What’s NEW This Week?
Sapote – this week Jumping Red Ant will have Mamey Sapotes. This very sweet tropical fruit – native to Central America and Mexico it can be up to 25cm long. It has a rough and leathery-woody looking skin hiding a deep orange to salmon pink creamy sweet flesh. This creamy fruit has an exotic flavour with notes of baking spices such as vanilla and nutmeg with undertones of pumpkin, banana, pear and apricot. Inside the large central pit is the fruit’s seed, similar in appearance and flavor to an almond. Although the pit is edible it should NOT be eaten raw. Note – the seed is inside the pit!
It is wonderful chilled, or mixed into a smoothie, a milkshake or made into ice cream. So try this exotic fruit this week and let is know how you enjoyed it.
Still GREAT this week are mangoes – Valencia Pride, Bowen’s, R2E2, Kensington Prides, Sensations and some Namdoc Mia Thai green mangoes at the Everest Farm stall.
Costanzo grapes still haven’t been harvested so hopefully next week we will have their popular black muscats. But their new season Royal galas are here so enjoy these.
There are always lots for summer vegies to enjoy a salad this week with the crunch of a Lebanese cucumber or diced zucchini soaked on Byron Bay Gourmet balsamic vinegar as demonstrated by chef Louise Miller last week.
Thanks to The Family Centre’s volunteer Amanda we will have a regular kiddies spot every week. Amanda is providing an activity every week for Mum’s and Dad’s or grandparents to enjoy wit the littlies. Please know that this is not a child minding service it is a family activity.
Community Support: Tweed Palliative Support (TPS) is at the market this week with their artisan range of delicious chocolates – great for gifts
TPS is fund raising to support the palliative care that they provide with no government funding. So please say hello to Liza and Meredith who are behind this very worthy cause and help them to help the locals in need.
Gunters Flammkuchen will return this week with his popular German style pizzas.
Fortnightly, monthly stall changes:
- Go Earth Organic Compost – the first week in every month ONLY.
- Nudgel Nuts – returns in March
- Narbey’s Best Avocados returns late March or early April
- Blueberry Fields returns in July or August weather depending.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We now have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Entertainment: Rob Csokas
Weather: A cooler day – partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Temperatures will range from an overnight of 19 degrees with daytime temperatures reaching the high 20s.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cos lettuce
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- Potatoes (various)
- 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, 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 Corn, Sweet Potato (+organic), Tatsoi (organic) Swedes, Tomatoes (+organic), Taro, Watercress, Wheat grass, Zucchini (+organic).
Apples, Avocados, Bananas (Cavendish, Lady Fingers (organic also), 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, Rock melons, Strawberries, Watermelons.
Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently red and yellow heliconias.
Eggs – including organic
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!
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.
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.