What’s GREAT this week?
Lychees – that deliciously decadent fruit that we associate with Christmas are back this week. . Jumping Red Ant are picking their first lychees so be early as supplies are often limited this early in the season. A great addition to your Christmas platters.
Two exciting activities are happening this week to make your Christmas gift giving extra easy:
1. Our two Christmas pop up stalls are back this week only – Lise Racine The Herbal Gardener with her wonderful skin care products made using organic herbs from her Tallebudgera Farm and Homestead and Co with their bees wax wraps. Encourage your friends and family to ditch their plastic and give them the gift that keeps on giving (for at least a year or more).
The Murwillumbah Men’s Shed with their fabulous camphor laurel boards are with us every week this month. Imagine a bread board plus a packet of chocolate macadamia nuts+ artisan muesli pack from Belles Kitchen + a jar of a Harissa and a bottle of lemon myrtle or woodsmoked or garlic infused olive oil from Spice Palace and a packet of bees wax wraps in a colourful NEW MARKET BAG! What a great gift!
The CWA stall has lots of traditional Christmas goodies to save you the time and effort and sweets for delicious gifts.
Belles Kitchen is in the Christmas spirit too. Belinda has prepared an Entertainer Pack containing one pack each of the RU Crackers flavours: Spicy, Rosemary & Olive, Cheese & Onion and Totally Seedy PLUS one jar each of of Nana’s Tomato Relish and Tomato Chilli Jam and one serve of Tamari Roasted Almonds & Pepitas. Now that sounds like a great gift!
2. Tasting Plates – during the morning tasting plates showcasing our market produce will be taken around the market for you to sample so I hope that you try something new this week.
Also don’t miss out on the CWA stall with lots of Christmas goodies and also Belles Kitchen Christmas special – The Entertainers pack to make your Christmas shopping extra easy this year.
Come along this week and bring your friends for a great market day.
Seasonal, Fortnightly or Absent Stallholder Changes this Week:
ABSENT THIS week is:
- Chai Harem
- Coffee Australia
Narbey’s Best Avocados has finished for the year and should return in April 2018.
Weather: We are in for a warm one again – mostly sunny with the chance of a shower. Temperatures are predicted to range from 18 to around 29 degrees.
Check out our fabulous new organic fair trade market t-shirts. Women’s are in organic bamboo with a cap sleeve in white or grey.
Unisex short sleeved organic cotton t-shirts are in black or grey. PLUS fabulous jute market bags – perfect for a Christmas Hamper
Entertainment: Guy Kachel
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- 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.