What’s NEW at the Market this Week?
Except for the cooler nights we would barely know it is autumn but the lower evening and early morning temperature is so important to seasonal produce coming into the market now.
Mandarins – these little parcels of sweetness are now in season. Phil has mandarins + navel oranges + lemons; the Meyer is a really juicy variety that is in season now. Each week we will see more citrus varieties coming into the market with up to 38 varieties overall. In addition Phil is offering 2nd grade navels – 3 kg for $8 which I bought last week and have been loving. They are such great value for these juicy, fresh oranges.
TIP: I have been enjoying Tahitian limes but as this delightful fruit only has a short fruiting season, now is the time to juice them for freezing in an ice-cube tray to use throughout the year.
Leading into the cooler winter weather it is always wise to give your immune system a boost and what better than with lemons AND leafy greens to help alkalise your body. In good supply throughout the market now is kale, bok choy, silverbeet, baby spinach, rocket, lettuce varieties, parsley and more so get creative with salads and warming casseroles made using rich homemade bone broths and these very versatile greens.
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Weather Forecast is for: Patchy morning fog will be followed by a partly cloudy day with overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 13 and daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s. Another perfect mostly sunny market day.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Custard apples
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- Kang kong
- Silver beet
- 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.