What’s good this week?
Blueberries by the bucket
Good for the brain (research conducted at the USDA Research Centre) they also attack free radicals and contain flavonoids that may help to reduce plaque and improve heart health. There are so many reasons to eat blueberries apart from the sheer joy of that small tasty morsel!
If you are relatively new to the market you may not be familiar with the very popular blueberry buckets. You will see lots of people carrying small white buckets as they shop. These are experienced market shoppers who know that the buckets run out early so visit Anja at the blueberry stall next to Nimbin Valley Dairy before they do all their other shopping. So if you are keen to have a bucket of blueberries then be early so you don’t miss out. They are available by the punnet also.
Cooling drinks: With the much warmer weather don’t forget that we have stalls with refreshing cool drinks. Local Fusion Food has a lemon, mint and honey cooler. Lani at the Bagel Stall has lemon myrtle and organic sparkling apple juice and Chai Harem now offers iced Turkish apple tea made from freshly pressed apples, cinnamon and cloves to give a subtle yet totally refreshing flavour.
Stallholder Update: Cecil Farm is BACK this week.
Hayters Hill Grill is AWAY this week – apologies from Jodie and Mike. They will be back next week.
Coming Up …. Tweed River Pecan Farm Walk and Designer & Artisan Market – Food and Culture – Creating Connections
When: Saturday 28th November from 10am for a 10.30am start at the packing shed.
The program includes a short introduction to pecan growing by David. He will share insights into the process of pecan production, showing the machinery used. This is followed by a walk around their park like orchard for about 40 minutes.
Reserve this date in your calendar if you are curious about growing pecans and just love the idea of walking through a beautiful pecan orchard. More details on the market’s “What’s New” page.
Designer & Artisan Market – Food and Culture – Creating Connections
We are bringing you the opportunity to purchase some amazingly unique Christmas gifts at our annual Christmas designers and artisans inclusion at the farmers’ market on Wednesday 2nd December so follow us on Facebook to see photos of the exciting gifts that will be available. I will also profile some of these each week in this blog. Here are a few of creative artisans who are coming:
- Japanese inspired collages, paintings and photos on timber or canvas for wearable and home deco artworks by Mon Manabu.
- The Herbal Gardener – Lise Racine offers natural, herbal skin care products that are hand-made on the farm and contain pure calendula oil 100% certifies organic.
- Emu beads – in Michele’s words – glass art with a whole. These are spectacular melted glass beads.
- Jewellery by Juliette Wehling – a range of nature inspired jewellery featuring silver and nature’s bounty plus natural Christmas decorations.
- Greenbird Gallery – Olive and the Volcano Letterpressnotebooks – perfect for shopping lists, journals, scribbles, thoughts… plus Jo Jackson beads made mostly from upcycled beads. Also amazing artisan conserves such as tomato relish, mango chutney with ginger and dates by Kerstein. …… And many more tempting gifts.
Entertainment: Tamara Cox
Weather: Cloudy with an overnight low of 18 and daytime temperature between 26-30 degrees. A 50% chance of showers in afternoon and evening.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- 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, 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.
Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses,
Eggs – including organic
Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts
Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir
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).