What’s NEW This Week?
It is berry heaven at the market right now with raspberries, blueberries AND strawberries. Yes STRAWBERRIES are back – Kylie and Steve from Rainbow Fruit Flats have a small supply of early season strawberries that are large AND super sweet. Let’s celebrate and enjoy this trio of berries.
Dragon fruit have finished BUT Rainbow Fruit Flats has dried and frozen options for you to enjoy until the new season of fresh fruit comes back in. Their very special frozen pink pitaya smoothie sized packs are an excellent way to enjoy this very popular smoothie fruit throughout the year. Yes picked as mature fruit – at the height of their sweetness – they are sliced and frozen into the perfect breakfast sized smoothie pack.
Show N Shine Deli Cafe (the bakery near Coffee Australia) will have mini gluten free Mediterranean quiches this week + gluten free home made small apple pies and home made apple turnovers.
Please join us as we continue our participation in Plastic Free July Let’s keep the spot light on avoiding single-use disposable plastic and take the challenge to eliminate it from our lives.
Plastic has become a major threat to the health of our planet especially our oceans and our marine life. Watch the documentary Plastic Oceans to learn more. Our plastic waste is a deadly threat to marine life and by eliminating plastic we are choosing to be part of the solution
The Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed is back this week and fortnightly now they have replenished their supplies.
Belles Kitchen – back THIS week. Bel has delicious bliss balls, artisan muesli packs and lots more to tempt your taste buds or for unique gifts.
The Bay Smokehouse is absent this week due to a small catch reducing their supplies. Damien says they should be back next week.
Brunswick Seed Oysters will not be back for sometime as Noel suffered severe losses during the flood. We wish him all the best during this tough time.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Entertainment: Rob Csokas
Weather: A perfect sunny day with overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 and daytime temperatures reaching around 19 degrees.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Bok Choy
- Lettuce and lots of leafy greens
- 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, 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
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 – Delicious traditionally smoked locally caught fish and smoked fish rillettes (like a smoked fish pate). Visit The Bay Smokehouse where Damien said that “all of our fish is sustainably sourced from local fishermen, with a special focus on plentiful species high in Omega 3 oils. These fish are absolutely delicious when smoked, as well as very good for you”.