Lamb Shawarma with ras al hanout from Spice Palace + Blue Moon cheese from Nimbin Valley Dairy

What’s GREAT This Week?

Lamb Shawarma is a delicious dish made using ras al hanout – a classic Moroccan spice blend made from 16 robust spices by Rob and Duska at the market’s Spice Palace Stall.

For the recipe simply process 2 good sized onions with 3 tablespoons of ras al hanout, salt and pepper to taste and pat this over the lamb before browning in the oven for about 30 minutes. This melt in the mouth lamb comes from following the browning with several hours in the oven in a covered baking dish with water half way up the dish.

It is sublime and perfect served with steamed winter vegies or a salad using lots of abundant greens, finely sliced radish and herbs especially mint and parsley.

This recipe by David Herbert in last week’s Australian Weekend Magazine is what inspired me.

Rob and Duska from Spice Palace are food lovers who have travelled extensively. They both love the creative nature of cooking and like to bring to their food the fabulous smells and tastes of the many and varied cuisines that they enjoyed. Their wonderful spice blends, dips, dukkah and green and red harissa enable us all to enjoy this variety in our own creative cooking.

Sadly Rob is all out of Grumpy Grandma’s olive oil. He is waiting on more oil to be processed. It seems that it is loved by so many people that demand is exceeding supply 🙁

Also great this week is the Full Moon cheese from Nimbin Valley Dairy. This smooth fresh cheese has milk flavours with a hint of mushroomy rind.

Stallholders returning:

Belles Kitchen – back THIS week with artisan muesli,





The Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed is back THIS week and fortnightly now they have replenished their supplies.

Stallholders away:

The Bay Smokehouse – Damien is absent for the next two weeks while fish supplies are low.

Tallogum Raspberries have a hiatus in production so won’t be back until September.

Brunswick Seed Oysters will not be back for sometime as Noel suffered severe losses during the flood. We wish him all the best during this tough time.


*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!


We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.

Entertainment: Sticky Rock Duo

Weather: Partly cloudy with light winds. Temperatures will fall to between 6 and 10 degrees with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

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

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce and lots of leafy greens
  • Limes
  • Mandarins
  • Oranges
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Pumpkins
  • Rockmelons
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Seasonal Produce List Updated:


Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Capsicum, Cauliflower, Chard (organic), Chilli, Cucumber (+organic), Cor

n (+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).


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.

Flowers – Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently sassy heliconias.

Eggs – including organic


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

DairyCows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++ Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir

Honey – Raw unprocessed Caldera honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! And bees wax candles.

Rice and BreadsA 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!

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.

Seafood – Locally harvested fish locally wood smoked by The Bay Smokehouse plus smoked fish rillettes (like a fish pate).