Christmas meats and artisan treats

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What’s NEW AND GREAT at the market this week?

With less than a month until Christmas it’s a good time to start preparing for your locally-sourced Christmas feast and Murwillumbah Farmers’ Market has just what you need!

NEW: CWA Christmas cakes 
The ladies from the Country Women’s Association return to the market this week, and every week in December, with their delicious Christmas cakes. Give one as a gift, if you can resist eating it all yourself!

GREAT: Christmas hams and pork roasts – free range and organically grown
The All Natural Meat Co. is now taking orders for Christmas hams and pork roasts. Be sure to get in early to avoid disappointment. Peter and Lee are the farmers and the butchers and their meat is organically grown on their property at Kunghur here in the Tweed Valley.  Email your orders through to [email protected] or chat to Peter at the market on Wednesday.

*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
 We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.

Christmas Artisan Stalls: THIS WEEK (and next week, too!) 

This week we’ve invited local designers and artisans to the market so you can find some unique and locally-made Christmas gifts for your nearest and dearest, or perhaps a special treat for yourself!  Here we feature just two of the stalls:

Brony’s Studio and Shop is a bustling hive of handmade ceramic jewellery and homewards including coasters, pendants, wall hearts and crosses.  Aligned with her ceramic wares are scarfs and cushion covers designed with colour and texture as her signature essence.  Note: Brony won’t be joining us next week, so come along this Wednesday only to take home some of her treasures! 

Robert Olver, Australian landscape photographer and author, will be here with his new book ‘Murwillumbah and the Tweed Valley’, showcasing the people, heritage and scenery of this rob-olver_book-coverwonderful part of the world.  The book has been wholly produced and printed in the Tweed. Also available will be small framed photographs and photographic/art cards and a previous book on Australia.

Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to see more designer and artisan stalls featured in the lead-up to and during their time at the market

Update for the market this week:

Entertainment:
Loren and Gabrielle

Weather forecast:
Sunny morning. High (70%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Fortnightly, monthly or seasonal stalls: Men's Shed Bread Boards (4)

  • My Farm Kitchen: Susie is back this week with preserves made with fruit from her family farm, Weka Weka.  This will be Susie’s last market for the year until more fruit comes into season next year.
  • Country Women’s Association: The CWA ladies are here this week and every week in December with their traditional Christmas cakes.
  • Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed: Are at the market this week and every week in December with their timber bread boards, pens and more.
  • Nudgel Nuts: Ian is away this week, but will be back next week with more nuts.
  • Go Earth: Hamish will be back in the second week in December with his locally-produced compost for all you enthusiastic gardeners.

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

  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Capsicum
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Kale
  • Radish
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet potatoes

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Seasonal Produce List:
(updated)

Vegetables
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).

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), 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

Mushrooms
Gourmet mushrooms from Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms and general mushrooms from Mountain View Eggs.

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, 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 Co.) and goat, Salami (Nimbin Valley Dairy) 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.

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