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.
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 – expected 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:
- Fresh is always best so pick up some fresh fruit and vegies this week for your refreshing 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.
- Vegie smoothies with just a hint of fruit and lots of fresh turmeric and ginger are especially healing.
- 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.
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 Smoothie
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
Entertainment: Matt Aitchison – Favourite Son
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):
- Cos lettuce
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Fancy lettuce
- Leafy greens – lots of varieties including herbs and kale
- Potatoes (various)
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
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).
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.
Eggs – including organic
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 and 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 Company) and goat, Salami (Nimbin Valley Diary) periodically. + lamb and chicken sourced within the broader market radius and locally caught fish 9very seasonal).