Perfect autumn weather for planting seedlings and growing tips

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What’s Good at the Market this Week?Market 9

Now that autumn weather has finally arrived it really is time to get busy in the garden. So if your soil is ready and prepared and it is seedlings that your are wanting you can’t go past our Farmers Choice Organic Seedlings  stall – at the market each week. Stop and have a chat to Ness.

Hot favourites to plant at the moment are:

img_0985_2Herbs – plant chervil, chicory, coriander, fennel, garlic bulbs, lavender, marjoram, oregano, parsley, rocket, sage, sorrel, rosemary (easy to grow from cuttings) , thyme, winter tarragon and yarrow.

 

Fruit
and vegetables – plant
broad beans, broccoli, lettuce, onion, peas, radis65960_1029000703779125_6547204175540379278_nh, shallots, spinach, spring onion and turnip.

For growing tips you might like to visit for example: http://www.aboutthegarden.com.au/index.php/how-to-grow-broccoli/

Here is one adapted on tips for growing garlic:

Garlic can be grown from seed, which can be obtained from horticultural suppliers.
 It can also be grown from fresh garlic
 bulbs purchased from your local organic grower. (It’s important to use organic 
garlic, as non-organic garlic is likely to be IMG_2951treated with chemicals that will prevent it from sprouting.) It is also important to choose a variety of garlic suited to your climate. Russian garlic is the variety most commonly available commercially and is best suited to warmer zones. Australian garlic has bigger cloves, a more subtle flavour and can be better suited to cooler areas. http://www.aboutthegarden.com.au/index.php/how-to-grow-garlic/

What’s special at the market this week?

1625514_663518810370904_1786292816_n-1Pecan nut cracking with Kaye McNaught. Visit our Nudgel Nuts stall where Kaye will be set up with her trusty nut cracking tool so children can experience the joy of extracting the kernel from its shell.

For the last week of the school holidays were are very IMG_3516fortunate to have back Children’s activities thanks to:

Belonging Project in collaboration with The Family Centre and Tweed Shire Council are supporting an inclusive space for families and children to have fun together.

Absent this week

11th Hour Coffee is absent until the 1st week in May. Richard at Zeta’s Coffee is located at the back of the pavilion for your coffee, dairy chai  or Mork hot chocolate hit.

Coming Soon

An update from Phil is that Citrus will now be arriving the first week on MAY with his new season organic navels.  Quarterdeck Organic Citrus will be located between 11th Hour Coffee and Brunswick Seed Oysters Seafood Stall. .

1422582_881458315252053_6937344033174684456_nEntertainment: The very popular Broadfoot. 

Weather Forecast is for: Temperature range is a comfortable overnight of 16 with daytime temperatures reaching around 26 degrees with the chance of a shower or two.

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

  • Apples
  • AvocadosAvocado sliced
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Capsicum
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Garlic
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Radish
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sprouts
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Seasonal Produce List Updated:

VegetablesIMG_3301

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).

FruitIMG_3311

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

HoneyHoney with new labels

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

 

 

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).

 

Olives and Olive Oil12241622_1643032562580585_9199741707691074016_nprize winning Grumpy Grandma’s olives and oils are available at Spice Palace.

Spices Mixes 

A wide variety of really interesting spice mixes is available at Spice Palace where its is their mission to source the best of our region’s food, plus the finest spices from around the world, to offer a unique range of exotic gourmet food – spices mixes – chemoula, ras-al-hanout, dukkah mixes plus harissa and much more.

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!