What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
Great mangoes, blueberries raspberries and dragon fruit, delicious cane juice, and lots of fresh fruit and vegies, tropical flowers and more plus wonderful sourdough breads, pastries and so much more means we are all set for another great market. And One Organic is BACK .
The pop Up Byron Cane Juice was very popular last week so come and meet Jordan and Anir and check out their range of flavours this week. They have lime, ginger, passionfruit and tumeric. Please let me know your favourite??
One Organics is back with a range of organic and heirloom seedlings that are grown from open pollinated non hybrid non treated seeds. Summer plantings work well if you have prepared your soil well so great compost and well rotted animal manures plus some rock minerals will provide a great foundation for hungry summer produce such as basil, rocket, sorrel plus all varieties of kale, lettuces, silverbeet, eggplant, tomatoes and more. To assist with this Kieran always includes some great One Organic compost with every punnet of seedlings. This plus a good watering in with Seasol will help reduce transplant stress. As Kieran says good nutrients and water are like a sedative for plants.
Other seedlings to plant now include: Asian Greens, Capsicum, Chillies, Chokos, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Pumpkin, Radish, Shallots, Snake Beans, Squash, Sunflower, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potato, Tomato, and Zucchini.
Summer heat means more feeding and more water so feed weekly. To assist you with this OO’s has a plant food and products that boost microorganisms in your soil. Adding good microbes helps to make healthier and stronger disease resistant soils with a better soil structure – just like good microbes helps to make our us healthier too. Have a chat to Kieran this week.
A great vegie to grow all year round is in sub-tropical areas is amaranth spinach so I will write a little more about this one next week.
Always include some flowers to attract beneficial insects and bees.
A tip from Kieran: It is important to rotate mulch as it breaks down in your soil. Varying your mulch to include variety such as lucerne and Rhodes grass and sugar cane delivers different nutrients to your soil.
Enjoy a neck and shoulder massage this week at The Cupboard Above the Kettle. Albert – Jenny’s partner is a sports orientated masseur with twenty years of experience in massage including remedial, sports, reflexology, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, acupressure, therapeutic massage, Swedish massage, and strain/counter strain techniques. WOW!!!
During the last twenty years Albert has taught an over 50’s stretching class in Kyogle with a focus on community health. During the last eleven years he has practiced from his Clinic in the grounds of the Kyogle hospital. Now Albert and Jenny have relocated to their healing centre at Cawongla where they offer massage and naturopathic consultations. See both Jenny and Albert in the pavilion each week.
Seasonal, Fortnightly or Absent Stallholder Changes this Week:
Last week we farewelled Cecil Farm Stall. New stalls will be commencing soon
WELCOME BACK this week:
- Bangalow Road’s Almond Milk – is now a regular at our market now so this week they willtemporary be at the site where apples usually are. Costanzo Apples will be back next week with alternating delicious new season Royal Gala apples.
- Belles Kitchen – Bel has been cooking up a storm so along with all her regular artisan produce this week she has added Ghost Chilli Jam.
- One Organic – back with new summer seedlings
- Pop Up – Byron Cane Juice is back this week too.
Coming Soon: New stalls including a new local egg producer will be popping up soon and more farm stall products soon..
Season has ended for: Avocados, macadamia nuts, pecan nuts. They will return in April. Apples have finished BUT new season Royal Galas will be in NEXT week – yeah!!
Weather: A beautiful day coming up this week that maybe partly cloudy and with perhaps an afternoon shower. Temperatures will range from an overnight of around 20 daytime temps of low to mid 30s.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- DRAGON FRUIT
- Lettuce and lots of leafy greens
- Paw Paw
- Potatoes (various)
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, 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 Potato (+organic), Tatsoi (organic), Swedes, Tomatoes (+organic), Taro, Turnip, Watercress, Zucchini (+organic).
Apples, Apricots, Avocados, Bananas (Cavendish, Lady Fingers (organic also), Black muscat grapes, 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, Plums, Raspberries, Rock melons, Sapotes, Strawberries, Watermelons.
Flowers – Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – sassy 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 Caldera 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 diversity of organic flours (including spelt and rye) and many flavours that use local market products including macadamia nut bread!
Mushrooms – Gourmet mushrooms – king oysters, white oysters, pink oysters, blue oysters, shiitake and Shimeji available at Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms and button mushrooms at Mountain View Eggs.
Meat – Beef, pork and goat (All Natural Meat Company produced), Salami (Nimbin Valley Diary) periodically + lamb and chicken sourced within the broader market radius and locally caught fish – very seasonal.