Celebrating 8 Years this Week

IT’S OUR 8TH BIRTHDAY this week and we are celebrating.

It is the first week of the school holidays and we have lots happening at the market so come and stock up for the Easter break and enjoy all that we have on: 

9.00am Amanda + Paula + Emma will be all set up for the littlies in the Kiddies Patch with playdough and an easy cotton wool Easter chick craft for them to enjoy. Some may even make a clay ring- with a little help –  for the art installation. 

 We will be putting out a collection plate for a gold coin donation so that The Family Centre can purchase non – tipping chairs for the littlies at the market’s Kiddies Patch tables. Donation is optional 😊

9.30am:  – Making an art installation with clay.

School age children are invited to work our very popular artist and sculptors Marie-France Rose and Annie Long  to experience first hand moulding clay into a vegie or animal shaped bead/ring that will be threaded onto a pole (once glazed and fired) to make a totem art installation. This will be completed during the M-Arts Trail on Sunday 19th May. 

Please tell all your friends with children to come and enjoy this wonderful activity. See more of Marie-Frances work at https://www.facebook.com/mariefrance.boissonneault 

10.00am:  Bollywood Sisters demonstration

Come and join the cheeky, energetic, colourful and uplifting Bollywood Sisters and their team at the market  as we celebrate with colour and fun.   Shamila and Nerina’s joyful, modern Indian dance moves will inspire you to join in whether you are young or young at heart. Shop early then find a spot in the grassed area so you can relax and enjoy their performance and perhaps join in when they invite the audience to participate.

10.30am We will announce the winners of the colouring in competition. Our heartfelt thanks to all the schools and children who participated and a huge and heartfelt  thanks to our judges – artists Judy Oakenfull and friend.

11.45am – Our birthday cake will be cut. 

Ours will look different to this one but this is the idea also done with children by artist/sculpture Marie-France Rose
Shamila and Nerina's joyful moves
Some samples of the many entries received

What’s NEW at the Market this Week?

Narbey’s Best Avocados are back this week with their Shepard avocados. It is a short season for this particular species so enjoy them while they last. Shepard avocados are often referred to as green skin avocados as their skin maintains a bright green colour as they ripen. They have a smooth nutty flavour with a smooth buttery consistency and these are the ones that do not brown after being cut. If you do not use the entire avocado just wrap and keep in the fridge. Doug and Blanche Narbey will be located on the main walkway into the pavilion. Enjoy a Shepard today.

Woodland Valley Farm has extended their range to include their own freshly made pasta in a variety if styles.  This delicious and oh so fresh pasta is available in a variety of forms including spinach fettuccine, beetroot fettuccine, egg spaghetti and egg pappardelle plus casarrece.

 

Fabian and Jodie are putting to good use their own super fresh small farm eggs from their younger hens to make this delicious pasta. If you’ve never tried FRESH pasta you are in for a treat.

This all natural pasta with no artificial colour is packaged ready for you to take home to use with whatever is your favourite pasta sauce. Gourmet mushrooms from (the stall next door ) – Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms – would be perfect with fresh herbs chopped through it.

OR You you might prefer a creamy mushroom sauce. 
https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/pastawithmushroomsau_83362

Or with tomatoes – we have so many sweet tomatoes at the market right now! Here is Jamie Oliver’s recipe link

https://www.jamieoliver.com/…/cheat-s-homemade-pappardelle…/ It was so popular last week – its first week  – that they ran out so remember it is the early bird who catches the worm …. Or in this case the fresh pasta.

We are thrilled that Tweed River Pecans are slowly reappearing at the market. This week you will find kernels and the broken peel-your-own pecans at Spice Palace. The flavour of new season pecans cannot be imagined. You simply have to taste them.

Over the next few weeks the fully processed packets of pecans will return.

And HOT CROSS BUNS are available at both Crabbes Creek Woodfired and Show N Shine Deli bakery. 

Don’t forget our new stalls that started last week and the week before:

 

Heart and Halo’s prepacked five frozen meal in a pack  options – soooo very popular last week.

 

Food Baby’s Hannah Maguire & Brookelin Peterson – toasties to enjoy at the market.

Doggie-Licious – with their selection of wholesome healthy food for your best four legged friend.

Stallholder Changes this Week: 

Back this week is:

Mad Mountain Family Farm – our week 3 pop up

Murwillumbah Community Mens’ Shed with their very popular camphor laurel products.

Away: Nudgel Nuts is absent for the another  week ONLY – returning on 24th April.

ABSENT due to seasonal variations:

  • Blueberry Fields – season has ended – returning July

Entertainment:  Peter Hunt and friend Matty O who plays intriguing percussion instruments wonderfully and intriguingly.

 

Weather:  Partly cloudy with chance of showers. Daytime temperatures will reach mid twenties.

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

  • Apples – new season Fuji
  • Avocados Fuertes and Shepards
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Capsicum
  • Carambola (Star Fruit)
  • Cucumbers
  • Custard apples
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Eggplant
  • Microgreens and sprouts
  • Passion fruit
  • PEARS
  • Radish
  • Raspberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchinis
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