What’s GREAT This Week?
A beautiful sunny day is forecast so come and relax – enjoy great music, the best coffee from Coffee Australia and wonderful fresh produce.
This week we have the perfect portable snack – the Imperial mandarin – NOW in season. Phil Buck of Quarterdeck Organic Citrus returned to the market last week with Australia’s most popular mandarin and a selection of other of citrus which we will see evolve over the coming weeks. Originating in Aus in the 1890’s the Imperial mandarin is popular because it is so easy to peel and has few seeds.
Don’t forget we now have fresh raspberries, organic seedlings and delightfully crisp new season apples too.
With cooler weather there is a good supply throughout the market now of lettuces, kale, bok choy, silverbeet, baby spinach, rocket, parsley and more so get creative with warming casseroles made using rich bone broths (also available at Marci Food if you haven’t time to make your own). With so many farm fresh vegies now we can all be bounding with good health.
Chai Harem are celebrating the movie “Occupation” being filmed in Murwillumbah – on our home turf M’bah Showgrounds – over the next two weeks – offering a super special!! …. A free Classic Chai with every pancake sold! This will apply for the next two weeks only.
Show N Shine Deli is back THIS WEEK.
Brunswick Seed Oyster has also returned with seasonal fish, oysters and prawns when available.
Missing from the market:
All Natural Meat Co – back next week.
11th Hour Coffee – Alistair has indicated that he may be ready to return mid May if his flood recovery hopes are achieved.
Belles Kitchen – with her lovely artisan products will be attending fortnightly from now on Belinda will NOT be at the market this week.
Seasonal updates: 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: Sticky Rock Duo
Weather: Partly cloudy BUT mostly SUNNY. Morning fog clearing with temperatures ranging from 10 degrees to the low 20s.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Bok Choy
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- Lettuce and lots of leafy greens
- Potatoes (various)
- Sweet potatoes
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, Rock melons, Sapotes, Strawberries, Watermelons.
Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently sassy heliconias.
Eggs – including organic
Nuts – Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts
Dairy – Cows 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 Breads – A 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.