What’s GREAT at the market NOW?
Jumping Red Ant has the Feurte avocado this week. So great for salads, guacamole and much more! It is a medium-sized, pear-shaped fruit that has a leathery and stays mostly green even after ripening.
New season citrus is gradually becoming available. This week Rainbow Fruit Flats and Jumping Red Ant have limes. This small green fruit is so versatile with its aroma alone having such a strong appeal. Picked and eaten green or even partially yellow it packs a punch in flavour and nutrition. It is delicious in drinks (including green smoothies), sorbets, zest mixed with butter, zest and juice in raw cakes and tarts, custards and it is simply perfect with vegetables and fish. See the tasty lime and avocado tart recipe below in Recipe of the week .
Autumn brings with it wonderful growing conditions and an increase in fresh vegies evident at the Everest Farm Stall with vibrant orange carrots freshly pulled from the soil, radish and bok choy.
FRESH SEAFOOD has arrived. Noel will only have what has been caught in the days lead ing up to the market so this will vary from week to week in variety and quantity. Noel also offers a seafood chowder for hungry shoppers. So popular was it that it ran out early last week.
Apologies – Bagels will not be at the market this due to family illness. Back next week.
The first week in April will herald the return of Narbey’s Best Avocados with their new season Shepard Avocados.
Citrus arrives in about three weeks. New season organic navels from Quarterdeck Organic Citrus will be the first lot of locally grown citrus to arrive at the market.
Supporting the Community:
Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed is back with their fortnightly stall selling wonderful camphorlaurel breadboards and platters this week.
Recipe of the week: Lime and avocado Tart
Base: 1 cup almonds + 1 cup dessicated coconut blended with 5 or 6 medjool dates (seeds removed), 1/2 tsp pure vanilla and about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Vary this to get enough liquid to enable the mix to be blended and clump. Press into a 22cm tart or cake tin and place in the freezer.
Filling: Two avocados blended with the zest and juice of one to two limes and 2 tablespoons of coconut cream or oil. Use more if preferred. Two tablespoons honey. Blend completely then place this thickish mixture into the chilled tart and sprinkle wth more lime zest or very finely grated dark chocolate. Chill or freeze and enjoy.
Murwillumbah Farmers Market 5th Birthday BOOTS FOR CHANGE and ARTISAN STALL Market Day on 13th April. Boots have been chosen as the symbol to promote farmers’ markets and to celebrate our hardworking farmers and their families. Boots – any kind – gumboots, work boots, riding boots, tap boots, cowboy boots, fashion boots – will all feature at this special event.
Begin decorating your boots ready for the:
- Best fancy boot competition – children’s and adults
- Best recycled boot competition – children’s and adults
Bring along any old boot for a boot tossing competition too.
Entertainment: Favourite Son – Matt Aitchison – thanks so much for helping us out at this market – when our scheduled musician withdrew at the 11th hour. We really appreciated your flexibility and willingness.
Weather Forecast is for A chance of showers with temperatures ranging from an overnight of 19 to around 29 degrees.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Avocados (Fuerte)
- Cucumbers (Lebanese and other varieties)
- 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).