Thank you all for supporting the Market’s 4th birthday celebration last week. It was a fantastic morning with beautiful weather and such a great vibe! And so many gift vouchers to give away it was hard to keep up …
The winner of the highly coveted Country Roots Festival 4 day pass was the very lucky Alice Brown. Congratulations Alice. Other business voucher winners will be listed on the market’s Facebook page.
What’s New this week?
Nudgel Nuts is back this week after an unexpected absence due to ill health last week. Ian is thrilled to be returning with chocolate coated macadamias.
He will also be carrying new season pecans in their shells from Tweed River Pecans. Kaye said that the wet weather over Easter has put TRP’s a week behind with their drying and husking. They are working hard to gather the biggest crop they’ve ever seen! So lots of delicious shelled pecans will be coming soon.
590 Fruit Company with the very best finger limes will be at the market this week. Fran O’Hara said that they have a great variety of very high quality finger limes this year. Fran will also have guavas for the next couple of weeks and worm wee in 500ml bottles – great for your vegie patch.
Jumping Red Ant has the Fuerte avocado this week. It is a small to medium pear shaped avocado with a buttery texture and excellent flavour. Originating in the Mexican state of Puebla its name means strong in Spanish, after surviving a 1913 California frost.
Narbey’s Best Avocados Sheperds variety has run out so we can expect Narbey’s back late May when their new avocado varieties come into season enabling them to continue supplying avocados for the rest of the year.
Crumbs and Stuff will have: GF macadamia and lime cake, some ANZAC biscuits, GF crumpets (very popular with salted caramel and Everest Farm bananas, and new season rosella jam) along with all Sarah’s usual artisan preserves and biscuits.
With his casual, warm style comprising of rich vocals, acoustic finger style guitar, harmonica and sometimes the didgeridoo Rob evokes a sense of calm joy.
Supporting the Community: Dragon’s Abreast Mt Warning will be at the market again this week. We enjoy supporting the local community and DAMW will be at the market once a month.
Another group we support is Coming soon: The Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed will be back next week with more camphorlaurel bread boards. These proved to be very popular last week and they sold out unexpectedly early.
Seasonal fruit or vegie recipe:
Avocado Mousse (recipe from to Jumping Red Ant’s Facebook post)
2 large avocados
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut cream
150 g dark chocolate (70%), melted
Extra grated dark chocolate
Cut the avocados in half and remove the stone. Scoop the flesh into the large bowl of a food processor. Add the cocoa powder, vanilla, maple syrup and coconut cream. Process for 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides and process a further 10 seconds.
Add the cooled, melted chocolate. Process for 10-15 seconds or until creamy and smooth. Spoon into serving glasses or dishes. Serve with fresh fruit.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Avocados (Fuertes)
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- Finger limes
- Macadamia nuts
- Paw Paw and Red Papaya
- Pecan nuts
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, 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), Mizuna, Onion (+organic), Pak Choi (organic), Potato (Sebago) , Pumpkin (+organic), Salad Mix, Silver Beet, Sprouts (+organic), Spinach (+organic), Sweet Corn, Sweet Potato (+organic), Tatsoi (organic) Tomatoes (+organic), Taro, Watercress, Wheat grass, Zucchini (+organic).
Apples, Avocados, Bananas (Cavendish, Lady Fingers and Little Gem), Blueberries, Dragon Fruit, Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Mandoes, Oranges (organic), Passionfruit, Paw Paw, Pears, Rock melons, Strawberries, watermelons.
Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts (back in April)
Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir.
Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir
Raw unprocessed honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! And bees wax candles also.
A variety of artisan sour dough breads baked with organic flours and flavours that use local market products including macadamia nut bread!
Beef, lamb and pork (All Natural Meat Company), Salami (Nimbin Valley Diary)