Fabulous fennel

What’s GREAT This Week

Fabulous fresh fennel with its mild licorice-like flavour has arrived at the market. Whether you enjoy it raw or roasted this crunchy and subtly anise-flavored when raw, and tender and deeply sweet when roasted.

So this week try fennel in a range of recipes from:

  • slivered fennel on avocado toast with crumbled fetta
  • tossed salad with orange segments, avocado and pecans – the perfect combination of seasonal produce
  • sautéed fennel with onions
  • roasted fennel with slow roasted lamb.

For lots more fennel recipes visit: http://www.seriouseats.com/2016/09/fennel-recipes.html

Fennel is a flowering plant species in the carrot family believe it or not! It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is crunchy and slightly sweet. All foods straight from the earth contain lots of valuable antioxidants and healing phytonutrients and fennel is a great one in this respect. Like many spices, fennel contains a unique combination of phytonutrients—such as flavonoids rutinquercitin, and various kaempferol glycosides—that give it strong antioxidant activity.

Fennel bulbs are available at the Cecil Farm stall.

Also great this week are the new season navel oranges at Quarterdeck Citrus Farm stall (great sliced and served with slivered fennel) and and farm fresh raspberries.


And don’t forget we now how seedlings at the market every week. One Organic Seedlings is you place to find vegies and herbs ready for planting out this week!

Stallholders returning:

11th Hour Coffee – Alistair has returned. He caught me by surprise last Tuesday evening and returned last week.

 Fortnightly, monthly stall changes: 

Belles Kitchen is absent this week and  BACK next week. Belinda is now coming fortnightly so enjoy her delightful bliss balls, Aussie dukkah, muesli and so much more again next week.

Seasonal updates:

Narbey’s Best Avocados:  – Doug and Blanche are nearing the end of their Shephards so we will see a few Fuertes this week.

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: Mark Ridout

Weather: A beautiful sunny day with a touch of winter with temperatures ranging from 10 – a beautiful 20 degrees.

Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Bok Choy
  • Capsicum
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce and lots of leafy greens
  • Limes
  • Mandarins
  • Oranges
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Pumpkins
  • Raspberries
  • Rockmelons
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

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

DairyCows 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 BreadsA 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.