Duck Eggs and Strawberries

What’s NEW at the Market this Week?

Duck eggs have arrived for the very first time! Woodland Valley Farm has a limited number of pasture raised duck eggs this week so if you love a higher protein egg that whips up really well and is perfect for baking, please reserve them before Wednesday or take your chances that there will be some left. Maybe message Jodie and Fabian Woodland Valley Farm.

What’s GREAT at the Market?

Best STRAWBERRIES EVER! Monty’s Strawberries certainly proved their popularity last Wednesday with more picked during the morning by David at his Dulguigan based farm and brought in to replenish supplies when the original lot ran out. Our customers were VERY happy!! And as if they are not sweet enough – how about a choc coated strawberry on a stick!

BEETROOT – a versatile vegie is wonderful enjoyed in a vast variety of ways. Beetroot Relish is popular with many as is beetroot kraut for those who love a good gut helper on a regular basis. Sophie Hansen from Local is Lovely has published in one of her weekly blogs a Beetroot and Fennel Relish recipe included below.

Beetroot relish - photo credit is with thanks to Taste.Com and recipe is also there at
Photo taken at the market on 7th August 19

Recipe: Beetroot and Fennel Relish
As Sophie wrote …… .this mellow, sweet relish is great with barbecued steaks or lamb chops and keeps for ages…….. Make an extra batch and give a few jars away as presents. Just remember to serve this warm or at room temperature – cold chutney is the worst. Makes 4 cups

1.25kg beetroot
2 cups red wine vinegar
2 cups brown sugar 
1 red onion, finely chopped 
1 green apple, unpeeled, grated
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tsp fennel seeds, dry toasted

Place the beetroot, sugar, red wine vinegar, onion, apple, salt, pepper and fennel in a large saucepan over medium and stir well. Bring to the boil and cook for half an hour or until the mixture is lovely and syrupy. Divide between sterilized jars. ENJOY!

Thanks Sophie Hansen @localislovely. And if you love this recipe and would like more Sophie has written a book, “A Basket by the Door”. Sophie says “this is a seasonal collection of 130 recipes to cook for family and friends who might be needing a bit of love, nourishment and cheering up.” Or I think why not – just because you love a good cook book.…/a-basket-by-the-door

Photo is thanks to Sophie Hansen and her Local is Lovely website.

Stallholder Changes this Week: 

BACK this week:

  • Tusta and his very popular frozen meal-in-a-pack at Heart and Halo PLUS his turmeric chai tea. AND
  • Leanne and Anne Marie with their Doggie-licious treats 
  • Tropical Delights – Bob Brinsmead and Aneer are back with their potted tropical and fruiting plants, tropical flowers and herbs of all types. 

ABSENT this week:   Bright’s Natural Bees Wax – absent this week –  back next

ABSENT due to seasonal variations:

  • Narbey’s Best Avocados – back in September

Entertainment: Guy Kachel

Weather: Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures will fall to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

Purchased from Tusta these frozen meals in a pack are delicious and so easy.

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

  • Apples –
  • Avocados – Hass at JRA
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Capsicum
  • Cabbages
  • Cauliflowers
  • Citrus of all varieties including pomelos
  • Cucumbers
  • Custard apples
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Microgreens and sprouts
  • Passion fruit
  • Paw Paw
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Silverbeet and spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchinis
Rhubarb, rhubarb and more. Try cooking it with strawberries. 😋

We love it when happy customers post a photo on Instagram of their market haul. Here is last weeks from @theflowerdays.