Market News 13

A lot of agricultural changes have occurred in the Tweed Shire since dairy cattle were first introduced in 1890. The dairy industry has nearly disappeared in comparison to those days. Now we are left with a precious few in this Shire so I am very pleased to inform you that “Nimbin Dairy Farm” will be starting at our market on the 4th of April. Owners Kerry & Paul both come from a dairy farming background. They will be selling goats & cow milk, goat & cow cheeses, goat & cow ice creams, yoghurt and keffir. It is perfect timing too as our current producers “Tweed Valley Whey” plan on having a well deserved break. In the meantime Debbie Allard will be kept busy by starting Cheese-making classes in April. The classes will be run locally and every student will be taught the gentle art of cheese making from start to finish. They will have recipes and notes to take home to enable them to continue the cheese making in their own kitchen. The first class will be fresh cheeses like haloumi, ricotta, cottage and cream cheese then other classes will get to tackle the harder cheeses like mozzarella and camembert, even a hard blue cheese. If you would like more information email Debra on
Don’t forget that it’s our FIRST BIRTHDAY is on the 4th April and we would like you to help us celebrate. There will be entertainment and two draws for a $20 Market Money voucher as well as a free cup cake with every hot beverage purchased.
Thanks and see you at the market.
Deb Fuller -Market Manager