What’s GREAT This Week?
Beautiful young carrots with their tops intact are available from EVEREST FARM, CECIL FARM and SYLVA LINING ORGANICS. Look for their bright green carrot tops with lovely long roots pulled straight from the ground and washed clean for you to enjoy. Other root vegetables in abundance too are beetroot, parsnip and coming soon to CECIL FARM is celery. There is also an abundance of leafy greens.
Did you know that carrot tops are nutritious edible greens that have been popping up on restaurant menus and food blogs? They are great in green smoothies and are delicious made into a pesto. How about a carrot top and cashew pesto or a carrot top and macadamia pesto? YUM! You could also try frying them with butter and garlic or if you prefer blanche them first and then fry.
While they do contain alkaloids and nitrates—which some people can be sensitive to this is similar in the same sense that some people are sensitive to nightshades! According to http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/carrotops.html carrot greens aren’t toxic unless you eat them by the bucket load. People generally know their sensitivities so can make decisions accordingly.
Storage tip: – to store for a short time cut the tops off with about 1 cm of carrot. This prevents the tops from drawing the moisture out of your carrots. However the green tops are generally best used within a day or two as they don’t generally store well.
Fresh pork is available every week along with other meats butchered on the Tuesday before market day. ALL NATURAL MEAT CO raises their pigs free range happy pigs at their Doon Doon farm.
Congratulations to St Josephs South Murwillumbah for booking a school visit to the market with your year 3 and 4 students. We look forward to giving them an interesting experience. We look forward to giving you some seedlings for your school garden.
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:
- Belles Kitchen BACK THIS week.
- Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed BACK THIS week
- Coffee Australia is back THIS week.
- Narbey’s Best Avocados returns in October with Lamb Hass.
- Nudgel Nuts – Ian is back NEXT week.
- Tallogum Raspberries – November is now their expected return date.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market! We have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Entertainment: Guy Kachel
Weather: A pleasant overnight temperature of between 10 and 15 degrees warming to the low to mid 30s this Wednesday!
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Bok Choy
- Lettuce and lots of leafy greens
- Potatoes (various)
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
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, 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 in season.
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 Caldera 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 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 an
d locally caught fish – very seasonal.
Seafood – Locally harvested fish locally wood smoked by The Bay Smokehouse plus smoked fish rillettes (like a fish pate).