What’s GREAT at the market this week?
Christmas is fast approaching, so don’t forget to start preparing for your locally-sourced Christmas feast. Murwillumbah Farmers’ Market has just what you need!
Tweed Caldera Pure Honey
Not just for your toast! Honey is an a delicious all-natural sweetener for your Christmas baking. Honey gingerbread, anyone? Or how about a sweet, cool honey panna cotta? And don’t forget a Christmas favourite, honey-glazed ham.
Barry McLean’s honey is generally extracted from hives in the Mt Nullum area where there are iron barks, yellow stringy and a host of other suitable trees, but in winter he moves the hives to Hastings Point where the coastal heath and melalueca trees are flowering. Barry’s raw honey has been processed at temperatures similar to the bee hive’s internal temperatures, which means the healthy enzymes found in honey remain intact so your body can enjoy their goodness.
End of season for macadamia nuts
If you want to get your hands on some macadamias or macadamia oil, see Ian at the Nudgel Nuts stall this week and next week only. After that, he won’t be back until after the new season harvest next year. Macadamia nuts are a tasty and healthy addition to Christmas nibbles and also make a great gift on their own or as part of a Christmas hamper.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Christmas Artisan Stalls: last chance!
If you missed last week’s market, you have one more chance this Wednesday to get along and meet local designers and artisans we’ve invited to the market. Find find some unique and locally-made Christmas gifts for your nearest and dearest, or perhaps a special treat for yourself! Local art, homewares, personal items, jewellery, ceramics, crystals, soaps and more…
Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to see more designer and artisan stalls featured in the lead-up to and during their time at the market
Update for the market this week:
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Fortnightly, monthly or seasonal stalls:
- Country Women’s Association: The CWA ladies are here this week and every week in December with their traditional Christmas cakes.
- Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed: Are at the market this week and every week in December with their timber bread boards, pens and more.
- Go Earth: Hamish will be back in the second week in December with his locally-produced compost for all you enthusiastic gardeners.
Produce of the week:
(newest season produce is in bold)
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List:
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.
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, 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 Co.) and goat, Salami (Nimbin Valley Dairy) 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.