What’s NEW this week?
Dragon fruit in full production
Now is the time to sink your teeth into the succulent fleshy softness of the amazingly delicious and nutritious dragon fruit from Rainbow Fruit Flats market stall. Not only are they good for you they make fantastic naturally red ice blocks, great for that after school snack on a hot day. Blend dragon fruit with mango and banana – any quantity of each – and you have a really healthy icy treat for the whole family to enjoy!
NEW – Love in Blossom
Have you a hankering for a true Parisian macaron? Then come to the market this week where for the first time we have French born – Ben Leonardi – offering his award winning macarons. Just recently at the 2016 Sydney Fine Food Show Ben won gold and the championship of all in the sweet biscuits and pastry category for his chocolate macaron!
He also won silver for his salted caramel macaron and bronze for his raspberry macaron.French Patisserie
Look for French Patisserie where both Stephanie and Ben (local Mur’bah residents) will have sweet and savoury (ham and cheese) crepes, French toast made with their own brioche – a classic rich French bread that is slightly sweet, brioche has a soft, golden crust and a yellow, buttery, silky crumb. Also available will be lemon meringue pies, eclairs and almond croissants.
Have you been missing buckwheat pancakes since Lynne and John took their extended break?? This week for the first time breakfast at Chai Harem will include delicious gluten free buckwheat pancakes topped with local apple compote, rosewater cream and a drizzle of local Caldera honey – and they only cost $7.50.
Locally produced compost – directly from the back of the truck. Hamish Brace from SORT Recycling is bringing locally made 20 kg bags of compost, in recycled bags for the home gardener. This compost is available for TWO WEEKS ONLY – 2nd and 9th March. Hamish said that he is happy to make arrangements for larger supplies for real enthusiasts – perhaps a trailer or ute load. The compost is made from the liquid yeast waste from Stone and Wood’s brewing process and sawdust from the forest industry.
Seafood stallholder is commencing at the market in 2 weeks. Noel Baggaley is presently setting up his portable cold room so that he can bring FRESHLY harvested oyster and FRESHLY caught fish, spanner crabs and – seasonally or when the weather is right – prawns.
- Crabbes Creek Woodfired will have their pizza oven at the market on the first week of every month commencing this week.
- The Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed is at the market fortnightly and this is their week ON.
- 11th Hour Coffee is back THIS WEEK.
- Nudgel Nuts returns with new season macadamias on 9th March. We can’t wait 🙂
- Narbey’s Best Avocados in the first week in April with Shepard avocados.
Entertainment: Christine Olive – a Byron Bay based NZ musician who sings coastal folk music. Christine’s warm vocals reflect her love of our oceans, nature and the environment.
Weather Forecast is for: Possible showers with a 25% chance of a shower before 11.00am. The daily temperature range is from 20 to 30 degrees.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- Finger limes
- 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).