What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
Seasonal produce: Jaboticaba
Susie from My Farm Kitchen is back this week with one of her specialties – Jaboticaba Jelly. Jaboticaba is an unusual purple black skinned fruit know as the Brazilian Grape Tree – being a popular native to Brazil – Its fruiting is quite striking as the “grapes” form directly on the old growth trunk and branches instead of on new growth branches of the tree.Image is courtesy of Wikipedia.This tree grows beautifully at Weka Weka Farm – Susie’s family farm. Jaboticaba is high in protein and antioxidants and is delicious as a dessert fruit as well as a jelly, wine or sorbet.
Bio Organic Farm – fresh young baby spinach now available. They have lots of new season greens so if you love organic produce visit Bio Organic Farm this week.
Sylva Lining Organics has loads of lettuce on special tomorrow plus spring onions, and eggplant.
Sadly two of our favourite stalls are running low on their seasonal produce and only have a couple of weeks to go – Nudgel Nuts and Narbey’s Best Avocados. It has been a less productive year for both with weather and other things influencing their production so they are finishing earlier than usual. Both will return next year in March and April respectively.
Stallholder update for the market this Week?
Fortnightly or monthly stalls:
Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed – at the market NEXT week.
Go Earth – Hamish will be back the 2nd week of each month with his locally produced compost for all you enthusiastic gardeners.
Weather Forecast is for: Mostly sunny. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures will be between 12 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Peas – snow peas and shelling peas
- Silver beet
- Sweet potatoes
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).
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
Mushrooms – gourmet mushrooms from Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms and general mushrooms from Mountain View Eggs
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.