What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
Have a macadamia moment this week! Ian has been so busy harvesting and processing his new crop of macadamia nuts so that we can enjoy them in a range of styles, whole natural, dry roasted, sprinkles, oil and macadamia spread. And with Easter on the horizon I will be stocking up on chocolate coated macadamias for all my Easter gifts. I repack these into special bags for each child happy in the knowledge that they are 33% nut and 66% chocolate – a much better ration than store bought nuts.
Macadamia oil is perfect for salads and many culinary uses as well as for cosmetics – hair and skin – as its high oleic acid content makes it very stable.
With the best soil for growing these nuts AND just the right climate – well most of the time – plus an experienced and dedicated grower we have great macadamia nuts at Nudgel Nuts.
Andy of Costanzo Apples has just advised me that they have their very very last black muscats this week – but only five boxes so get in early!March Madness continues:
- All Natural Meat Co has 4 kilos of delicious free range pork for $44. The packcontains snags, mince, a roast and pork loin chops. Total real cost is around$65 but for March only just $44. Order via the web month of March only.
- Trish at Deli Café has HOT CROSS BUNS this week and a great special on gluten free pizza bases.
- Rainbow Fruit Flats has bags of dragon fruit for only $10
Welcome back: This week we are thrilled to welcome back our former pop up stall – Three Sons Coffee Cartel. You may remember that Tory and Carmel kindly filled in when 11th Hour Coffee took a break earlier this year. Tory was heading up to the roasting room this morning when I spoke with him to roast coffee beans grown at Mt Tambourine by Green Lane Coffee for this week’s coffee connioseurs.
We are sad to farewell 11th Hour Coffee. Alistair advised last week that it was his last week at the market. We thank him for his support of the market for the past almost 7 years and wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.
Seasonal produce forecast return dates: Avocados and pecan nuts will return in April; Blueberry Fields will be back late May or early June.
Just after Easter Tweed River Pecans will be back at the market with new season nuts. Of course after the summer heat and humidity when the husks
start to open there is harvesting, processing – drying and shelling and of course packaging. A busy time for all!
Absent this week:
- Belles Kitchen is absent – returning on 28th
Weather: A partly cloudy day but hopefully like last week we will see lots of sun. The chance of showers is most likely in the afternoon and evening and the temperature range is from an early 20 degrees to the mid to high 20s.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- APPLES – new season Royal Galas
- Macadamia Nuts
- Paw Paw
- 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, Raspberries, Rock melons, Sapotes, Strawberries, Watermelons.
Flowers – Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – 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
Dairy replacements – Almond milk
Honey – Raw unprocessed Caldera honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! Andbees wax candles.
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.
Rice – Dryland rice will be back at the market SOON.