Citrus Galore!

What’s NEW at the Market this Week?

Citrus is abundant now with many stalls having some. Cousins Citrus returned last week with all their new season fruit including mandarins, navels, lemons and finger limes. Tangors, tangelos and grapefruit will be ready in only a few more weeks. Cousin’s fruit has been grown at Burringbar without the use of any nasty chemicals and used to be sold on Phil’s organic citrus stall for many years. 

 So now is the time for a delicious lemon tart 🍋drizzled with lemon syrup 😋😋, or an orange and almond cake drizzled with  orange syrup 🍊 and a lovely cuppa ☕️to warm us up. Or perhaps you have a dehydrator and you can preserve heaps of citrus to last throughout the year! 🍋🍋🍋Or maybe you like to make jars of preserved lemons to add to your targine or roasted lamb! Let’s share some citrus recipes this week. What are your favouritese

What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?

This week I am putting the focus on “rows”. The rows and rows of planting from tiny seedlings in trays to rows in the ground becoming the vegies we love as harvesting time approaches. The challenge for all our growers is succession planting to keep the produce coming. Then estimating demand 

So at Summit Organics :

Rows and rows and rows!!! …. of lettuce and snow peas. That is what it takes to bring boxes and boxes of supper fresh greens to the market EVERY Wednesday. We love seeing the produce growing – it reminds us about how lucky we are to have such dedicated growers producing for us. Healthy soil provides us with delicious health promoting veggies. Thanks Tania and Rod 

At Jumping Red Ant: More rows and rows this time of brassicas – several types of kale, broccoli and caulis plus tomatoes. Early planting through to plants ready for harvesting at Jumping Red Ant’s Bilambil site. These photos give a little insight into their continuous planning regime! The broad beans are in and it won’t be too long …. ! Thanks Jumping Red Ant

And these are just a VERY SMALL snapshot of both these growers. If you would like to see a farm in action Sylva Lining Organics is offering a FARM TOUR on SUNDAY 7th July at 10.00am.

Summit Organics - lettuce and snow peas
More recent plantings at Jumping Red Ant's Bilambil site
New plantings and ready to almost ready to harvest brassicas

Stallholder Changes this Week: 

BACK this week:

  • Tusta and his very very popular frozen meal in a pack at Heart and Halo
  • The Gourmet Salad Hut returns
  • The Murwillumbah Mens’ Shed 
  • White Wallaby Farm – Bron is back with her lovingly made herb infused salts and a selection of dried herbs to add that extra flavour to your cooking.

 ABSENT this week:  Leanne and Anne Marie with their Doggie-licious treats.

ABSENT due to seasonal variations:

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

Entertainment: Broadfoot

Weather: Partly cloudy with a high chance of showers. Southerly winds of 15 to 25 km/h are likely. Temperatures will range from  9 and 12 overnights with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20 degrees.

White Wallaby Farm's Mai Thai - Vietnamese mint, rue, coriander and lemon grass for a delicious Vietnamese soup

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
  • Cabbages
  • Carambola (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
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchinis