What’s NEW at the Market?
We have school holiday fun at the market this week with the fabulous Jester J returning with his unicycle, balloon characters and fire taming. Bring your family and friends and have fun with us this week 30th June and again on 7th July.
What’s else is NEW at the Market?
Dorper Lamb arrives this week 👏
This week you will find Warren Wiggins at the market right next to Jed at his Esperanza Farm stall.
Marina and Warren Wiggins were originally teachers by profession, but like many of us, they have been drawn by some magical thread back to the land. They were both born and raised in Western NSW where farming has been in their families for many generations.
They established Boorabee Dorper Stud at Bexhill in 2011 and it is from this wonderful farm that they now provide many farmers’ markets with an exceptional product – locally bred, prime Dorper lamb. Who would have thought that sheep would thrive in this part of the Northern Rivers with its wet and humid conditions? It seems though that Dorper lambs are a breed of sheep ideally suited to this area. They shed their fleece naturally and have tough hooves that cope with the wet conditions!
The sheep at Local Dorper Lamb are hormone-free and raised in a stress-free environment using sustainable and organic farming principles. The sheep graze year-round on 80 acres of quality pasture and natural grasses which include cloves, plantain and chicory. The farm practices rotational feeding where paddocks are spelled for 2 months, ensuring premium pasture regeneration and parasite burden minimization. They even have Marema dogs that help guard the flock.
Not only will Warren have their most popular cuts of lamb at our market this week but he will also have their lamb tallow plus fermented seaweed fertiliser for sale.They ferment this seaweed brew on their farm and use it liberally on their own pastures. Being packed full of microbes it is the perfect food for our soil. If you are a gardener wanting extra healthy soil microbes to grow extra strong veggies, then this is for you.
Marina and Warren’s Dorper lamb is so delicious that it is served at many local 5-star restaurants. Is there any better recommendation than that for a tasty cut of lamb? Once tasted this will be your all-time favourite place to purchase fresh lamb so come and meet Warren this week.
Local Dorper Lamb will be a fortnightly stallholder for their first couple of months due to other commitments so my recommendation is to stock up this week.
What’s GREAT at the Market?
We have lots of fresh fruit and veggies this week as all our farm stalls have many wonderful winter varieties.
To showcase the diversity of produce grown at Summit Organics, Rod, Tania and Ryan Bruin are planning to hold their annual FARM TOUR on 24th July. If their sign is out at the market then it is time to book in. Places are limited and this is one farm tour you won’t want to miss so book in early.