Kale recipe ideas and big juicy strawberries!

What’s GREAT This Week?

KALE is in abundant supply at this time of year – Cecil Farm has huge bunches as does The Gourmet Salad Hut, Biodynamic Farm and Sylva Lining Organics. This versatile vegie makes great chips, smoothies, pestos and can be included in a range of recipes.

Make a delicious kale and chilli pesto by simply substituting kale for basil and adding some pesto flakes. If needed add a little extra oil and hey pesto! You have the perfect accompaniment for any pasta meal.

Crispy kale chips are easy to make – simply preheat oven to 200C. and toss shredded kale, olive oil,ground cumin, ground smoked paprika and sea salt flakes in a bowl or you could use ras al hanout featured in last week’s post. Spread evenly in several lined baking trays and bake

for  about 15 mins or until just crisp. When cool you will not be able to stop picking at them as they are so very delicious.

Add kale to minestrone soup, trimmed kale is great added to your breakfast smoothie and thinly sliced include in any casserole for an extra nutritional boost.

STRAWBERRIES are big and sweet now and Steve has been dipping them in chocolate (hidden behind their fruit flats stand) for an extra special treat. Visit Rainbow Fruit Flats this week for a very special strawberry treat.



Nudgel Nuts is at the market for another 3 weeks and then Ian will be away for 3 weeks returning 20th September so stock up on macadamias in preparation for his absence. 


Stallholders away:

Belles Kitchen – ABSENT THIS week.

The Bay Smokehouse – Damien is absent THIS week while fish supplies are low.

Tallogum Raspberries have a hiatus in production so won’t be back until September.

The Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed is ABSENT THIS week and fortnightly now they have replenished their supplies.

Brunswick Seed Oysters will not be back for sometime as Noel

suffered severe losses during the flood. We wish him all the best during this tough time.

Tweed Palliative Support WILL be at the market this week so please show your support for the great work they do.


Entertainment: Guy Kachel

Weather: Sunny with overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 degrees. Daytime temperatures will reach the low 20s.


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

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce and lots of leafy greens
  • Limes
  • Mandarins
  • Oranges
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Pumpkins
  • Rockmelons
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

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, Raspberries, Rock melons, Sapotes, Strawberries, Watermelons.

Flowers – Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently sassy heliconias.

Eggs – including organic

Nuts – Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts

DairyCows 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 BreadsA 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 fish locally wood smoked by The Bay Smokehouse plus smoked fish rillettes (like a fish pate).