What’s NEW at the Market this Week?
This week I am delighted to introduce to you Marci and Jess from marci food. Marci Lutken is the creator of marci food. She describes herself as an holistic chef, artist, mother, general health nut & lover of feel good food. So marci food is bringing to the market organic, vegan and gluten free food choices that fill a much needed gap for shoppers wanting an organic food option to enjoy while meeting with friends.
Jess who is the front of house face of marci food will be cooking potato and herb rosti served with vegan aioli, beetroot kraut and market greens with activated seeds and her signature apple cider vinaigrette.
She will also have a sweet potato fritter served with tahini and lemon sauce, market greens and activated seeds.
And if you are wanting to enjoy something with a coffee or chai tea then you will love her Choc Fudge Brownie with crunchy chia + raw choc drizzle.
Also available are packets of artisan Biscotti – cranberry, rosemary & pepita.
Marci Food was approved to become a stallholder last year but for a number of reasons couldn’t take up the offer so we are thrilled to have the added diversity that marci food now brings to the market.
While our local orange and mandarin season has drawn to a close we are so lucky to have a long local blueberry season thanks to Otto and Lynne at Blueberry Fields.
Spring heralds the season of colourful eating. Traditionally it’s the season to enjoy the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables but in our subtropical climate we are spoilt with our fresh winter vegies. Now though – strawberries add to the lightness and joy brought on by spring weather so why not combine strawberries (from Rainbow Fruit Flats) with blueberries for a delightfully fresh summer dessert.
Stallholder update for the market this Week?
Fortnightly or monthly stalls:
My Farm Kitchen – back THIS week
Go Earth – Hamish will be back the 2nd week of each month so YES THIS WEEK with his locally produced compost for all you enthusiastic gardeners.
Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed – at the market NEXT week.
Entertainment: Guy Kachel
Weather Forecast is for: Partly cloudy with only a very slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning. Overnight temperatures will fall to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s. A warm spring day to enjoy the market.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Avocados – Hass
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Peas – snow peas and shelling peas
- 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.