What’s NEW at the market this week?
FRESH SEAFOOD. Arriving at the market for the first time FRESHLY harvested oysters and FRESHLY caught mackerel, snapper and prawns – all ready for EASTER.
The photo shows a friendly dolphin checking out the Brunswick oyster lease.
Noel Baggaley of Brunswick Seed Oysters has confirmed that he WILL be at the market this week. So come and stock up on FRESH SEAFOOD for Easter. All oysters are raised in the Brunswick and Tweed Rivers and all seafood is locally caught.
Noel and his Seafood Stall will be found between TANZO Apples and 11th Hour Coffee – outside.PEARS and Quinces feature this week at TANZO Apples along with their new season Royal Gala apples. Now it is time for me to make one of my favourite desserts – pears in port! A great Easter treat.
A fully ripe quince has a wonderful perfume. Did you know that it belongs to the apple family with much the same shape as an apple but a furry skin? Quinces should NOT be eaten raw because they are very hard and bitter but they make excellent preserves. When cooked for a long time the quince changes to a deep red colour with a rich, perfumed flavour. It makes a great sorbet and is wonderful stewed with apples for an apple pie.
All Natural Meat Co – Lee and Peter have beautiful grass fed free range goat again this week.
Avocados at Jumping Red Ant – this week.
Coming soon: Doug from Narbey’s Best Avocados said that their avocados are filling out beautifully after the recent rain so they will definitely be back at the market the first week in April.
Murwillumbah Farmers Markets’ 5th Birthday Celebration is on 13th April so start painting, decorating or filling your BOOTS with herbs and vegies for the competitions.
Boots – any kind – gumboots, work boots, riding boots, tap boots, cowboy boots, fashion boots – will all feature at this special Murwillumbah Farmers Market 5th Birthday BOOTS FOR CHANGE Market Day on 13th April. Boots have been chosen as the symbol to promote farmers’ markets and to celebrate our hardworking farmers and their families.
Get your boots ready NOW for the:
- Best FANCY BOOT competition – children’s and adult’s
- Best RECYCLED boot competition – children’s and adult’s
And PLEASE bring in some old boots for the boot tossing competition. Donations are gratefully accepted 🙂
Our Artisan stalls will be back for our birthday celebration as well. For ONE WEEK ONLY so plan your Mother’s Day purchases for 13th or a treat for yourself or someone special.
Entertainment: Broadfoot with their great music.
Weather Forecast: A beautiful sunny morning is forecast with only a very slight chance of a shower in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures will fall to between 14 and 17 degrees with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- Finger limes
- Potatoes (various)
- 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, Tropical flowers – currently red and yellow heliconias.
Eggs – including organic
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).