King prawns, Shepard Avocados and Mahi Mahi

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What’s New at the Market this Week?Avocado sliced

Narbey’s Best Avocados are back this week. We are thrilled to have Doug and Blanche back. They begin with Shepard avocados which are wonderful especially as the flesh doesn’t go brown once cut; very tasty in salads and with fresh seafood.

This weeks FRESH SEAFOOD is oysters plus fresh kingking-prawns-3347444 prawns, some frozen green prawns, frozen mahi mahi and mackerel fillets. Also fresh cobia.

Mahi mahi is a beautiful white fish delicious served with fresh macadamia nuts and pesto Or try Soft Mahi mahi tacos with ginger lime dressing. Delicious soft organic tortillas that can be used as tacos are available from the market’s Spice Palace Stall. Avocados, lime and fresh ginger are all available at the market. The recipe is from:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/164313/soft-mahi-mahi-tacos-with-ginger-lime-dressing/?internalSource=staff%20pick&ref

Cobia is highly valued for its firm texture and excellent flavour usually grilled or poached. Here is a link to a recipe for cobia with lemon caper sauce:

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/cobia-with-lemon-caper-sauce/

Coming Soon

Returning next week and for the school holidays will be Crabbes Creek Wood Fired Pizzas (not at the market this week).

David and Kaye McNaught at Tweed River Pecans have commenced IMG_0217this season’s harvest! Over Easter they shook 76 pecan trees – the Pawnee variety – which is the earliest to ripen. They now have 600kg of nuts in the drying room. These will be at the market (in the shell only) on 13th April – very tasty, very very fresh, low food miles and grown biodynamically! How lucky are we??

Entertainment: Jessie Morris solo (from the Jessie Morris Band). Jessie describes his music as conscious blues roots & Reggae music. Perfect for a beautiful autumn market.

Weather Forecast is for: Another perfectly warm autumn day. Partly cloudy with areas of morning fog and perhaps some light winds. Temperature range is a comfortable overnight of 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30 degrees.

Coming soon:Jean Matinez + basket of produce

NEXT WEEK is our 5th Birthday Celebration with lots of special activities. We will have:

Chef in Boots – Jean Martinez from Artisan Wholefoods who will be cooking up a storm showing you some special ways to use current seasonal produce.

Boots: Wear your boots – any kind – gumboots, work boots, riding boots, tap boots, cowboy boots, fashion boots and enter our:IMG_3368

  • Blundstone best fancy boot competition – children’s and adults
  • Best recycled boot competition – children’s and adults.
  • And of course a boot tossing competition.

There will be Gift Vouchers for the winners of each of these competitions and more!!

It is also an Artisan and Food Market with artisans for 13th ONLY so come ready to purchase some special gifts – perhaps for Mother’s Day or a gift for later in the year for someone extra special.

Children’s activities at the market:

Belonging Project in collaboration with The Family Centre and Tweed Shire Council are supporting an inclusive space for families and children to have fun together at this special market where children can get to decorate a boot (if we can gather enough old boots for the occasion).

Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • BeansIMG_3311
  • Capsicum
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Garlic
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Radish
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sprouts
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Seasonal Produce List Updated:

IMG_3377Vegetables

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).

FruitIMG_3381

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.

Flowers

Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently red and yellow heliconias.

Eggs – including organic

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Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts

Dairy

Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++

Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir

Honey

Raw unprocessed honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! And bees wax candles.11822478_958477844208331_8489388099276907372_n

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!

MeatHayden with sausages

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).