Spot light is on cabbages and pork

What’s GREAT This Week?

This week we are shining the spotlight on CABBAGE. Why! Well  – cabbages are in abundance now – both red and green, and because it is such a versatile and delicious vegie if prepared accentuating its very positive qualities.

The green cabbage is such a sweet vegie that it is perfect for salads and slaws, for stir-frying and it is delightful  briefly steamed to retain is full flavour. I love streaming it with a big dab of butter on top – sublime!

Red cabbage is also delicious thinly sliced in salads – and how about a red cabbage slaw?  It is also delicious cooked with caraway seeds and a splash of vinegar making a delicious and beautiful addition to any meal.

This recipe is available at

Or even braised red cabbage with apple and dried cranberries!

If you are a ginger lover like me then you will love this recipe for Cabbage, ginger and sesame stir fry – Taste

I also use both the red and green cabbages to make fermented cabbage or sauerkraut and kimchi. I make lots while they are bountifully available and enjoy these throughout the year. Great for healthy gut biome too if that is your focus.

Fresh local cabbages are available from the following market stalls: Bio Organic Farm, Cecil Farm, Everest Farm and Jumping Red Ant.

TIP: Always look for a cabbage that is heavy for its size and have tightly packed leaves – except for the Asian style cabbages that tend to be looser.

PORK: If you love pork then you can’t do better than All Natural Meat Cos  free range happy pigs from their Doon Doon farm. These grass fed pigs are really well nurtured. All cuts are available every week.


Seasonal, Fortnightly or Absent Stallholder Changes this Week: 

  • Belles Kitchen HERE this week.
  • Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed HERE this week
  • Narbeys Best Avocados finished until the Lamb Hass come on later in September or early October. Jumping Red Ant still has avos though so don’t despair. Between the two we should have avos available through to Christmas
  • Nudgel Nuts – Ian is AWAY for the next 3 weeks having a well earned holiday travelling to interesting places so Spice Palace will carry pecans and maca oil and spread out a little for the next few weeks. Thanks Rob for helping out.
  • Quarterdeck Organic Citrus – their season has FINISHED for 2017
  • Tallogum Raspberries – September is their expected return date.

Coming NEXT week: Wed September the 6th is Indigenous Literacy Day and The Family Centre  is organising a craft activity with an Indigenous theme so let all your friends know and bring along your littlies to enjoy this experience.

Entertainment: David Hooper – yes David from Dosa Heaven is also a beautiful musician.

Weather: Partly cloudy with some patchy early morning fog. Overnight temperatures will fall to between 5 and 10 degrees with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. There is a very slight chance of rain.

Don’t forget that we have an ATM at the market every week fro your convenience

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

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Beetroot
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce and lots of leafy greens
  • Limes
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Pumpkins
  • Rockmelons
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

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, s

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, Mang

oes, 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 softcheeses, 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 ValleyDiary) periodically + lamb and chicken sourced within the broader market radius and locally caught fish – very seasonal.

Seafood – Locally harvested fish locally wood smoked by The Bay Smokehouse plus smoked fish rillettes (like a fish pate).