What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
Crabbes Creek Woodfired Bread – simply superb. Made from the best organic stone ground flours and a secret sourdough fermentation process makes Crabbes Creek Woodfired bread simply the best. So popular that last week Gina ran out way to early!! And no wonder! Gina and Jon bake their bread in a huge woodfired oven especially crafted by artisan – Jon at their home in Crabbes Creek. This gives their bread that authentic traditional taste, texture and its unique flavour. With so many different bread choices it really is a tough decision – should it be macadamia and honey or pumpkin or perhaps the earthy nutty spelt loaf this week????
And what is better than having the perfect sourdough with fresh locally grown and produced Grumpy Grandma’s infused wood smoked extra virgin olive oil to dip into topped with deliciously fresh dukkah from Spice Palace. Or perhaps a cheese platter with award winning olives and cheeses from Nimbin Valley Dairy.
The sweetest variety of cucumber with its thin dark green skin and crisp flesh is the Lebanese – abundant at most of our farm stalls during the summer season. It is perfect to eat like an apple between meals or sliced thinly and tossed on any salad that you enjoy.
For a quick and delightfully cooling lunch try a chilled cucumber soup. I love it with tarragon so here is my Chilled Cucumber, Yogurt and Tarragon Soup recipe.
1 kilo of cucumbers, washed and stems removed, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons chopped tarragon leaves
1 cup Greek yogurt (or coconut yogurt for a vegan option)
Cold water or vegetable/chicken stock
Salt and black pepper
In a large blender, place half of the cucumbers, the tarragon and 1/2 cup of cold water. Blend until the cucumbers are completely pureed. Remove the blended cucumbers to a bowl and process the remaining cucumbers with another 1/2 cup of cold water. Place all of the pureed cucumbers into the bowl. Whisk the yogurt into the cucumber puree and season with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. If desired add more cold water to thin the soup. Cover the soup and place it into the refrigerator until chilled, about 3 hours or overnight.
Amanda & Paula from The Family Centre will be providing craft activities for the children: tree pictures using lentils, dried beans, coconut etc for the older ones and playdough landscapes for the younger ones.
Stallholder Changes this Week:
BACK this week:
Summit Organics, Nudgel Nuts and The Cupboard Above the Kettle.
The season has ended tor Blueberry Fields – we look forward to their return in July.
- Barefoot Farm – back in February
- Nourished Live Foods- Jess maybe walking but not able to stand and cook for you just yet.
- One Organic – seedlings
Entertainment: Phil and Tilley
Weather: Partly cloudy with a very slight chance of a shower. Daytime temperatures will be in the low to mid 30s.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- 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 – 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 l