Persimmons + microgreens + March Madness

What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?

 

Nudgel Nuts has returned with new season macadamia nuts. Oh to be so lucky?

The exotic fruit adventure continues this week – possibly our last – with a few more mamey sapotes, one only soursop and a small supply of persimmons at Jumping Red Ant. These are well worth tasting to extend your experience with tropical fruit.

All Natural Meat Co is continuing their March Madness with 10 kgs pork for $99 so please email your order to Peter and Lee.

And if you love microgreens you have more choice now with trays of microgreens at Sylva Lining Organics or loose cut handfuls of radish, sunflower and pea microgreens at Summit Organics.

Did you know that persimmons are believed to help boost immunity due to the presence of vitamin C. They have one of the highest ascorbic acid (vitamin C) content among other fruits and a single persimmon has approximately 80% of the daily requirement of this beneficial nutrient. Vitamin C stimulates the immune system and increases the production of white blood cells, which are the primary line of defense for the body against microbial, viral, and fungal infections, as well as foreign bodies or toxins. They also contain phenolic compounds like catechins and gallocatechins, which are directly connected to preventing different types of cancer. Therefore, adding persimmons to your diet can help you stay protected from various types of cancer.

Nutritional information source: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/persimmons.html

 

Seasonal produce forecast return dates: Avocados and pecan nuts will return in April; Blueberry Fields will be back late May or early June.

Absent this week:

  • Belles Kitchen is absent – returning on 28th

 Weather: Cloudy with a high chance of showers. Temperatures will range from an early 17 degrees increasing to about 26 degrees.

*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.

Entertainment: Leigh James

Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):

  • APPLES – new season Royal Galas
  • Bananas
  • Beetroot
  • Capsicum
  • CORN
  • Cucumbers
  • Grapes
  • Lettuce
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Mangoes
  • Passionfruit
  • Paw Paw
  • Pears
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Raspberries
  • Rockmelon
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchinis

Seasonal Produce List Updated:

Vegetables

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).

Fruit

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

DairyCows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++ Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir

Honey – Raw unprocessed Caldera honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! And bees wax candles.

Rice and BreadsA 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.

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