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What’s GREAT on 3rd January 2018
There is nothing like biting into a chilled red plum for setting the taste buds tingling! And they have arrived at the Costanzo Apple Stall. These plums are also superb stewed and served with cream.
Did you know that this delicious fruit not only taste great but are a good source of potassium, fibre and vitamins A and C. They are also rich in antioxidants and contain the amino acid tryptophan that is used to produce the neurotransmitter serotonin – great for inducing sleep!
Now is the time to sink your teeth into the succulent fleshy softness of the delicious and nutritious dragon fruit from Rainbow Fruit Flats stall. Low in calories but full of goodness – dragon fruit contains a surprising number of phytonutrients.
Dr Mercola at http://foodfacts.mercola.com/dragon-fruit.htmlsays “eating dragon fruit can help the body maintain such normal function as ridding the body of toxi
c heavy metals and improved eyesight. Lycopene, responsible for the red color in dragon fruit, has been shown to be linked with a lower prostate cancer risk”. Now that is a bonus!
In its self contained packaging it is so easy to slice and scoop! Simply slice it lengthwise and either scoop out the flesh, or quarter it and peel back the leathery skin. Great to eat on the run as it is so portable.
And don’t forget that our newest stall– Tropical Delights with their unique tropical plants that include Moringa as well as turmeric, gingers, galanagal and beautiful tropical cut flowers too.
Special this week are Crabbes Creek Woodfired pizzas! Yes Jon is back and braving the extra heat to cook you your favourites!
Seasonal, Fortnightly or Absent Stallholder Changes this Week:
Absent this week:
Coffee Australia (11th Hour Coffee is at the market for your coffee pleasure) and
One Organics – too hot for seedlings so will advise when they return.
Nourished Live Foods – Jess will be back next week.
Season has ended for: Avocados, macadamia nuts, pecan nuts and … they will return in April.
Weather: A little showery this week with a top of 28 degrees forecast.
*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):
- DRAGON FRUIT
- Lettuce and lots of leafy greens
- Potatoes (various)
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
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).
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
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.