What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
Gunter’s Flammkuchen is at the market from now until Jon returns with Crabbes Creek Wood Fired Pizzas so visit Gunter this week between Noel’s seafood stall and the apples outside under the camphor laurels and enjoy!
Seasonal produce: Pumpkins!
A most versatile vegie – wonderful baked, creamed, pureed and in desserts. And that is just the beginning. They are great in curries, risotto and in salads.
I love using cold roasted pumpkin tossed through a salad mix (include baby spinach) then top this with crushed fetta (Nimbin Valley Dairy’s “smooth cow”) and lightly roasted crushed Tweed River pecans. Toss in a few olives and drizzle with a little olive oil (Grumpy Grandma’s from Spice Palace) and you have a most delicious and nourishing meal. For dinner serve it with barbecued lamb strips or pan friend salmon.
Pumpkin is a powerhouse of goodness! Enjoy its versatility knowing also that with more than 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A it is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by the body for maintaining the integrity of skin, mucusa and good eye sight. It is believed that it plays a big part in protecting the eyes from cataracts and degeneration and helps improve night vision, according to the (USA) National Institute of Health and USDA National Nutrient database.
Pumpkins are available at the following farm stalls:
- Bio Organic Farm
- Cecil Farm
- Everest Farm
- Sylva Lining Organics
Gnocchi Cooking demo with Jonathon Evans from Ju Ju’s at 9.30am. Watch as Jono deftly prepares and cooks a traditional gnocchi made using potatoes and flour. Not only will this be wonderful to see but wait until you taste his sauces. One is made using Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms and Nimbin Valley Dairy’s cultured cream. The other is a delicious tomato salsa with market basil, Grumpy Grandma’s olives and olive oil and market fresh tomatoes. Lots of fresh herbs will feature! Come along and enjoy.
Stallholder update for the market this Week?
Fortnightly or monthly stalls:
Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed – at the market THIS week.
Marci Food – Jess has advised that she will be absent this week but back as usual next week.
My Farm Kitchen – back in mid to late November. Susie is waiting on her tropical fruit to ripen.
Go Earth – Hamish will be back the 2nd week of each month with his locally produced compost for all you enthusiastic gardeners.
Entertainment: Jesse Morris
Weather Forecast is for: A warm sunny day with light winds. Overnight temperatures will fall to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30 degrees. A very warm spring day!
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Avocados – Hass
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Peas – snow peas and shelling peas
- Silver beet
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Bok Choy, 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), Kang kong, 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
Mushrooms – gourmet mushrooms from Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms and general mushrooms from Mountain View Eggs
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.
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!
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).
Locally harvested oysters by Noel Baggalay from his Brunswick and Tweed Rivers oyster farm. Seasonally caught local fish, prawns and other seafood as it becomes locally available.