What’s GOOD at the Market this Week?
This week we are shining the spotlight on Nudgel Nuts grown at Ian and Leone’s farm at The Pocket near Billinudgel hence the name. The first trees were planted in 1997, followed in 1998 and 2000 by further plantings, with the most recent being in 2005. Work is never done and although new season nuts arrived at the market late March Ian has been busy. More recently pruning trees to ensure their health and good cropping into the future.
The property covers 200 acres and Ian also runs beef cattle and a herd of elite alpacas.
Ian ensures that his maca trees get the best attention with his focus being on environmentally friendly and sustainable farming and minimum exposure to pesticides and other sprays.
Ian brings a range of macadamia products to the market each week – raw and roasted nuts with or without sea salt (no additives), chocolate coated nuts, honey roasted nuts and macadamia oil. In addition he brings a macadamia spread that is perfect in pestos as are his crushed nuts.
Their roasted nuts are done at a low temperature to ensure that they maintain their inherent goodness.
I love macadamias in a whole host of ways from nibbling them straight from the pack to cooking with them. So to inspire you here is a recipe from the Nudgel Nuts website: http://www.nudgelnuts.com.au/baked-macadamia-crusted-fish/
There are many more recipes too including Macadamia Pancakes and a Macadamia Raspberry Ice Cream Log!
Pick up your fish from Noel at his Brunswick Seed Oysters Seafood stall at the market and enjoy baked macadamia crusted fish this week.
Our winter series of Farm Tours:
Everest Farm – Friday 2nd September – book into this farm visit to see how five generations of farming results in great produce. Bookings can be done via Fb messaging; SMS on 0498733766 or at the market.
Stallholder update for the market this Week?
Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed – back THIS week
Grassroots Sugar Cane Juice – back THIS week
Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms – Gary has a few mixed mushies this week.
Fortnightly or monthly stalls:
Go Earth – Hamish will be back the 2nd week of each month so that is THIS WEEK with his locally produced compost for all the enthusiastic gardeners.
My Farm Kitchen – back NeXT week
Entertainment: Guy Kachel
Weather Forecast is for: Partly cloudy early but sunny from 7.00am to 4.00pm so it will be a perfect market day. . Overnight temperatures will fall to around 11 degrees with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Avocados – Hass
- Custard apples
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Peas – snow peas and shelling peas
- Silver beet
- Snow peas
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
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.
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.