm – Saturday 16th July at 9.30am – Byangum
Jumping Red Ant – Postpone to a later date. – Duranbah
Stallholder update for the market this Week?
Farmers Choice Organics has ceased trading at the market due to Greg’s ill health. We send him our best wishes. And to Ness and Greg – we thank them both for supplying their beautiful seedlings at the market over many years. Seedlings are still available at their retail outlet in town.
Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed will be at the market this week with their beautiful camphor laurel boards.
Absent this week are:
My Farm Kitchen – Susie will be at the market fortnightly with her wonderful preserves, conserves and slices to delight. She will be back again on 6th July
Nudgel Nuts – away for one more week. Ian will be back on 6th July.
Seafood – Brunswick Seed Oysters has been affected by all the rain. We expect to see Noel return on 6th July.
Narbey’s Best Avos – back 6th July with their new season Hass avocados.
Entertainment: Loren and Gabrielle
Loren says that: Journeys become stories and stories sometimes become songs. The art of reflection is transmuted into sound, rhythm and melody… dancing through the kaleidoscope of feelings that our lives are painted by.
Loren and Gabrielle will be sharing some songs in homage reverence and celebration of this crazy little ride called life. Gentle folky tunes with ethereal harmony and melody.
Weather Forecast is for: A beautiful sunny day but it does start with a chilly dawn. Overnight temperatures will fall to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching around 20 degrees.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- Kang kong
- Peas – snow peas and shelling peas
- Silver beet
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Bok Choy, 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), Kang kong, 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, Tropical flowers – currently red and yellow heliconias.
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 – very seasonal).
Locally harvested oysters by Noel Baggalay from his Brunswick and Tweed Rivers oyster farm. Seasonally caught local fish, prawns and other seafood as it becomes locally available.