What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
This week the spotlight is on capsicum – the star of many refreshing summer salads and like all fresh produce it is good for us as well. Being high in antioxidants and Vitamin C – the fresher the capsicum the better the nutritional value – one of the many real values of having such fresh seasonal produce every week.
Although botanically capsicum is a fruit and in the same family as tomatoes (both are nightshades) – it is generally referred to as a vegetable. In most countries it is known as a pepper. We mostly have the green and red capsicums at the market although occasionally we do have the yellow ones. Generally the warmer the colour the sweeter the flavour.
When selecting your capsicum choose ones that are firm, glossy and heavy for their size.
Avocados – Although Doug and Blanche Narbey’s avocado season has finished Jumping Red Ant will have avocados for about another three weeks.
Coming soon: Xmas Artisan Stalls on 30th November and 7th December
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. Here we feature just two of the stalls that will be offering unique gift inspirations:
This week we are featuring
- Homestead and Co: Sam and Carol have created natural, sustainable handcrafted wraps for keeping food fresh and free of contaminants found in plastic wrap.
- Colour and Words: As an author Chris Degenhardt has written many Science-Art Books and works of fiction. He has self
-published and now has his work published by Smashwords and Amazon as multi-platform e Books, as well as Feedaread who publishes his print editions.
As an artist he has just recently produced the most amazing series where each painting individually shows a portion of a jungle animal. Intriguing ….
Please follow our Facebook, Instagram or What’s New page on the market’s website to see designer and artisan stalls featured leading up to and during their time at the market
Stallholder update for the market this Week?
Fortnightly, monthly or seasonal stalls:
Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed – at the market NEXT week.
My Farm Kitchen – back THIS week.
Go Earth – Hamish will be back the 2nd week in December with his locally produced compost for all you enthusiastic gardeners.
Entertainment: Rob Csokas
Entertainment: Rob Csokas
Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy with areas of morning fog. There is a very slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Overnight temperatures will be between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Avocados – Hass
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Silver beet
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Bok Choy, 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), Kang kong, 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, Tropical flowers – currently red and yellow heliconias.
Eggs – including organic
Mushrooms – gourmet mushrooms from Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms and general mushrooms from Mountain View Eggs
Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts
Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++
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 – very seasonal).
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.