Donsworth plums and baby Shoshoni pecan story begins!

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Facebook post with photos from Jumping Red Ant – thanks John and Brianna.

 

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What are you planning to do with the bag of passionfruit you buy this week? How about making a delicious “Passionfruit Cairpirinha”
+ ½ fresh lime cut into wedges
+ 2 tsp of organic raw fine sugar
+ 90ml passionfruit pulp with seeds
+ 45ml Cachaca
+ Mint stalk & thin slice of lime for garnish
+ Light sparkling mineral water (optional)
METHOD
1. Add lime wegdes & sugar into a short glass, muddle by pounding and pressing with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved.
2. Fill glass with ice and add passionfruit pulp, Cachaca & a splash of mineral water. Garnish with a little lime & mint.


 

Kaye and David from Tweed River Pecans would like to thank all of their loyal customers for their support throughout 2014. They regret that Tweed River Pecans has now sold out of all nuts from their 2014 season.

If you are one of the lucky ones with some nuts still on hand just remember that you can keep your pecans freshest by storing them in the fridge over summer.

The good news is that the next harvest will begin in April 2015.IMG_0217

This photo is Kaye showing us a baby Shoshoni pecan taken on 2nd January. It is 10 weeks since pollination, so they are almost half grown. Over the next 6 weeks they will continue to increase in size, as long as the trees receive sufficient water. So lets hope the weather is kind and Kaye and David produce a bumper crop.

 

We enjoy the produce freshly harvested and miss it when it runs out but with the assurance of knowing it will be back at a seasonally appropriate time. This is the beauty of only eating what is available seasonally.

Consuming fruit and vegetables in-season will give you the tastiest quality produce  – truly the best value for your health.


 

Seasonal fruit and vegie update:

TANIMG_1673ZO Apples – has PLUMS this week. The variety is Donsworth and they are very plump and juicy sweet so don’t miss out on this special seasonal fruit.

BioOrganic farm has lots of fresh sweet corn  at $1.5 ea or 3 @ $3.5 and fresh Lebanese cucumber reduced  to $6.9 kilo.

 

 

 

 

 

Watermelons and delicious rock melons continue to be very popular from Des and Donna at the Cecil Farm stall. They are the simply superb! Smell the rock melons and you know they will taste divine. I have been enjoying the largest sweetest crispy watermelon from last week’s market and I can’t recall when I last ate a watermelon with such flavour.

Did you know that watermelons (tomatoes, onions and garlic) are best kept out of the fridge until they are cut? This retains their flavour which is gradually lost once refrigerated.

What’s New this week?

Vishnu from Simply Divine Cupcakes is venturing into the area of French patisseries. She will have croissants but be early as she sold out last week. This traditional French pastry has a high real butter component, with lovely, light flaky layers of pastry and are created over three days and baked fresh each Wednesday night for the highest quality!  Plain croissants are only -$3.00 each  and the pain au chocolate is ONLY  $3.50!

And to tempt the tastebuds even more this week she will have a flakey apple pie made from a beautiful recipe from one of Brooklyn’s finest pie shops. With fresh apples from the market, buttery pastry, and a hint of lemon Vishnu knows that it will be very popular so be early. The photo does not do it justice – believe me!

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Coming soon!

Mangoes and dragon fruit.

Sugar cane juice commencing 14th January

Shorty Brown the ballon and clowning entertainer

Face painting by Gretchen.IMG_4663


 

This week at the market:

Stall changes:

Coffee this week will definitely be at the market. Byron Aromas Coffee using locally grown organic coffee beans will be located next to Rainbow Fruit Flats and Sylvia’s machine IS WORKING.

Crabbes Creek Woodfired bread and pizzas are back.

Healing Foods Cafe is not back until after the school holidays.


 

Entertainment – Tamara Cox – with the voice of an angel (said one shopper).


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

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Passionfruit
  • Paw Paw
  • PLUMS
  • Rockmelon
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

 Full List of Seasonal Produce available at the market (when in season):

Vegetables

Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Cauliflower, Chard (organic), Chilli, Cucumber (+organic), Corn (+organic), Eggplant (+organic), Garlic (+organic), Herbs (basil + organic basil, coriander, 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, sunflower, broccoli, chick pea), Mizuna, Onion (+organic), Pak Choi (organic), Potato (Sebago) , Pumpkin (+organic), Salad Mix, Silver Beet, Sprouts (+organic), Spinach (+organic), Sweet Corn, Sweet Potato (+organic), Tatsoi (organic) Tomatoes (+organic), Taro, Watercress, Wheat grass, Zucchini (+organic).

Fruit

Apples, Apricots, Avocados, Bananas (Cavendish, Lady Fingers and Little Gem), Blueberries, Dragon Fruit, Grapes, Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Mangoes, Oranges (organic), Passionfruit, Paw Paw, Pears, Plums, Red Papaya, Rock Melon, Strawberries, Watermelon.

Nuts – from Tweed River Pecans and Nudgel Nuts

Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts

Dairy – from Nimbin Valley Dairy

Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir.OurProducts_Milk

Goats milk and soft cheeses, Kefir

Honey

Raw unprocessed honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon!

Breads

A variety of artisan breads baked with organic flours and made where possible with local market products such as macas in the macadamia nut bread!

Beef, lamb and pork (All Natural Meat Company),

 

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