What’s NEW This Week?
After a few false starts due to the vagaries of the weather we finally have BLACK MUSCAT GRAPES this week. Visit Andy at the Costanzo Apple Stall for your summer grapes grown on their farm near Stanthorpe. This popular medium sized dark grape is very sweet making it a wonderful complement to cheese on a cheese platter, in salads or simply as a delicious snack. Also new season Royal Gala apples – simply the best!
This really is what eating seasonally is all about.
Jumping Red Ant still has Mamey Sapotes – a very sweet tropical fruit that is wonderful chilled, or mixed into a smoothie, a milkshake or made into ice cream. My smoothie was so thick it turned into the most delicious mousse!
Still GREAT this week are mangoes – Valencia Pride, Bowen’s, R2E2, Kensington Prides, Sensations and some Namdoc Mia Thai green mangoes at the Everest Farm stall.
Community Support: Tweed Palliative Support back this week with their chocolate selection and raffles. Please support this very worthwhile organisation.
Fortnightly, monthly stall changes:
- Go Earth Organic Compost back this week with lots of great compost for you to prepare your garden beds for autumn planting.
- Spice Palace is back this week so come and stock up on Grumpy Grandma’s olives and olive oil , an amazing array of spice combinations and Dona Cholita’s blue corn chips and Tortillas
- Nudgel Nuts – returns late March – weather dependent. Macadamia oil refills available from Spice Palace.
- Narbey’s Best Avocados returns late March or early April – weather dependent
- Blueberry Fields returns in July or August weather depending.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Entertainment: Jesse Morris brings uplifting songs about the earth, travel, change and growth. With his positive sound vibrations and words to inspire love, freedom and kindness he is perfect for our market.
Weather: Cloudy with a very high chance of showers and maybe a thunderstorm. Overnight temperatures falling to around19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cos lettuce
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- Potatoes (various)
- Sweet potatoes
- Sapotes (Mamey)
Seasonal Produce List:
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 Corn, Sweet Potato (+organic), Tatsoi (organic) Swedes, Tomatoes (+organic), Taro, Watercress, Zucchini (+organic).
Apples, Avocados, Bananas (Cavendish, Lady Fingers (organic also), 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, Rock Melons, Strawberries, Watermelons.
Flowers: Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses and on occasion tropical flowers
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 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!
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
Meat: 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 – very seasonal).
Seafood: Locally harvested oysters by Noel Baggalay from his Brunswick and Tweed Rivers oyster farm. Seasonally caught local fish, prawns and other seafood as it becomes locally available.