Market Management and stallholders wish all our followers and shoppers a very Merry Christmas. We hope this Christmas brings many happy experiences creating many joyful memories to recall during 2016.
What’s NEW this week?
Pizzas are back this week and during January (not on 30th Dec).
Cooling fruit and veg – lychees, watermelon and rockmelon are now at the market.
Lychees – picked by John Atkin and his farm workers at Jumping Red Ant – are available this week. This tropical fruit – usually grown in Queensland can also be grown in Northern NSW as John has successfully proven. Toss some
lychees in your fruit salad this Christmas or mix with mango and diced chicken with mint and cos chopped through. Toss on a few very slightly roasted pecans for a very special salad.
Some fruit and vegies are perfect summer foods as they help to hydrate us. Cucumbers –
plentiful during summer are approximately 85% – 95% water. My 3 year old grandson who loves his water picked a cucumber from my garden late yesterday and munched on it as we continued pottering around. Fresh and with a range of vitamins it was the perfect entre for his dinner. It is also known for assisting in repairing skin collagen.
While the American Heart Association says that watermelon is a top food for cardiovascular health as it has no fat – it is also very nutritious. Its bright red color, means that it is high in lycopene – an antioxidant that has a range of health benefits. With its high water content watermelon helps hydrate cells and remove waste products.
A good rockmelon is one with a strong aroma so add rockmelon and passionfruit to your fruit salad and it brings the colour and flavours of summer to your table.
Last week of Christmas goodies:
Lynne and John at Local Fusion Food have raw Christmas Puddings made using organic ingredients – perfect for gluten free or people enjoying a raw or paleo diet.
Lani – and her bagel stall are also carrying her extra special handmade Gingerbread Houses – so if you are looking for that special table piece Lani has it for you.
Chai Harem has gingerbread men and stars for Xmas.
The Gourmet Salad Hut has preserves in Christmas packs. $15.00 each pack of 4 small preserves ,gift wrapped in cellophane with gift card.
Murwillumbah Community Men’s last week with their camphor laurel breadboards. Such great value and excellent gifts – so stock up for Christmas and gifts during 2016.
CWA’s Xmas Stall – last week with so many Xmas cakes and puddings to choose from plus a vast range of other Christmas goodies to eat and share.
Photo thanks to Toni Zuschke.
Absent this week will be Tropical Flowers and Mayfields Breakfasts.
Entertainment: Tamara Cox
Weather Forecast is for: A cloudy day with a 70% chance of showers. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeasterly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cos lettuce
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Fancy lettuce
- Leafy greens – lots of varieties including herbs and kale
- Potatoes (various)
- Sweet potatoes
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, 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).
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.
Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently red and yellow heliconias.
Eggs – including organic
Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts
Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++
Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir
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!
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 9very seasonal).