What’s New this week?
Passionfruit are superb at this time of year and combined with Clothiers Creek Fresh Produce’s red paypaya and dashings of double cream these fruit make a delicious finale to any meal. With the season fading out when winter arrives now is the time to stock up and freeze passionfruit to see you through to the next season’s crop.
Red papaya is a favourite in a variety of foods, from salsas to fruit salads. I love it tossed through a chicken salad. It is also enjoyable when eaten by itself and isn’t loaded with sugars found in many fruits. Rob always runs out of this popular fruit so check out his stall early to avoid disappointment.
The smell of freshly brewed coffee will lead you to Richard Bradbury – roaster and visitor manager at Zeta’s coffee plantation at Wirui Estate Carool. Richard will be hosting the coffee stall at the market this week as Alistair and his 11th Hour Coffee van is away. So pop along to Zeta’s Coffee stall and experience coffee made by this talented barista. Depending on the weather he may be located at the southern end in the pavilion so just follow your nose …..
In March ‘the trees were heavy with cherries so this is a good start to a long ripening season’ said the plantations new roaster Richard Bradbury who in January commenced by assessing the roasting room for what will be a big year roasting and opening the farm for farm tours and coffee tasting.
Wirui Estate will be hosting farm tours and the first 16 people reading this newsletter who book a tour on 20th June will get a free ticket. To book into this tour please email Richard at [email protected] and mention that you heard about the free tour through the market’s What’s New page.
Lani who maquerades as Beagles and the Bagel is back this week with her very popular bagels so if you were disappointed on missing out last week this Wednesday enjoy!
Organic cos are back with increasing quantities each week so if you have missed cos during the summer months your patience is rewarded this week.
Rosellas are back at Sylva Lining Organics for those who love this little powerhouse of vitamin C.
‘Sun Warms the Sea’
The weather forecast is for a mostly sunny day with a pleasant maximum of 25 degrees so come along and enjoy Broadfoot’s wonderful music and all the great food on offer at the market.
Supporting the Community: The Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed will be back this week with more of their very popular camphorlaurel breadboards. They sold out earlier than expected at our birthday celebration so if you missed out then here is your chance.
Coming soon: Farm tours …
Free farm visits to some of your favourite farms are being planned over the next couple of months. The first will be to Cecil Farm at Doon Doon in late May. Details will be posted on our Facebook page and in updates on “What’s New”.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Avocados (Fuertes)
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- Finger limes
- Red Papaya
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Cauliflower, Chard (organic), Chilli, Cucumber (+organic), Corn (+organic), Eggplant (+organic), Garlic (+organic), Herbs (basil + organic basil, coriander, 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), Mizuna, Onion (+organic), Pak Choi (organic), Potato (Sebago) , Pumpkin (+organic), Salad Mix, Silver Beet, Sprouts (+organic), Spinach (+organic), Sweet Corn, Sweet Potato (+organic), Tatsoi (organic) Tomatoes (+organic), Taro, Watercress, Wheat grass, Zucchini (+organic).
Apples, Avocados, Bananas (Cavendish, Lady Fingers and Little Gem), Blueberries, Dragon Fruit, Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Mandoes, Oranges (organic), Passionfruit, Paw Paw, Pears, Rock melons, Strawberries, watermelons.
Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts (back in April)
Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir.
Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir
Raw unprocessed honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! And bees wax candles also.
A variety of artisan sour dough breads baked with organic flours and flavours that use local market products including macadamia nut bread!
Beef, lamb and pork (All Natural Meat Company), Salami (Nimbin Valley Diary)