Apricots …. back in time for Christmas. If you missed my late amendment to last week’s fb post you may not have discovered that apricots have arrived. Tanzo apples has their delicious smooth and sweet apricots this week so enjoy what is generally a short season. We are hoping their cherries will arrive next week.
Remember there are only three (3) more market Wednesdays until Christmas! So place your orders for your Christmas ham – Peter and Lee have advised that they will only have boneless ham this year.
CWA has mince pies, Christmas cakes and puddings (gluten-free also available at the market).
Lani – and her bagel stall are also carrying her extra special handmade Christmas Gingerbread Houses – so if you are looking for that special table piece Lani has it for you.
Or maybe you would like a Xmas wreath made from nature. Jony Taylor at Tropical Flowers (relocated inside the pavilion this week and next to Bagels) is taking orders. The bright heliconias make the perfect centrepiece for your Christmas table. See Jony for advice on presentation – large or small. This photo is our table at the Tweed Foodie Fest on Saturday night.
Due to popular request we have invited our designers and artisans back for an encore. Food AND Culture Market is back on 16th December with the return of the eight exciting designer and artisan stallholders that joined us last week.
Homestead & Co will be at the market each week throughout December so here is your chance to avoid plastic cling wrap and to give the gift of an alternative to friends and family.
It is sad but true. Narbey’s Best Avocados have finished for the year. Doug has expanded his planting and varieties of avocados but it will take about three years for the trees to become sufficiently productive. When they do his season should last longer but for now he has run out.
Supporting the community:
- Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed back with their camphor laurel breadboards. Such great value and excellent gifts – so stock up for Christmas and in advance for gifts during 2016.
- CWA’s Xmas Stall – with so many Xmas cakes and puddings to choose from plus a vast range of other Christmas goodies to eat and share.
Coming back soon:
16th December – Designer & Artisan Market – Food and Culture – Creating Connections.
Please review What’s New blogs for 25th November and 2nd December to see the range of artisan products returning on 16th.
Entertainment: Guy Kachel
Weather Partly cloudy. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 18 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30
- Cos lettuce
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Fancy lettuce
- Leafy greens – lots of varieties including herbs, kale, swiss chard and many more.
- Potatoes (various)
- Red Papaya
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Broccoli, Cabbage, 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 Corn, Sweet Potato (+organic), Tatsoi (organic) Swedes, Tomatoes (+organic), Taro, Watercress, Wheat grass, Zucchini (+organic).
Apples, Apricots, Avocados, Bananas (Cavendish, Lady Fingers (organic also) and Little Gem), Blueberries, Carambola (star fruit), Custard apples, Dragon Fruit, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi fruit (organic), Lemons + Limes (incl organic), Mangoes, Mandarin (organic), Oranges (organic), Passionfruit, Paw Paw, Pears, Rock melons, Strawberries, Watermelons.
Eggs – including organic
Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts
Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++
Raw unprocessed 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 range of organic flours (including spelt and rye) and flavours that use local market products including macadamia nut bread!
Beef, lamb and pork (All Natural Meat Company) and goat, Salami (Nimbin Valley Diary) periodically. + lamb and chicken sourced within the broader market radius and locally caught fish 9very seasonal).