Kale pesto and a new hearty breakfast stall.

What’s New this week?

Breakfast at Food@Svens. This is the first week that Sven Knieling is offering  a full breakfast menu from 7.00am. See more details under Stallholder Update below.

Local Fusion Foods – new in recent weeks has been the very popular buckwheat pancakes with stewed apples, whipped organic butter drizzled with honey. Hot pumpkin soup. And their signature dish wraps with quinoa …. and haloumi.

Kiwi fruit – those delicious packages of sweetness are  available at the Bagel Stall.qqZWH








So many winter vegetables are available at the market now. This week the focus is on KALE  The nutritional density of kale is virtually unparalleled among green leafy vegetables. It contains all 9 essential amino acids needed to form the proteins within the human body: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine – plus, 9 other non-essential ones for a total of 18.

Kale – a cousin of cabbage and broccoli it is an excellent source of antioxidants and a rich source of:

  • Phytonutrient indole-3-carbinol, which helps in DNA cell repair and slowing down the growth of cancer cells
  • Sulforaphane, which protects against prostate and colon cancer
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin, which guard your eyes from macular degeneration.

Compared to other leafy green vegetables, kale’s anti-inflammatory capabilities are unbeatable, especially with regards to the treatment and prevention of chronic conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases.


Kale is delicious finely sliced and fried with onion as a base for poached eggs for a hearty breakfast. See the recipe for Kale Pesto below.

All the best fresh produce is found at:

  • Cecil Farm: a wide range of fresh winter vegies – cauliflower, broccoli, fennel, kale plus a wide variety of tomatoes, corn and all your regular vegies.
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  • Clothiers Creek Fresh Produce – Little Gem bananas – perfect size for lunch boxes and picnics, paw paw, pumpkin, avocados and sweet potatoes.
  • Community Stall – Jenny Unwin has lots of lime, lemons and mandarins grown in her back yard and surplus to share in the absence of our regular citrus grower this year.
  • Everest Farm – mostly beautiful bananas but also zucchinis, corn and tomatoes.
  • Jumping Red Ant – a wide range of fresh winter vegies – cauliflower, broccoli, avocados,capsicum, and all your regular vegies.10438527_1663447380555756_3240263005804558641_n
  • Sylva Lining Organics – fresh winter greens including broccoli, micro greens, eggs, bananas, fresh ginger, turmeric and garlic.
  • Bio Organic Farm – fresh greens, including broccoli, three coloured caulis (purple, yellow and white), collard greens and kale, fresh herbs, beetroot and more.
  • Hydroponically grown greens at the Gourmet Salad Hut.
  • Fresh strawberries at Rainbow Fruit Flats.
  • Avocados at Narbey’s Best Avocados.
  • Apples at TANZO Apples.

Olive oil (try the garlic infused oil for the recipe below – or lemon myrtle) , olives and herbed award wining olives are a lovely complement to any meal and can be found at  Spice Palace.1505032_625361074189993_1283439553_n

 Stallholder updates:

  • Back this week are: Crabbes Creek Wood Fired breads and pizzas, and

Sven Knieling of Food@Svens joined us for the first time last week and the highlight for many were his BLT’s. Sven is also offering a great breakfast variety from his van including:

  • Tortilla wraps including:
  • – Egg and bacon, baby spinach and grilled roma tomatoes
  • – Salmon and English spinach, cream chees and hollandaise sauce
  • Quesadillas – tortilla cheese toastie including chilli bean or chilli beef or spicy chicken.
  • Farmers’ breakfasts
  • Brioche – salmon and poached egg with hollandaise sauce and bacon.

Chai Harem is still on their school holiday break returning to the market on 22nd July.

Entertainment: Guy Kachel – Enjoy this accomplished musician who brings sounds of country, rock and blues mingled. 614348

Seasonal fruit or vegie recipe:

Kale and Coriander or Basil Pesto

1 bunch of kale

2 cups of fresh basil or fresh coriander or herb of your choice

½ cup of macadamia butter of 1/2 cup pecans

Juice from 2 freshly squeezed limes or lemons

Himalayan rock salt and pepper to taste ( and fresh garlic cloves if you are a garlic fan).

Put all ingredients inside the food processor, and mix until you reach a creamy and smooth consistency.


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

  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn
  • Cos lettuce
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Fancy lettuce
  • Fennel
  • Leafy greens – lots if variety including herbs, kale, swiss chard and many more.
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Passionfruit
  • Red Papaya
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sprouts
  • Tomatoes

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)