Blueberries are arriving this week. Otto and Lynette Saeck – the owners of the Blueberry Fields orchard have been growing blueberries in the area for more than 20 years and once you taste these you too will be walking out with a bucket full like dozens of other market regulars.
Spring brings lots of activity in the animal world especially at Nimbin Valley Dairy where the goats have kidded creating a very busy dairy. With this comes the gradual return of goat products from their very happy goats.
The first to arrive back at the market is the marinated goats cheese – available this week.
The Billy range of soft goat curd cheeses, are made from their freshest morning milk. We will see the very popular Saint Billy (in the photo) back in supply next week.
Coming up soon:
26th September – FREE Farm Walk at Bio Organic Farm – 10.00am with a $5 morning tea available.
23rd September – Cooking demo with Ju Ju’s chef Jonathan Evans. Learn how to create delicious potato gnocchi. It is fun and easy. This is the first event of the September Tweed Foodie Fest days with events from 23rd to 27th September.
Nudgel Nuts is away this week. Ian will be back with his supply of macadamia nuts oils, crumbed nuts and paste on 9th September. Tweed River Pecans are available at Narbey’s Best Avocados this week.
As the weather is warming up some of the outside stalls will relocate to find more shade so they are still at the market – just in a different place.
Community support: Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival – coming very soon. There is an extensive line up of talen including the Wilson Pickers who are an Australian ensemble that perform original folk and country tunes Utilising bluegrass instrumentation and superb 5 part vocal harmony.
Weather: Patchy morning fog breaking up to reveal a delightfully sunny day with a temperature range of 8 – 26 degrees.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cos lettuce
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Custard apples
- Fancy lettuce
- Leafy greens – lots if variety including herbs, kale, swiss chard and many more.
- Potatoes (various)
- 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, 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) and Little Gem), Blueberries, Carambola (star fruit), Custard apples, Dragon Fruit, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi fruit (organic), Lemons + Limes (incl organic), Mangoes, Mandarins (organic), Oranges (organic), Passionfruit, Paw Paw, Pears, Rock melons, Strawberries, Watermelons.
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.
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!
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).