What’s NEW at the Market this Week?
Pizzas! Jon at Crabbes Creek Woodfired is excited to bring a market favourite for the last week of the school holidays. Gather your family and friends for another great market with fresh spring fruit and vegies, new food stalls and kids activities.
Such diversity of fresh produce is perfect for a spring salad. I made a cucumber, fennel, apple and sumac salad yesterday – adapted from a recipe in Saturday’s Sydney Morning Herald but I used pecans from Tweed River Pecans instead of almonds. Sumac is from Spice Palace and the lebanese cucumber, fennel, mint and eschallots are all available from a number of farm stalls. The recipe is below.
School Holiday Activities:
Face Painting with Gretchen Hambly is always popular with the littlies. So come and enjoy the wonderful character faces she creates.
Children’s craft activities and more …. Very popular last week Heather, Paula and their assistants will be back again this week with children’s craft activity table and fun throwing and other activities too..
Come and join these wonderful activities hosted by the Family Centre Paula LaBelle. Paula said they will
have information on all their courses designed to bring more harmony ,joy and connection into our lives and our parenting journeys. Paula is also looking for interested people to join in hosting this space during school terms. Call Paula LaBelle on 0476 837 090 if you are curious or “come and see us at the market”.
Supporting the community:
ADRA is at the market this week and next for their annual fundraising appeal to support works across many countries. Many of the projects are overseas aimed at relieving hunger poverty and inequality through education.
Stallholder update for the market this Week:
Fortnightly or monthly stalls:
Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed – at the market THIS week.
My Farm Kitchen – back 12th October
Zeta’s Coffee – absent this week as Richard is away,
Go Earth – Hamish will be back the 2nd week of each month with his locally produced compost for all you enthusiastic gardeners.
Entertainment: Loren and Gabrielle
Weather Forecast is for: Overnight temperatures fall to between 10 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Recipe: Cucumber, fennel, apple and sumac salad
Peel and slice one Lebanese cucumber, slice apple into matchsticks and add to torn mint leaves, finely sliced fennel and sliced eschalots. Season with lime juice, olive oil, sumac, salt and pepper. ENJOY!
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Avocados – Hass
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Peas – snow peas and shelling peas
- Silver beet
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Bok Choy, 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), Kang kong, 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 – very seasonal).
Locally harvested oysters by Noel Baggalay from his Brunswick and Tweed Rivers oyster farm. Seasonally caught local fish, prawns and other seafood as it becomes locally available.