What’s Good at the Market this Week?
Now that autumn weather has finally arrived it really is time to get busy in the garden. So if your soil is ready and prepared and it is seedlings that your are wanting you can’t go past our Farmers Choice Organic Seedlings stall – at the market each week. Stop and have a chat to Ness.
Hot favourites to plant at the moment are:
and vegetables – plant broad beans, broccoli, lettuce, onion, peas, radish, shallots, spinach, spring onion and turnip.
For growing tips you might like to visit for example: http://www.aboutthegarden.com.au/index.php/how-to-grow-broccoli/
Here is one adapted on tips for growing garlic:
Garlic can be grown from seed, which can be obtained from horticultural suppliers. It can also be grown from fresh garlic bulbs purchased from your local organic grower. (It’s important to use organic garlic, as non-organic garlic is likely to be treated with chemicals that will prevent it from sprouting.) It is also important to choose a variety of garlic suited to your climate. Russian garlic is the variety most commonly available commercially and is best suited to warmer zones. Australian garlic has bigger cloves, a more subtle flavour and can be better suited to cooler areas. http://www.aboutthegarden.com.au/index.php/how-to-grow-garlic/
What’s special at the market this week?
Pecan nut cracking with Kaye McNaught. Visit our Nudgel Nuts stall where Kaye will be set up with her trusty nut cracking tool so children can experience the joy of extracting the kernel from its shell.
For the last week of the school holidays were are very fortunate to have back Children’s activities thanks to:
Belonging Project in collaboration with The Family Centre and Tweed Shire Council are supporting an inclusive space for families and children to have fun together.
Absent this week
11th Hour Coffee is absent until the 1st week in May. Richard at Zeta’s Coffee is located at the back of the pavilion for your coffee, dairy chai or Mork hot chocolate hit.
An update from Phil is that Citrus will now be arriving the first week on MAY with his new season organic navels. Quarterdeck Organic Citrus will be located between 11th Hour Coffee and Brunswick Seed Oysters Seafood Stall. .
Entertainment: The very popular Broadfoot.
Weather Forecast is for: Temperature range is a comfortable overnight of 16 with daytime temperatures reaching around 26 degrees with the chance of a shower or two.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- 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) and Little Gem), Blueberries, Carambola (star fruit), Custard apples, Dragon Fruit, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi fruit (organic), Lemons + Limes (incl organic), Mangoes, Mandarin (organic), Oranges (organic), Passionfruit, Paw Paw, Pears, 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.
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).
Olives and Olive Oil – prize winning Grumpy Grandma’s olives and oils are available at Spice Palace.
A wide variety of really interesting spice mixes is available at Spice Palace where its is their mission to source the best of our region’s food, plus the finest spices from around the world, to offer a unique range of exotic gourmet food – spices mixes – chemoula, ras-al-hanout, dukkah mixes plus harissa and much more.
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!