What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
This deliciously sweet wonderfully exotic Mamey Sapote is at Jumping Red Ant this week. Being native to Central America and Mexico can be up to 25cm long. Underneath the Mamey’s leathery coarse brown skin is a brilliantly coloured, sweet and creamy flesh. It has an exotic flavour with undertones of almond, chocolate, vanilla and nutmeg with sub-acid undertones of pumpkin, and banana. Inside the large central pit is the fruit’s seed, similar in appearance and flavour to an almond. Although the pit is edible it should NOT be eaten raw.
I tis ready to eat when the flesh gives a little when pressed – some say leave it another day and it will be perfect.
It is wonderful chilled, or mixed into a smoothie, a milkshake or made into ice cream. So try this exotic fruit this week and let is know how you enjoyed it.
Try something new this week and make a 5 minute Chimichurri sauce. With 3 cups of fresh parsley and coriander (Summit Organics and The Gourmet Salad Hut) plus 3 cloves of garlic (Sylva Lining Organics, Summit Organics), approx. 1/4 cup of good olive oil (Spice Palace), 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar plus red pepper (or flakes of), salt and pepper blitzed in a good blender.
While chimichurri makes a great marinade or topping on a meat dish it is also wonderful as a salad dressing or dip.
BACK THIS WEEK: The Cupboard Above the Kettle – Jenny and Albert are back – with Jenny’s healing herbal teas and health advice while Albert offers 10 minute neck and shoulder massages.
Spice Palace is back too – feeling more rested we hope after a brief respite.
ABSENT THIS WEEK:
- 11th Hour Coffee – Alistair is off for one more week so thanks Three Sons Coffee Carte for bringing your coffee and great service to the market.
- Blueberry Fields season has finished. We look forward to their return in May/June with new season blueberries.
Season has ended for: Avocados, macadamia nuts, pecan nuts. They will return in April.
Weather: Temperatures will range from an early 17 degrees increasing to the mid 20s. A shower or two is forecast but generally a beautiful day.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience – adjacent to Flat Earth’s Kombucha stall on the RHS just outside the pavilion .
Entertainment: Jesse Morris
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- APPLES – new season Royal Galas
- DRAGON FRUIT
- Lettuce and lots of leafy greens
- Paw Paw
- Potatoes (various)
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, 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 Potato (+organic), Tatsoi (organic), Swedes, Tomatoes (+organic), Taro, Turnip, Watercress, Zucchini (+organic).
Apples, Apricots, Avocados, Bananas (Cavendish, Lady Fingers (organic also), Black muscat grapes, 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, Plums, Raspberries, Rock melons, Sapotes, Strawberries, Watermelons.
Flowers – Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – sassy heliconias.
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 sof
t cheeses, kefir
Honey – Raw unprocessed Caldera honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! And bees wax candles.
Breads – A variety of artisan sour dough breads baked with a diversity of organic flours (including spelt and rye) and many flavours that use local market products including macadamia nut bread!
Mushrooms – Gourmet mushrooms – king oysters, white oysters, pink oysters, blue oysters, shiitake and Shimeji available at Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms and button mushrooms at Mountain View Eggs.
Meat – Beef, pork and goat (All Natural Meat Company produced), Salami (Nimbin Valley Diary) periodically + lamb and chicken sourced within the broader market radius and locally caught fish – very seasonal.