What’s NEW this Week?
This week we welcome Linda Molloy and Melissa Leistra of the Wholesome Tart cooking, catering and coaching business to show us an inspired autumn breakfast. Be in the audience – commencing at 9.30 to be in the running to win the breakfast being cooked or one of a number of other prizes. Linda who is studying nutrition is an inspired and popular cook who has catered for many retreats and also pops up in cafes around town. You may remember Linda as a stallholder at the market several years ago. Come and enjoy their demo this week.
What’s GREAT This Week?
PARKING – YES parking in the showgrounds is permitted again. So the market is back to normal again. We thank you so much for your patience.
Autumn heralds the arrival of lots of new fruit and vegies AND soup weather! One of our very popular vegies are pumpkins so relax and enjoy the cooler evenings with a big bowl of warming pumpkin soup – and why not add a large dash of cream for a rich smooth flavor.
Oven roasted pumpkins make the most divine soups and if you use bone broths as a base then they are not only extra tasty but also very nourishing AND healing. Pumpkins are available from:
- Everest Farm
- Cecil Farm
- Bio Organic Farm and
- Sylva Lining Organics.
Jess at Marci Foods sells her Nourished Live Foods bone broths made using certified organic bones. A trained chef – Jess said that these mineral rich broths are so easy to use and so very good for our health. She said that they help to heal leaky gut (especially the very gelatinous beef bone broth) and they can reduce inflammation – great news for anyone with joint inflammation. Jess recommends having a warming bone broth cuppa before a meal to help with digestion and especially to ward off the lurgy or to speed up recovery if you have been caught out.
So pick up a bone broth this week and make a soup to nourish your soul.
Lettuce are diverse and in abundance at Sylva Lining Organics so if you love a refreshing salad and/or green smoothies you are spoilt for choice. They have frilly , fancy, oak leaf, summer harvest, cos verdi and cos romaine to name a few. The Gourmet Salad Hut also has a a variety of lettuce and leafy greens.
Nothing adds a fresh zing to dishes like a lime and they are now in season. Try a lime spritzer or lime-ade! Lime juice adds a superb flavor to so many dishes. Its acidity is perfect for bringing balance to a meal and the floral aroma of its zest is wonderful in both savoury and sweet dishes. I am dreaming about lime chicken and herbs – also with a dash of cream – of course!
Visit our recipes page for one of my favourites Lime and Avocado Tart. Limes are available at:
- Jumping Red Ant
- The Gourmet Salad hut
- My Farm Kitchen
- Bio Organic Farm and
- Sylva Lining Organics
Coming soon – Next week we look forward to welcoming One Organic – a certified organic seedling nursery who will bring to the market a vast range of organic seedlings and products to help you grow nutritious vegies.
Quarterdeck Organic Citrus returns next week.
Nudgel Nuts – Ian is absent this week but back NEXT week
Brunswick Seed Oysters – Noel is absent this week but BACK NEXT week too.
11th Hour Coffee – Alistair has indicated that he may be ready to return mid May if his flood recovery hopes are achieved.
Byron Bay Gourmet – Anna and Matt have said farewell to the market.
Fortnightly, monthly stall changes:
- Blueberry Fields returns in July or August weather depending.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Entertainment: Jesse Morris
Weather: Partly cloudy with the chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Overnight temperatures will fall to around 14 degrees with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cos lettuce
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- 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, Rock melons, Sapotes, Strawberries, Watermelons.
Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently sassy heliconias.
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 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.