Roasted Pumpkin Penne + Music by Leigh James

What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?

With pumpkins in abundance and bunches of sage at both The Gourmet Salad Hut and Summit Organics I was inspired this weekend to cook a Roasted Pumpkin Penne with Pecans and Crispy Sage. So check out our Recipes page for the full recipe. 

And I hope the photo above tempts you  too.  It is the first time I have fried whole sage leaves and they are so tasty. I will be picking up a bunch of sage weekly from now on until it is no longer available. YUMMO! 

 Most of the farm stalls have Jap pumpkins too so lots available for you to enjoy. 

If you love a roasted pumpkin salad check out our Recipes page for our roasted pumpkin salad with honey and balsamic dressing. 



Also great this week is singer songwriter Leigh James – we always get so lost in his beautiful music. Come and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere he creates.  For a preview check out this extract from his 2014 show at Twin Towns.

Stallholder Changes this Week: 

BACK this week: Crabbes Creek Woodfired

AND One Organics

 ABSENT but back next week:

  • Barefoot Farm – returning February – date TBC

ABSENT due to seasonal variations:

  • Nudgel Nuts (returning late February)
  • Narbey’s Best Avocados – returns June – later than ever due to a poor season again.
  • Tweed River Pecans will reappear at Spice Palace in April
  • Blueberry Fields – season has ended –returning July


Entertainment: Leigh James

Weather: Partly cloudy with a chance of a shower – just enough to keep us cool but not enough to fill our dams  – YET!! Ever hopeful. Max temperature around 30 degrees. 

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

  • Apples – new season Royal Galas
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Corn
  • Carrots
  • Capsicum
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • HERBS – basil + sage + rosemary + tarragon +thyme ++++
  • Mangoes
  • Raspberries
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchinis

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

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

Eggs – see our delicious Possum Creek eggs and organic eggs at Sylva Lining Organics

Nuts – Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts (macas back in season late Feb early March)

Olives – a variety of olives and semi dried Tuscan Treats plus olive oils

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 too.

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.