What’s NEW This Week?
Fresh raspberries are arriving at the market this week. Adam from Tallogum Raspberries is bringing their deliciously sweet raspberries – sometimes called a mouthful of joy! Grown by Paul and Natalie Lloyd at Lindendale they will be sold by the punnet. Once tasted you will be back for more. Fruiting on long canes that can be very prickly they are time consuming to pick so we are thrilled to be able introduce this popular fresh fruit to you.
Also at the Tallogum Raspberries Stall will be their own grown frozen raspberries and frozen blueberries (only until Blueberry Fields returns with their new season FRESH blueberries in a couple of months).
Autumn is the perfect time for planting so many vegies as the weather is gentler on leafy greens and perfect for sowing peas, radish, beetroot, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and so much more. So it is timely that we introduce you to Kieran Weston of One Organic commencing at the market this week. Kieran specialises in certified organic herb, vegie and medicinal flower seedlings that are grown from open pollinated non hybrid non treated seeds.
If you are not sure what to plant in your vegie patch Kieran recommends visiting this website: http://www.gardenate.com/zones/Australia%2B-%2BtemperateI checked it out and it gives a very comprehensive list by climate so we can all know exactly what to plant directly or as seedlings for advice for May and June.
Quarterdeck Organic Citrus – returns THIS week with new season Imperial mandarins +oranges + lemons and more to come. Other stallholders have some citrus as well:
Sylva Lining Organics, Jumping Red Ant, Cecil Farm, The Gourmet Salad Hut and My Farm Kitchen.
Nudgel Nuts back THIS WEEK with their full variety of nuts including macadamia nuts – raw, dry roasted choc coated, nut sprinkles AND Tweed River Pecans.
Missing from the market:
Show N Shine Deli absent THIS week ONLY.
11th Hour Coffee – Alistair has indicated that he may be ready to return mid May if his flood recovery hopes are achieved.
Fortnightly, monthly stall changes:
Seasonal updates: Blueberry Fields returns in July or August weather depending.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Entertainment: Guy Kachel
Weather: A chance of showers this Wednesday with temperature in the low to 20s.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cos lettuce
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- 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, Rock melons, Sapotes, Strawberries, Watermelons.
Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently 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.
Seafood – 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.