Levadura artisan organic bread, plums and smoothies

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We wish you and your family – a HAPPY NEW YEAR. We do appreciate your regular support of our market and look forward to offering you lots of fresh produce and delicious foods throughout 2016.12376522_1724047804481382_1727038743893414628_n

What’s New this week?

I am delighted to introduce and welcome Amber and Leo Borsotti of Levadura Breads who for this week only are bringing their amazing sourdough organic artisan breads to the market. Levadura breads are naturally leavened 100% sourdough, made with certified organic ingredients. Yeast free – egg free – soy free – additive free. Amber said that their olive loaf with fresh rosemary and pecorino is a great favourite. (Crabbes Creek Wood fired is absent this week only).

Blood plums are back at Tanzo Apples IMG_1673expected this week they arrived early last week so some customers were very lucky to discover this surprise. They only have a short season and small supply this week so enjoy them for the next couple of weeks.

Summer in a smoothie!

Smoothies are perfect in the heat of summer and nourishing healing smoothies are especially good if you have overindulged during the Christmas festivities so here are a few tips:

  1. Fresh is always best so pick up some fresh fruit and vegies this week for your super smoothiesrefreshing smoothies: with watermelon, blueberries, pawpaw and bananas and passionfruit to name just a few of the fruits available you can make many variations of the smoothie recipe below.
  2. Vegie smoothies with just a hint of fruit and lots of fresh turmeric and ginger are especially healing.
  3. Add ice at the end so it is not overblended watering down your smoothie.

Greg and Alison at Chai Harem stall make smoothies every week so pop over with your friends and enjoy some chilled smoothies to cool your morning and nourish your soul.

Acai Berry super food Smoothie - acai berries, blueberries, banana and almond milk.Watermelon Smoothie (also great adapted for a Blueberry Smoothie -simply replace watermelon with fresh Blueberry Fields blueberries)

3 cups of watermelon chunks

1 small banana

1 cup of yoghurt (or I like to use coconut milk)

Blend until smooth and pour over ice cubes.

For a variation add fresh sprigs of mint or basil.

 

Tumeric, Carrot and Ginger SmoothieIMG_2945

1 small carrot

1 small lemon (or lime) with skin on and cubed (if organic)

A good chunk of tumeric and a large chunk of ginger

A pinch of black pepper (helps with turmeric absorption).

A small cup of coconut milk (or coconut water or filtered water)

(If you like sweetness you can add one small apple or a dash of raw honey).

Blend all ingredients and pour over crushed ice for a healing soothing restorative drink.

 

Stallholder update – Absent only this week is:

  • Local Fusion Food
  • Crabbes Creek Wood Fired (replaced by Levada Organic Artisan Sourdough breads)
  • Mayfields Breakfasts and
  • Clothiers Creek Fresh Produce.

 Stallholders season ends:

Nudgel Nuts returns to the market in March 2016

Narbey’s Best Avocados returns to the market March 2016 if the weather is favourable

 

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Weather Forecast is for: Temperature range 18 to mid to high 20’s with only the very slightest chance of a showers.

 

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

  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbages
  • Capsicum
  • Carrots
  • CauliflowerLychees on tree
  • Corn
  • Cos lettuce
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Fancy lettuce
  • Fennel
  • Leafy greens – lots of varieties including herbs and kale
  • Lemons
  • Lychees
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Papaya
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sprouts
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Rockmelons
  • Zucchini

 

Seasonal Produce List Updated:Lebanese cucmbers sm

Vegetables

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).

Fruit

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.10409351_1594880390745789_3531657375493302710_n

Eggs – including organic

Nuts

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.11001911_871295526259897_1996452823602604431_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!

Meat

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 9very seasonal).