What’s Good at the Market this Week?
Pink Lady apples have arrived at the TANZO Apple Stall located outside near the Seafood Stall. So pop over and try these amazingly delicious new season apples.
More autumn greens are arriving at the market each week. Leading into winter it is the perfect time to boost your intake of fresh greens to help ward off winter ailments and fennel is one full of good antioxidants and flavour! So along with more citrus arriving soon plus ginger and turmeric still available we have lots of farm fresh vegies and herbs to ENJOY that really help to build our immune system.
Fennel is a flowering plant species in the carrot family believe it or not! It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is crunchy and slightly sweet. All foods straight from the earth contain lots of valuable antioxidants and healing phytonutrients and fennel is a great one in this respect. Like many spices, fennel contains a unique combination of phytonutrients—such as flavonoids rutin, quercitin, and various kaempferol glycosides—that give it strong antioxidant activity.
Often known as Florence fennel it has a strong aniseed or licorice flavour and sweet aroma. Served roasted or shaved and eaten raw – it adds a great flavour to a tossed salad. The leaves are wonderful chopped and used in salads, dressings and in green smoothies. It is also delicious fried with onion and served with a cooked meal.
I really enjoy it served in a salad with torn lettuce or rocket, orange segments, avocado, pecan nuts and feta crumbled over the top. Or you might enjoy a prawn and fennel salad with prawns from out seafood stall.
Fennel bulbs are available at the Cecil Farm stall although only in small quantities at the moment but by the middle of May they should be in abundance.
Supporting the community:
Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed is back this week for their fortnightly stall.
Quarterdeck Organic Citrus recommencing next week with his new season organic navels. Phil with his citrus and citrus juices will be next to 11th Hour Coffee and Brunswick Seed Oysters Seafood Stall.
Entertainment: Rob Csokas – with his casual, warm style comprising of rich vocals, acoustic finger style guitar, harmonica and sometimes the didgeridoo he evokes a sense of calm joy.
Weather Forecast is for: partly cloudy with a high (70%) chance of showers. Light winds. Temperatures will range from an overnight of 16 to the mid 20s during the day.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- Potatoes (various)
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), 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), 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).
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.
Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently red and yellow heliconias.
Eggs – including organic
Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts
Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++
Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir
Raw unprocessed 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 range of organic flours (including spelt and rye) and flavours that use local market products including macadamia nut bread!
Beef, lamb and pork (All Natural Meat Company) and goat, Salami (Nimbin Valley Diary) periodically. + lamb and chicken sourced within the broader market radius and locally caught fish – very seasonal).