New season peas have arrived and artisan preserves from Weka Weka Farm

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This week we have classic sweet shelling peas at Jumping Red Ant and snow peas at Cecil Farm stall. Both are such a welcome vegie to include in so many meals whether raw or lightly steamed. It makes eating seasonally so exciting when a new and very popular vegie like peas of all kinds comes into season.

We welcome new stallholder – Susie Hunt of My Farm Kitchen to our market NEXT week.  Susie brings beautiful created artisan preserves from the family’s farm Weka Weka where their 10 acres projaboticabajellypicduces bountiful supplies of citrus and passsionfruit used by Susie to produce citrus and passionfruit curds and preserved lemon. She also makes red wine chilli jelly and Jaboticaba Jelly and much more using produce from their farm.

Rocket is also available now at BioOrganic Farm and the Gourmet Salad Hut Stalls. Such a tasty addition in salads and smoothies

John picking Fuerte avocadosJumping Red Ant has Sharwill avocados being picked at their Duranbah farm site today ready for this week’s market. Similar to the Fuerte avo they constitute 20% of all avocados grown in NSW.  Usually available from June to  August.

Be tempted: Rocket, avocado, cucumber 

and pea salad with pecans and crumbed feta

Wash and rip up market fresh rocket leaves and toss through cubed cucumbers, shelled peas or finely sliced snow peas, a whole avocado thinly sliced and then toss with some crunchy lightly roasted pecans, finely shredded sundried tomatoes (or sliced fresh tomatoes) and crumbled goats feta all drizzled with balsamic vinegar and Grumpy Grandmas chilli infused olive oil. – A salad lovers delight.

And what about a delicious pea risotto! Here are several links to recipes:

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/rice-recipes/pea-and-goat-s-cheese-risotto/
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/19391/prosciutto+and+pea+risotto

What’s Happening at the Market this Week?10547694_767468359979263_4323169840889657976_n-1

Crabbes Creek Woodfired will have pizzas this week – so what could be better on a chilly early morning than the warmth from their wood fired oven and the smell of fresh pizzas!

Stallholder Update: Absent this week are:

Narbey’s Best Avos – Doug and Blanch Narbey from Narbey’s Avocados are looking forward to bringing their Hass avocados back to the market In July. For the moment though their Fuerte’s and Shepards have run out so sadly they will not be back until July.

Flat Earth Organics – Jeremy will be back next week with his refreshing kombucha range and samples.

M’bah Community Men’s Shed – back next week for their fortnightly stall.img_0985_2

Coming up: Our winter series of Farm Tours commences in two and a half weeks at:

Cecil Farm – Saturday 18th June at 10.30am

If you would like to know more about how our farmers keep bringing you fresh produce EVERY week then book into their farm tours. Bookings now on 0489 733 766 or register your interest at the market. See the booking sheet on my table at my “office” at the market and add your name/s and contact details. Farm addresses supplied on booking.

This one will be followed by:

All Natural Meat Co – Monday 4th July

Jumping Red Ant – Thursday 7th July – Bilambil site at 10.00am

Sylva Lining Organics – Saturday 9th July at 10.00am

Jumping Red Ant – Thursday 14th July – Duranbah at 10.00am

BioOrganic Farm – TBC  but possibly Saturday 23rd July

Entertainment: Chana Waters – owner of Tweed Creative 01a0d535d8eba0789b7a82e6ba1300a82cca4c427a-225x300Studios

Chana was the singer of some successful local bands such as Streetwise, Ricochet and Bohemian Fringe. Chana has supported some great national and international bands such as Suzie Quatro, Marc Hunter, Black Sorrows and many more. Her voice is natural and untrained. Her music comes from the heart.

Weather Forecast is for: Partly cloudy with patchy morning fog. There is a 40% chance of showers. Overnight temperatures will falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

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

  • Apples
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  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Custard apples
  • Capsicum
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Kale
  • Kang kong
  • Mandarins
  • Oranges
  • Passionfruit
  • Peas – snow peas and shelling peas
  • Radish
  • Rocket
  • Silver beet
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sprouts
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Seasonal Produce List Updated:Broccoli picked for this weeks market 2016

Vegetables

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).

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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.

Flowers

Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently red and yellow heliconias.No_4__67457.1407626560.1280.1280

Eggs – including organic

Nuts

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

Dairy

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

Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir

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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!

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).

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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.