If you love the unusual then we have something for you😍.
Mamey sapotes are a large fruit up to 25cm long with a bright pumpkin coloured flesh. Some describe its flavour as a pleasant peach-apricot cross flavour while others say that it tastes a little like a delicious fruity pumpkin. It is frequently eaten straight our of its skin – a very portable and filling fruity meal. It can also be made into to a mousse or smoothie or in jellies, pastes and conserves.
Similarly the black sapote sometimes called the chocolate pudding fruit. It can be used to make a sapote based dessert (it makes a delicious ice cream) or mixed with chia pudding and topped with toasted coconut curls for a great brekky bowl. These are both available at Jumping Red Ant for maybe another week or two.
Visit our Recipes and Tips page for a Black Sapote Mousse recipe.
Dragon fruit (also known as pitaya) are coming into season with a few more available each week at Rainbow Fruit Flats. Beautiful displayed on a fruit platter they are also superb in smoothies and in healthy brekky bowls too. They are incredibly delicious dried and freeze well too making them perfect for blending with bananas to make beautiful looking frozen ice blocks.
Each of these tropical fruits tends to contain low fruit sugars so are appealing options for those seeking a lower sugar diet.
Some unusual vegies available now are two spinaches – Egyptian spinach and the Chinese water spinach – are available at Summit Organics and Sylva Lining Organics. Both are warm weather greens that are great in stir fries and the young leaves of the Egyptian spinach are pleasant raw chopped through a salad or added to a green smoothie.
Back this week:
One Organics with seedlings and products to help your garden thrive.
Stallholder Changes this Week:
Seasonal Stalls Absent are:
- Possum Creek Farm Eggs – just this week due to vehicle problems.
- Barefoot Farm – back in February
- Nudgel Nuts (back late Feb or early March)
- Narbey’s Best Avocados – back in April.
- Blueberry Fields – back in July/August
- Nourished Live Foods- Jess maybe walking but not able to stand and cook for you just yet.
Entertainment: Ali Christophe Musical
Weather: Mostly sunny morning with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Dragon Fruit
- Spinach – warm weather varieties – Chinese Water Spinach and Egyptian spinach
- Sweet potatoes
Produce List – Vegetables (seasonal variations occur)
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, 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 Potato (+organic), Tatsoi (organic), Swedes, Tomatoes (+organic), Taro, Turnip, Watercress, Zucchini (+organic).
Produce List – Fruit (seasonal variations occur)
Apples, Apricots, Avocados, Bananas (Cavendish, Lady Fingers (organic also), Black muscat grapes, Blueberries, Carambola (star fruit), Custard apples, Dragon Fruit, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi fruit (organic), Lemons + Limes (incl organic), Lychees, Mangoes, Mandarin (organic), Oranges (organic), Passionfruit, Paw Paw, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Rock melons, Sapotes, Strawberries, Watermelons.
Produce List - Other
Breads – A variety of artisan sour dough breads baked with a diversity of organic flours (including spelt and rye) and many flavours that use local market products including macadamia nut bread!
Dairy – Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++ Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir
Eggs – see our delicious Possum Creek eggs and organic eggs at Sylva Lining Organics
Flowers – Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – sassy heliconias.
Gut Healing drinks: Kombucha and water kefir drinks are available every week.
Honey – Raw unprocessed Caldera honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! And bees wax candles.
Mushrooms – Gourmet mushrooms – king oysters, white oysters, pink oysters, blue oysters, shiitake and Shimeji available at Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms and button mushrooms at Mountain View Eggs.
Meat – Beef, pork and goat (All Natural Meat Company produced), Salami (Nimbin Valley Diary) periodically + lamb and chicken sourced within the broader market radius and locally caught fish – very seasonal.
Nuts – Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts (macas back in season late Feb early March)
Olives – a variety of olives and semi dried Tuscan Treats plus olive oils
Seedlings – One Organics is at the market on a fortnightly basis right now with s range of heirloom and seasonal seedlings.
Spices – a wide range of Mediterranean spice combos