What’s GREAT This Week?
HUNGARIAN chilli peppers – divine stuffed or made into a roasted pepper pesto but their mild sweet flavour makes then perfect chopped through salads, salsas and stir fries. Their larger size makes them ideal for stuffing with mince or beans and seafood. They are delightful when slow roasted as this enhances their sweet pepper flavour. Their thick skin also makes them a popular pickling pepper, both whole and sliced into rings. Pickled Hungarian peppers can be added to sandwiches or served on pizzas. Hungarian chilli peppers will keep refrigerated for one to two weeks. These are at the Cecil Farm Stall.
TOMATOES, tomatoes – all different tomatoes with great local flavour at the market now including Roma, round large and round cherry plus grape tomatoes along with all the other summer vegetables, corn, eggplant, zucchini, beans, garlic and so much more promising LOTS for the market this week. Tomatoes are available at Cecil Farm, Everest farm, Jumping Red Ant, Bir Organic Farm and Sylva Lining Organics.
Jumping Red Ant still have Mamey Sapotes – a very sweet tropical fruit giving an exotic flavour with notes of baking spices such as vanilla and nutmeg with sub-acid undertones of pumpkin, banana, pear and apricot. It is wonderful chilled, or mixed into a smoothie, a milkshake or made into ice cream.
Still GREAT this week are mangoes – Valencia Pride, Bowen’s, R2E2, Kensington Prides, Sensations and some Namdoc Mia Thai green mangoes at the Everest Farm stall.
If you are looking for pecan nuts they are at the Caldera Honey stall until Nudgel Nuts returns in mid to late March.
Community Support: Murwillumbah Community Mens’ Shed back this week with their very popular camphor laurel breadboards.
Fortnightly, monthly stall changes:
- Spice Palace – Rob and Duska are taking a short break but will return next Wednesday
- Go Earth Organic Compost back this week and the first week in every month.
- Nudgel Nuts – returns in March
- Narbey’s Best Avocados returns late March or early April
- Blueberry Fields returns in July or August weather depending.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Weather: Partly cloudy with light winds and maximum temperature in the low 30s.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cos lettuce
- Cucumbers (Lebanese and other varieties)
- Dragon Fruit
- Potatoes (various)
- Sapotes (Mamey)
- 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), 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, 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!
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.
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).
Locally harvested oysters by Noel Baggalay from his Brunswick and Tweed Rivers oyster farm. Seasonally caught local fish, prawns and other seafood as it becomes locally available.