What’s New this week?
Jumping Red Ant planted their kipfler potatoes back in March this year. Freshly dug for the market they are now available.These elongated finger shaped potatoes with pale yellow skin and yellow flesh are a favourite of many potato lovers. Originally from Germany – this great tasting waxy potato has a lower GI than many of the high starch varieties. Some believe the kipfler is best used for baking and boiling and is wonderful in a potato salad. So try them steamed in a warm winter salad with roasted capsicum, garlic and onion tossed on freshly picked mixed fancy lettuces and rocket. Use your favourite dressing.
See Smashed kipflers recipe below.
Two FREE farm walks coming up for market patrons
Earlier this month more than 30 people enjoyed the farm walks at Cecil Farm Doon Doon but so many missed out that due to popular demand Des and Donna are holding another walk on Sunday 26th July at 10.00am.
Sylva Lining Organics are also opening up their farm for a farm walk on Saturday 25th July at 12.00 noon.
At Sylva Lining Organics Ian Willis will be talking about how they farm organically using mulch and making their own compost. Their focus is on improving their soil every year through organic farming practices such as crop rotation and green manure crops to rejuvenate the soil. They raise livestock as well as grow vegetables. Why? Ian says “come and learn the difference between linear farming and cyclic farming”. If you share Ian and Sylva’s passion about detoxifying our food source then you will enjoy this farm visit
If you would like to book in please book in at the market or email: [email protected]
- Botanical Bazaar – Stacey is visiting the market this week to promote her gardening expo. Like no other – at this expo on 30th August you will discover new gardening ideas and urban gardening concepts, gain access to live educational presentations and tropical fruit tastings, have the ability to purchase unique plants, kids can participate in nature craft workshops, and you’ll fall in love with botanical themed retail items and have access to green services. All of which can be incorporated into your own gardening visions and living environments.
- Jenny Unwin will continue to bring her surplus backyard grown limes, lemons and mandarins.
Away this week is Nudgel Nuts and Chai Harem. Chai Harem is still on their school holiday break returning to the market on 22nd July.
Update 14 July – Gypsy Chai has withdrawn so is not relieving Chai Harem this week as posted yesterday Sorry ?But …..
Zeta’s Coffee has a delightful Chamellia Chai made as a Chai Latte This is an Irish Breakfast infused with spices and hot honey. They offer several milk options – dairy, almond or soy milk.
Back this week – Mt Warning Bake House breads, pies and muffins definitely back this week.
Entertainment: Rob Csokas.
Seasonal fruit or vegie recipe:
(adapted from Poh’s Smashed Potatoes http://www.abc.net.au/tv/pohskitchen/stories/s2972042.htm)
- Kipfler potatoes well scrubbed or, peeled
- coconut oil or butter
- Freshly picked thyme or rosemary, chopped
- Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- Boil potatoes until just tender then drain and slightly cool before placing on a baking tray. With the palm of your hand, press down on each potato so it crumbles and falls apart. Sprinkle thyme or rosemary and small chunks of coconut oil or butter over the potatoes and cook at 180°C regular or 170°C fan forced. Shake tray occasionally to ensure a good coating of butter or oil and roast until olden and crunchy.
Season with salt and pepper.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cos lettuce
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Fancy lettuce
- KIWI Fruit
- Leafy greens – lots if variety including herbs, kale, swiss chard and many more.
- Red Papaya
- Sweet potatoes
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)