What’s NEW This Week?
Exceeding expectations from last week’s post we are thrilled to announce that the very popular Blueberry Fields stall is returning THIS WEEK. YES BLUEBERRIES are back. As it is early in the season there are some buckets but not many so the ‘early bird catches the …. “ well you know what! Lots of punnets though so come along and enjoy this new seasonally popular fruit that is a powerhouse of healing qualities – know by some as an antioxidant super food – for its high level of antioxidants along with other great vitamins.
Blueberries at Blueberry Fields and raspberries at Tallogum Raspberries. How lucky are we??
Plastic Free July Campaign aims to get people thinking about single-use disposable plastic and take the challenge to eliminate it from their lives.
The good news is that:
- More than 6 out of 10 of us are already refusing plastic shopping bags, avoiding pre-packed fruit and veg, picking up other people’s litter and avoiding buying bottled water.Choosing to be part of the solution, you can act by:
- Avoiding products in plastic packaging (choose alternatives)
- Reducing where possible (opt for refills, remember your reusable shopping bags)
- Refusing plastics that escape as litter (e.g. straws, takeaway cups, utensils, balloons)
- Recycling what cannot be avoided
|· Are you in for the Plastic Free July #choosetorefuse challenge?
Join 100,000+ West Australians and a million+ people world-wide stepping up in Plastic Free July in 2017. Click here to choose what you will refuse.
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 including chicks that have never been in the ocean but are fed by parent sea birds bringing “food” from the ocean to feed their chicks!! They are mistaking plastics in all forms and colours for food. With entanglement issues and more it is a truly horrifying scenario that requires dedicated effort to prevent it worsening further. Scientists predict there will be more tonnes of plastic than tonnes of fish by 2050.
Japanese Tour Group – a group of 16 Japanese farmers is visiting the market this week to learn about what we do.
- Blueberry Fields with their new season blueberries.
- The Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed is returning for the school holidays and then fortnightly now they have replenished their supplies.
- Belles Kitchen – BACK in a fortnight. Belinda was coming this week but is has come down with the lurgy. Apologies .
- The Gourmet Salad Hut – the weather has affected production so they will not be at the market this week.
- Brunswick Seed Oysters was so badly affected by the flood event that Noel has advised he won’t be back any time soon.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Don’t forget Sylva Lining organics Farm Tour next Saturday 15th July at 10.00am
Entertainment: Jesse Morris
Weather: Mostly sunny with a chilly 9 degree start reaching the low 20’s. Perfect to chill out, relax in the sun and enjoy all that the market offers.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Bok Choy
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- 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 – 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.
And smoked fish and fish pates.