Blueberries, pizaz plums and icy cool drinks

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What’s New

Blueberries are back this week but only for another 2-3 weeks so come and ENJOY these delightful berries.

Otto from Blueberry Fields said that unfortunately some of the varieties simply didn’t produce as expected so the season is quickly coming to an end. Enjoy FRESH blueberries while you can!

Pizaz plums are back at Costanzo Apple Stall. It is a very short season of only a few weeks so they (and/or blood plums) may be available for about another two weeks. Pizaz plums have a yellow sweet juicy flesh and dark red skin. They are picked when ripe for the best flavour but this year the rain caused some damage so they are best consumed within a couple of days of purchasing. There is nothing like biting into a chilled red plum for setting the taste buds tingling! These plums are also superb stewed and served with cream or a topping of your choice. Blood plums may be available NEXT week.

Don’t forget the Jumping Red Ant’s lychees too. Only 2 more weeks before their short season means they are finished.

What’s Good 

Summer is an invitation to enjoy fresh salad greens in a variety of combinations. The Gourmet Salad Hut always has plenty to choose from as their entire stall is salad greens and that includes a range of herbs to add that extra flavour.

There is nothing to beat an icy cold thirst quenching drink on these very hot summer days. There are so many cooling options to select from including icy frappes and chocolate chai at the Chai Harem Stall, Yogi Nectar and Grassroots Sugar Cane Juice with ginger and lime (at different ends of the pavilion) or kombucha profiled below.

Flat Earth Organics: Come and try samples and enjoy Jeremy ‘s kombucha on tap. With a great selection of flavours that vary from week to week there is a tasty and healthy probiotic drink to suit everyone’s pallet:

  • Peaches & Cream
  • Passionfruit Mojito
  • Blueberry Mango
  • Ginger, Tumeric & Lime
  • Lychee rose
  • Dragonfruit, Lime & Chilli
  • Pineapple Coconut
  • Raspberry Lemonade

So pick up a small or large bottle this week and every week bring your bottle back for a refill. Like many others you will enjoy it.

 Fortnightly, monthly stall changes: 

  • Belles Kitchen –back this week
  • French Patisserie back in February
  • Go Earth Organic Compost back first week in February

Seasonal changes

  • Nudgel Nuts – returns in March
  • Narbey’s Best Avocados returns late March or early April

*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!

We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.

Entertainment: Loren and Gabe

Weather: Hot and mostly sunny. Overnight temperatures will fall to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 40 degrees – so a hot one.

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

  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Capsicum
  • Corn
  • Cos lettuce
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Lychees
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Rockmelons
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelons
  • Zucchini

 

Seasonal Produce List Updated:

Vegetables

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).

Fruit

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), Lychees, Mangoes, Mandarin (organic), Oranges (organic), Passionfruit, Paw Paw, Pears, Rock melons, Strawberries, Watermelons.

Flowers

Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently red and yellow 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 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!

Meat

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).

Seafood

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. These cary from week to week.

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