Happy first day of winter. We’ve had a couple of chilly mornings giving us a taste of what is in store if, as some have forecast, we have a cold winter. At least the chilly nights help blood oranges to sweeten so there is always an upside to all our seasons.
Seasonal eating is good for the planet. When combined with shopping at the market and supporting our farmers by eating locally grown seasonal fruit and vegies you get better nutritional value. Eating seasonally will naturally help you mix up the variety of fruit and veggies you eat, which is one of the best ways to benefit from all the phytonutrients across a wide spectrum of fresh produce.
This week we have two Griffith Uni students, Emma Kim and Ashleigh Gavin, coming to the market with two draft seasonal produce signs to see what you think? They have been working with us, DestinationTweed and Tweed Shire Council to produce a seasonal produce database specific to the Tweed so this is just a small sample. Are you interested in knowing what is in season in the Tweed? And what months your favourite fruit and vegies are available? We would love to hear your thoughts.
What’s News at the Market this Week?
We are supporting a Tweed icon through a time of reduced tourism so this week we are welcoming Tropical Fruit World to our market. They are bringing their fabulous tropical fruit trees and some of their more unusual tropical fruits such as jakfruit, soursop, matisia, mamey sapote, canistel and the ever popular red dragon fruit, carombola, tangelos as well as new season citrus navel oranges and mandarins.
Other products including green papaya & lemon myrtle herb salt ………..,.