Red and green harissa and more about Spice Palace

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What’s GREAT This Week?

Another near perfect day in paradise has been forecast for our market this week.

Congratulations to Rob and Duska who have welcomed little Ginger into their family. A sister for eight year old Polly (who took this photo) and 10 year old Sunny.

With lots of warming meals being planned as we anticipate nurturing foods on cooler nights we know that adding fresh pestos, pastes and spices can make a huge difference to flavour and add variety.

We are very fortunate that we have Rob Cullinan’s and Duska Jefed’s Spice Palace bringing their locally made, low food miles dips, pestos and pastes to the market. They use the freshest produce straight from their very own vegie patch. How good is that? Unlike commercial products made for a long shelf life that use substitutes for the real thing – you can be sure that Spice Palace’s are the purest and best – using freshly crushed garlic, freshly squeezed lemon juice, just picked beetroot, freshly blitzed coriander and basil and so much more.

So it is your lucky week – Rob has let me know that this week they are offering a SPECIAL –  two dips for ONLY $10. Once tasted you will definitely be back for more. BE TEMPTED 🙂

Love hot and spicy? Spice Palace’s green and red harissa chilli pastes are addictive. Harissa is a fiery and garlicky spice paste that’s traditionally served alongside bread, stews and couscous dishes. But it is so versatile and can be used in so many ways. Great mixed in mayo or through yoghurt for a delicious sauce, mixed with honey and rubbed on chicken wings and drum sticks before roasting and in a mince based dishes too.

Made using either their own or locally grown organic red chillies with garlic, cold pressed olive oil and freshly roasted cumin and coriander seeds the red harissa adds a fantastic zing to any meal. And the green harissa is delightful even as a dip or with cheeses.

And their spices are superb. Their Chermoula Spice that has a mild to medium flavor is great rubbed on fish, poultry and meat, delicious in an omelette and sprinkled on baked vegies with oil brings a truly authentic Moroccan flavour without leaving home.

Spice Palace also sells Grumpy Grandma’s olives and olive oils. These are naturally cured olives in brine, wood smoked and semi dried olives and their cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. They also have smoked and infused flavoured oils – garlic, chilli and more. So visit Spice Palace this week and taste their harissa.

Chai Harem are celebrating the movie “Occupation” being filmed in Murwillumbah – on our home turf M’bah Showgrounds and are offering a super special!! …. A free Classic Chai with every pancake sold! This will apply for the next two weeks only.

 

Celebrate “Library and Information Week” with Murwillumbah Library at the Farmers Market this Wednesday.  Kids – join us for stories, activities and seed library fun.  Grown ups – ask us about our Community Seed Library and how it works.  Pop in and see us from 8.30am to 11am.

Stallholders returning:

  • All Natural Meat Co – back this week.

Missing from the market:

  • Crabbes Creek Woodfired is absent THIS WEEK ONLY due to power outage preventing bread prep. The community group – Tweed Palliative Support will be placed in their spot this week.
  • 11th Hour Coffee – Alistair has indicated that he may be ready to return mid May if his flood recovery hopes are achieved.
  • My Farm Kitchen – Susie is no longer bringing her beautiful artisan products

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: BROADFOOT

Weather: Partly cloudy BUT mostly SUNNY morning with temperatures ranging from 13 – a beautiful warm 25 degrees.

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

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Bok Choy
  • Capsicum
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Kale
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce and lots of leafy greens
  • Limes
  • Mandarins
  • Oranges
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Pumpkins
  • Raspberries
  • Rockmelons
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Seasonal Produce List Updated:

Vegetables

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).

Fruit

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, Raspberries, Rock melons, Sapotes, Strawberries, Watermelons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowers

Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently sassy heliconias.

Eggs – including organic

Nuts – Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts

DairyCows 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 BreadsA 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.

Please note – prices in the photo are those at the time the photo was taken and may vary weekly.