Lychees – a delightful white creamy fruit that has been harvested for this week’s market. Lychees are one fruit that must be allowed to ripen fully on the tree itself since the ripening process ceases soon after it harvested. Jumping Red Ant stall has them this week. See Ursula or Sarah at JRA.
Originating in China, lychee (sometimes spelled litchi) is a tropical fruit known for its sweet and fragrant flavour. And like all fresh foods it does have a host of health benefits.
To eat the lychee gently peel away outer coat slowly and then squeeze the aril — the fleshy part around the seed — into your mouth.
Blood PLUMS this week and throughout January – this seasonal
fruit is very popular and very juicy. Wonderful fresh and also stewed with delicious mud cream on top! Available at Costanzo Apple Stall.
Dragon Fruit – Now is the time to sink your teeth into the succulent fleshy softness of the delicious and nutritious dragon fruit from Rainbow Fruit Flats market stall.
Chilled dragon fruit are perfect on a hot summer’s day AND they also make fantastic naturally red ice blocks. Blend dragon fruit with bananas – freeze and you have a really healthy icy treat for the whole family to enjoy!
If you like to know the health benefits of what you eat then visit the Let’s Go Healthy blogspot. In brief dragon fruit are low in calories, contain no cholesterol, are high in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, rich in vitamin C, and contain vitamins B1, B2 and B3. They are also packed with minerals such as calcium and phosphorus and contain phytoalbumins, which have antioxidant properties that help prevent the formation of cancer cells. In addition, dragon fruit is also known to increase the excretion of heavy metal toxins from the body.
Crabbes Creek Woodfired pizzas are back this week and every week.
While Nudgel Nuts is off season Tweed River Pecans are available at the Caldera Honey Stall.
Wet weather, Fortnightly and monthly stall changes:
- Blueberries – absent due to wet weather – too wet to pick
- Belles Kitchen –back next week.
- French Patisserie back in February
- Go Earth Organic Compost back first week in February
- Nudgel Nuts – returns in March
- Narbey’s Best Avocados returns late March or early April
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market! We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Entertainment: Matt Aitchison – Favourite Son
Weather: Cooler and cloudy with a 70% chance of showers. Temperatures will range from 19 degrees – to mid to high twenties.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cos lettuce
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- 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), Lychees, 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 – 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.