Gopal’s Gourmet Vegetarian and Shiitakes

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We welcome two new stallholders this week – My Farm Kitchen was to have commenced last week but the floods and relocation of the market caused a few logistical problems. However this week we welcome Susie Hunt with her range of preserves made with produce from her family’s Weka Weka farm. My Farm Kitchen brings us sweet tomato relish, red wine chilli jelly (great with Nimbin Dairy cheeses), lemon curd, lime curd, passionfruit curds and much more. Visit Susie this week and add extra variety to your meals.

We also welcome David and Krishna Hooper who bring Gopal’s Gourmet Vegetarian food to the market. Come an13043784_1585898715056294_768234967225187638_nd enjoy hot dosas for breakfast this week. – a perfect gluten free breakfast. A dosa is made from brown rice and urad dahl (a type of lentil). The whole grains are soaked then ground into a batter and finally naturally fermented. With spices and a filling of tasty potato masala or tofu salad it is eaten with sambar dahl (lentil soup) and coconut chutney – all this for only $10.

Also this week Gary from Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms will be 13450729_1716599405267297_3387816634604545167_nat the market. He said that the Shiitake Logs have started flushing and he should have lots of Shiitakes so fingers crossed as he always sells out very early. 

Stallholder update for the market this Week.

Flat Earth Organics – Jeremy is back this week with his refreshing kombucha range – just in case you missed him last week. He will be in a different place – along the white railing fence next to Gopal’s Gourmet Vegetarian .

M’bah Community Men’s Shed – is back with their fortnightly camphor laurel boards in all shapes and sizes – keeping their members very busy.

 Absent this week are:

Narbey’s Best Avos – back in JULY with their new season Hass avocados.

11th Hour Coffee – Alistair still has van problems.

Bagels – no longer at the market in the forseeable future as Lani is expecting her first bub and cooking bagels through the night and travelling a distance to bring them to us is not conducive to a good nights sleep.

Our winter series of Farm Tours commences this Saturday at:

Cecil Farm – Doon Doon Saturday 18th June at 10.30amDes picking broccoli May15sml

If you would like to know more about how our farmers keep bringing you fresh produce EVERY week do book into their farm tours. Bookings now on 0498 733 766 or register your interest at the market. See the booking sheet at my “office” and add you name/s and contact detail. Farm addresses are supplied on booking.

This one will be followed by:

All Natural Meat Co – Doon Doon – Monday 4th July 1.00pm – 4.00pm

During the open day, Peter from the All Natural Meat Co will be conducting Farm Tours, talking about sustainable farming as well as other information; Jorja will be conducting information sessions on her vegetable gardens; and Hayden, along with the TDRS, will be conducting demonstrations as well as talks about the TRDS and their role within the community. Entry is a $10 donation per family. Any further donations will be gratefully accepted to support this amazing organisation!

Jumping Red Ant – Thursday 7th July – Bilambil site – details next week

Sylva Lining Organics – Saturday 9th July – Euengella

Jumping Red Ant – Thursday 14th July – Duranbah

BioOrganic Farm – new date to be advised.

Entertainment: Rob Csocas

Weather Forecast is for: Partly cloudy with the chance of morning fog. There is a 40% chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures will fall to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

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

  • Apples
  • 11159965_907833389272777_4373809651379920255_nBananas
  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage (Cecil Farm and others are near to being ready)
  • Custard apples
  • Capsicum
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Kang kong
  • 10429427_698166846905703_7652908564826118907_nLemons
  • Mandarins
  • Oranges
  • Passionfruit
  • Peas – snow peas and shelling peas
  • Radish
  • Rocket
  • Silver beetSwiss chard
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sprouts
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

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).

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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.


156196_429451107111010_619002682_nGerberas, 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).


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.