What’s NEW This Week?
We welcome local M’bah resident Gina Nock of La Dulce Vida with her deliciously tempting and VERY popular Portuguese Tarts and organic churros (traditional Spanish doughnuts). These are handmade using organic and local ingredients and chocolate and caramel dipping sauces are also available to have with the churros.
Also NEW this week are our long awaited locally grown mangoes. Will and Shelle have spent the weekend picking from their mango trees located on a delightfully scenic part of Everest farm. Shelle said that their mangoes are grown without using any sprays or fertilizers – just sunshine, rain and lots of love.
They will have a great range of mangoes for the next couple of weeks as they picked Valencia Pride, Bowen’s, R2E2, Kensington Prides, Sensations and some Namdoc Mia Thai green mangoes.
Will Everest is a third generation farmer from a family that selected an 1800acre farm in Murwillumbah in the early 1900’s. Their bananas are also superb. If you are not yet familiar with the Everest Farm stall look for the Will and Dan in their black shirts with the Everest logo.
Mangoes are also grown by Rainbow Fruit Flats who brought their first harvest last week.
Community Support: Tweed Palliative Support (TPS) is at the market this week with their artisan range of delicious chocolates – great for gifts and this week they have some heart shaped ones for Valentines Day too. Enjoy a decadent chocolate macadamia with your coffee or chai.
TPS is fund raising to support the palliative care that they provide with no government funding. So please say hello to Liza and Meredith who are behind this very worthy cause and help them to help the locals in need.
Macadamia Oil refills are available from Rob at the Spice Palace Stall until Ian returns with new season macas in March.
Fortnightly, monthly stall changes:
- Costanzo Apples – be back with new season apples AND grapes on 8th February or at the latest 15th
- Go Earth Organic Compost back this week and the first week in every month.
- Crabbes Creek Woodfired will only have bread from now on. Once again they have found that the demands on Jon outside the market means that he cannot provide pizzas.
- Next week Gunters Flammkuchen will be back with his German style pizzas.
- Nudgel Nuts – returns in March
- Narbey’s Best Avocados returns late March or early April
- Blueberry Fields returns in July or August weather depending.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Weather: Hot and mostly sunny with daytime temperatures reaching the low thirties. Another hot one!
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), 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, 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!
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.
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.