New Season Royal Galas

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th-2What’s NEW this week?

Simply follow the aroma to find TANZO’s new season apples. YES Royal Gala APPLES are back! Tanzo apples are so popular and are the most locally grown apples that we can support. Although coming from near Stanthorpe known for  producing the best Royal Gala apples in Australia – the family farm is the nearest apple growing orchard to M’bah.

Characterised by a blush of pink on its skin this dense, sweet, juicy apple is the perfect lunch box fruit. Simply delicious.

And here is a tip from http://www.aussieapples.com.au – Gently flick the apple near the stem to check its ripeness. A dull sounds means that it’s ripe, a hollow sound means it’s overripe.

What’s great? – Mayfields Market Kitchen – Scott and Kirsten bring you a great range of breakfast options so meet friends at the market this week and enjoy a wonderful market breakfast. They are relocating into the pavilion and can be found next to Bagels.

Pictured is their grilled field mushrooms with crispy bacon & herbed sour cream and their popular omelette.  They also offer a wide range … so do check out their vast menu this week and have a chat to them about what you like.11102760_1632868006946097_4911158191410186139_n

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Coming soon – Grapes are coming soon! Tanzo apples are anticipating their black muscat grapes will be arriving at the market on Wednesday 17th February. Regular shoppers know that this black muscat grape has a short but sweet season so enjoy it while we can. It is a popular medium sized dark grape with a very sweet flavour.

In March we will see Nudgel Nuts return with their new season macadamia nuts. In the meantime Tweed River Pecans Honey with new labelsare available from Barry at his Caldera Honey Stall (next to Sylva Lining Organics).

Narbey’s Best Avocados expect to have new season avocados ready for the market in March as well – perhaps mid to late March depending on the weathMarket 9er.

Stallholder update:

  • 11th Hour Coffee – is back this week and away the last 3 weeks in February.
  • Farmers Choice Organic Seedlings are BACK this week.
  • Sadly we say farewell and good luck to Rob Johnson and Kadi of Clothiers Creek Fresh Produce who are setting off to seek greener pastures. We will miss them and their produce especially their papaya and passion fruit so if you can recommend a farmer growing these please let me know.

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Weather Forecast is for: .A partly cloudy morning with a 70% chance showers. Temp ranges from low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

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

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Capsicum
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Finger limes
  • Garlic
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sprouts
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Rockmelons
  • 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), Mangoes, Mandarin (organic), Oranges (organic), Passionfruit, Paw Paw, Pears, Rock melons, Strawberries, Watermelons.

Flowers

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

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

Honey

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).