What’s NEW at the Market this Week?
Icy Frappes: Deliciously icy frappes are now available from the Chai Harem in two flavours – Melon Mint and Pine Zest!
These frappes will really cool you down and give you natural energy during this spring heat.
Seasonal produce: Corn
This week the spotlight is on corn – those juicy kernels of sweetness that simply burst in your mouth! I love freshly picked young corn raw but lightly steamed or barbecued in their husk is always popular and universally so with young children because it is so sweet and juicy.
When selecting your corn look for well-formed ears with light green colour, tight husks and clean, golden-brown silks.
Cecil Farm and Everest Farm have corn this week.
Coming soon: Xmas Artisan Stalls on 30th November and 6th December
We are bringing you the opportunity to purchase some amazingly unique Christmas gifts at our annual Christmas designers and artisans inclusion at the farmers’ market. Here we feature just two of the stalls that will be offering gift inspirations:
- Japanese inspired collages, paintings and photos on timber or canvas for wearable and home deco artworks by Mon Manabu.
- The Herbal Gardener – Lise Racine offers natural, herbal skin care products that are hand-made on the farm and contain pure calendula oil 100% certified organic. Lise is only at the market on 30th with beautiful skin care products and Christmas gift pack so don’t miss out.
Each week will feature more designers and artisans on Facebook, Instagram AND the What’s New page.
Stallholder update for the market this Week?
Fortnightly, monthly or seasonal stalls:
Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed – at the market THIS week.
Go Earth – Hamish will be at the market THIS week with his locally produced compost for all you enthusiastic gardeners.
Narbey’s Best Avocados finishes this week. Sadly their season has finished. Avocados will continue to be available at Jumping Red Ant for perhaps another 4 weeks only.
Nudgel Nuts – Ian has advised that he is running out of nuts and may only be at the market for another two weeks. Tweed River Pecans will be available through to Christmas at least.
Entertainment: Guy Kachel
Weather Forecast is for: Cloudy with patchy morning fog along the coastal fringe. There is an 80% chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening with the chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures will fall to between 18 and 21 degrees with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Avocados – Hass
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Peas – snow peas and shelling peas
- Silver beet
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Bok Choy, 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), Kang kong, 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
Mushrooms – gourmet mushrooms from Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms and general mushrooms from Mountain View Eggs
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).
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.