Melons galore, cherry tomatoes and kiddies' activities

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What’s GOOD This Week?
Thank you for all your good wishes. Cecil Farms Stall is back this week. Des will be around to chat with you. He is very touched by all the messages and get well wishes that you have been sending him. Only just home from hospital he can’t help himself –  with one shoulder out of action due to a fracture he has been trying to prune his passionfruit – with one hand and his mouth!! I think we need a photo of this one!
 
Des said that he has a huge supply of watermelons and rock melons as well as cherry tomatoes so it is melon bonanza week this week!
 
All Natural Meat Co has lamb, mint and rosemary sausages and seasoned lamb parcel roast this week so pop in and see Peter for your Australia Day lamb.
 
Dragon fruit at Rainbow Fruit Flats are simply superb right now so enjoy one or two this week.
 
Missing Nudgel Nut’s macadamia oil. Bring your bottles NEXT week and visit Spice Palace for a refill until Ian is back with new season macas late March.
 
If you missed Byron Bay Bush Balsamic last week pop in and say high to Anna and Matt this week. With lots of samples you will be surprised at the versatility of their vinegars. Try their balsamic with mineral water – simply divine and so refreshing.

Children’s Activities

Pauline and Tracey from Mt Warning Preschool and Chillingham & Tyalgum Preschools respectively are hosting craft activities in our family area under the marquee provided by Family Centre. So look out for their activities this week.

Fortnightly, monthly stall changes: 

The Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed is back this week and fortnightly from now on with their very popular camphor laurel breadboards.

Absent:

  • French Patisserie now longer returning to the market owing to their great success in their new business in M’bah
  • Go Earth Organic Compost back first week in February

Seasonal changes

  • Last week of Sundowner apples this week. Costanzo apples will be absent for a week or two until their new season Royal Galas are picked and their black muscat grapes come in.
  • 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.

Entertainment: Loren and Gabe

Weather: Hot and mostly sunny with daytime temperatures reaching the low thirties so another hot one but not as hot as last week .

Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):

  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Capsicum
  • Corn
  • Cos lettuce
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Lychees
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Rockmelons
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelons
  • Zucchini

 

Seasonal Produce List Updated:

Vegetables

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).

Fruit

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), Lychees, Mangoes, Mandarin (organic), Oranges (organic), Passionfruit, Paw Paw, Pears, Rock melons, Strawberries, Watermelons.

Eggs – including organic.

Flowers

Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently red and yellow heliconias.

 

 

Dairy

Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++

Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir

Honey

Raw unprocessed honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! And bees wax candles.

Mushrooms – gourmet and medicinal as well as button

Nuts

Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts

Meat

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).

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!

Seafood 

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.

Vinegars – locally produce apple cider and bush infused balsamic