Watermelons, rock melons and the smell of Christmas – fresh Xmas tree pine saplings.

What’s News at the Market this Week?

It is beginning to smell a lot like Christmas – at least at the market this week as Platypus Point Flowers will have fresh Christmas trees for sale. Cathryn said that they have lots of pine saplings on their block that firemen friends have said need to be cut down so whoopee! I will have a fresh Christmas tree in my home this year for my younger grandchildren to enjoy.

Two more pop up artisans are joining us this week:

  • The talented Lise Racine, who is The Herbal Gardener, is bringing her range of herbal skin care products that she makes on her farm. Not only does Lise grow many of the key floral ingredients in her products she is also a bee keeper so this contributes to the overall quality and heart of her range. 

 All her products are hand-made on a small scale using no synthetic preservatives, petroleum ingredients or fragrances. Lise says “we favour Australian certified organic ingredients.”

  • Renee Jeffery Ceramics is returning this year with more of Renee’s original whimsical pottery creations are wheel thrown and hand painted pottery at her home studio. Coming from a family of afternoon tea drinkers she draws inspiration for imagery from children’s literature and life’s little peculiarities. If you love quirky you will love selecting some of Renee’s pieces as gifts for friends and family.

Pop up artisans featured last week and at the market again this week are

  • Emubeads – beautiful handmade glass beads and silver earings and necklaces. This is Michele’s last week. 
  • Chelle and the Fig – photographic art for the home and to wear.
  • Gravity Accessories has a range of hats, cotton retro style scarves and much more.
  • Bedouin Designs – was incorrectly called Goldhawke Designs last week. Oops sorry!  Hadia makes caftan style tops and dresses that are colourful and breezy.
  Plus our December regulars the CWA AND the Murwillumbah Community Mens’ Shed.
Photo credit is to Instagram's craftyshirleyw

What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?

It’s that melon time of year – cool refreshing chilled melon to help us cope with the heat. Watermelons and rockmelons have been picked and will be at the Everest Farm Stallthis week.
I love watermelon with mint so I will be whipping up a watermelon salad to enjoy. It is so simple – diced watermelon with finely chopped mint tossed with crumbled feta and chilled well before serving. It not only looks delightful but tastes so fresh and delicious. It can be embellished with finely diced cucumbers (there are lots of Lebanese cucumbers at the market throughout summer) and/or drizzle dwith balsamic vinegar 😋.
If smoothies are your joy then a watermelon smoothie with ice, lime juice and lime zest is super refreshing.
Or how about a watermelon caprese appetiser. Wow your friends and family with this fresh colourful appetiser with so much Christmas appeal. Here is the link for the watermelon caprese appetiser in the photo above.