Cabbages are perfect for Okonomiyaki and so much more.

What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?

Cabbages are perfect at this time of year and many of the farm stalls are now picking them. While the days  are warm enough to enjoy cabbage in its many salad forms the cool evenings tempt us to eat it cooked and what better form than in the very popular Okonomiyaki – the Japanese pancake.

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake made from seasoned flour, cabbage and various fresh meats and vegetables mixed together and cooked in a frying pan in the style of a traditional pancake. It is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning “how you like” or “what you like”, and yaki meaning “cooked”. So you can add strips of chicken or beef to this savoury pancake if you wish. As one chef said though – don’t skimp on the condiments – meaning “lashings of okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise, sprinkle with bonito flakes, aonori seaweed, tenkasu tempura flakes and a portion of pickled ginger”. Below is a link to just on of many recipes on line. 

If trying cabbage Japanese style appeals to I recommend ordering Junji Oki’s stir fry ‘yaki soba” noodles in which cabbage is an important ingredient. YUMMO!

Yaki soba noodles served and ready to enjoy at Oki Food Stall this and every week.
I love this photo of Emma taken by Shelle while she and Will were busy harvesting for the market.
Junji cooking his yaki soba noodles with loads of beautoful shredded cabbage

More school holiday FUN!

Last week it was all fun with paint and nature. So for more fun this week we have back again some extra special school holiday activities:

Artist sculptor Marie France Rose will finalise the bead sculptures made at our clay modelling workshop during the last school holidays making the second totem pole ready to be installed.

At Kiddies Corner – Paula, Amanda and their helpers are bringing more fun activities for the littllies to enjoy this week AND the weather looks perfect again.

Stallholder Changes this Week: 

BACK this week:  

  • Leanne and Anne Marie with their Doggie-licious treats
  • Mad Mountain Family Farm with lots of fresh potted unusual herbs, dried herbal teas and more.

ABSENT due to fortnightly attendance:

  • Tusta and his very very popular frozen meal-in-a-pack at Heart and Halo AND his chai tea – by popular demand. He will be back next week.

ABSENT due to seasonal variations:

  • Blueberry Fields – season has ended – returning July/August
  • Narbey’s Best Avocados – back in September


Entertainment: LOREN  

WeatherSunny with light winds. The temperature range will be  between around 8 degrees with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

So much fun with paint and nature on a beautiful canvas.
First totem pole completed 👏And it is much heavier than it looks 👀

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

  • Apples – incl new season Fuji and Granny Smith apples
  • Avocados – Hass at JRA
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Capsicum
  • CabbagesCarambola (Star Fruit)
  • Cauliflowers
  • Citrus of all varieties 
  • Cucumbers
  • Custard apples
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Microgreens and sprouts
  • Passion fruit
  • Paw Paw
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Silverbeet and spinach
  • Tomatoes