What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
While many of our farm stalls have some citrus this week we welcome Stephen Cousins who is bringing a full range of citrus grown on his family farm at Burringbar. If you have been looking for locally grown mandarins then this week you will be delighted to enjoy Page mandarins. This is a wonderfully sweet juicy seedless fruit first discovered in Orlando USA in 1963. It is believed to be a cross between a clementine mandarin and a tangelo.
Stephen will also have delicious juicy navel oranges and coming soon – blood oranges. This variety needs a few more chilly nights to produce the sweetness that we all love.
Tangors, cumquats lemons and limes – there is citrus galore this week. The Gourmet Salad Hut has oranges, lemons and grapefruit as well and Sylva Lining Organics has some certified organic citrus.
Somnifera Soaps is a handmade product of the creative Cousin’s family. So they will also have at the market fantastic soaps that include a soap especially made to use on your hair – yes a liquid shampoo replacement. From their Facebook page I discovered that their new batches of shampoo/conditioners come in Pina Colada/Salty Lime made with coconut milk for super soft hair and Dragons Egg and Dragons Blood to provide a protein boost to strengthen fine/damaged hair.
SNOW PEAS are being picked by Sylva Lining Organics this week. Delightful steamed or added to a salad we love their sweet crunchiness.
Spice Palace has been picking organic green chillies from their patch and making batches of green harissa. From garden to jar within a few short hours means the super fresh and a most delicious harissa. This immediacy of produce to product has been their vision for many years!
FARM TOURS: More farm tours are planned for August so follow us to see the dates as they become available.
COMING SOON and CHANGES – Seasonal produce updates and talks:
- Vietnamese Lotus back THIS week.
Blueberry Fields returns in July. The berries are a little behind anticipated ripening dates due to the hail damage sustained in November 2017.
THIS WEEK: At 9.30am you can hear about Eating your way to Health this Winter with Immune Balancing Market Foods and Herbs. Jenny Kenneally –Clark herbalist and naturopath is happy to share her knowledge and experience with you. Bring along any questions you have.
Narbey’s Best Avocados back in July with new season Hass
Weather: A beautiful sunny day after a patchy foggy start. Temperatures will range from 8-10 overnight with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20 ‘s.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Entertainment: David Hooper and band – TranscenDance
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Avocados –
- Citrus in abundance
- Macadamia Nuts
- Pecan nuts
- Paw Paw
- Snow Peas
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Bok Choy, (+organic) Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Capsicum (+organic), Cauliflower, Chard (organic), Chilli (+organic), Cucumber (+organic), Corn, Eggplant (+organic), Fennel, Garlic (+organic), Herbs (+ 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, radish and pea srouts), 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), + Egyptian spinach, 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 AND award winning St Billie goats cheese.
Honey – Raw unprocessed Caldera 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 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.