What’s NEW at the Market this Week?
The Farm Tour + Luncheon at Summit Organics Farm is booked out so if you missed out on this one they will be holding another one in October.
Bio Organic Farm Tour is on 4th August at 10.00am and is FREE. Avi and Zehavit are handing over the reins to the younger generation. Their son Ooogie and his partner Shyamli (Basil) in the photos here carrying this big bunch of freshly harvested celery – are now taking the lead on the farm while Avi concentrates on constructing their Farm Stay cabins. So come and see their unique greenhouse growing techniques for tomatoes, capsicum and in spring – cucumbers and their rows of lush greens in the paddock. No bookings are required as they are not catering. However they are providing the option for you to purchasing brunch while at the farm.
What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
I love discovering new ways to eat fresh produce and this week I discovered an Instagram post with a recipe for roasting radish at @preventative_nutrition. I had never considered cooking radish but have since tried and this is what I discovered. The heat from radish completely disappears when roasted and their size makes a delicious burst of moisture and flavour that just pops in your mouth. They go really well with roasted beetroot. And you can roast the tops of both root vegies as well – so no waste.
I roasted diced beetroot and whole radish after lightly searing them on the stovetop first in some lovely coconut oil. Roast until just tender – about 5-10 minutes and remove from oven. Add in the beet and radish tops and a little butter. Roast until wilted – only a couple of minutes so don’t walk away!! Serve both on the wilted tops with lightly toasted macadamia sprinkles and a dressing made from balsamic vinegar and olive oil with a dash of chilli if you like a little heat! If you wish you could drizzle over some lovely Caldera honey. It is an excellent way to enjoy these vegies in winter.
Seeing a recent photo of Summit Organics freshly picked carrots has now inspired me to revisit one of my all time favourite salads – grated carrot with ginger and orange dressing (see the Recipes and Tips page for details.
CHANGES & COMING SOON + Seasonal produce
Absent this week and next:
Nourished Live Foods – Jess and Jan will be back on 8th August. We hope they have a lovely break.
EL FARO will fill their spot this week only. Here is an example of their menu:
- Breakfast Burritos – omelette style eggs with cheese, mexican spiced potatoes, 2 freshly made mexican salsas – Salsa Roja and Pico de Gallo all wrapped in a flour tortilla $10 and the option to add Chorizo for $2 extra
- Gluten Free Burrito Bowl – all of the above in a bowl without the tortilla
- Gluten Free Scrambled Eggs Tacos – Refried Black Beans, with scrambled eggs, cheese and 2 freshly made mexican salsas – Salsa Roja and Pico de Gallo on 2 corn tortillas $10 and the option to add Chorizo for $2 extra
Also absent is Flat Earth Organics – Kombucha as Jeremy is also taking a well earned break.
BACK in August: Narbey’s Best Avocados – with Hass and then
soon after Lamb Hass around September or October.
Blueberry Fields will be back in August – NEXT WEEK – fingers cross. They are still waiting for their blueberries toreally come into season so that we can enjoy their buckets again.
WORKSHOP COMING UP: One Organic is excited to announce that they have a Health Workshop coming up on 18th August. To find out more about this workshop simple visit: www.oneorganic.com.au
Weather: Another perfect winters day. Following a morning frost in low areas with patchy morning fog inland daytime maximum temperatures will be in the low 20s.
*REMEMBER* ATM at the market!
We have an ATM onsite for your shopping convenience.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Blueberries (at Tallogum Raspberries and next week also at Blueberry Fields)
- Citrus in abundance
- Macadamia Nuts
- Pecan nuts
- Paw Paw
- Snow Peas
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), Bok Choy, (+organic) Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Capsicum (+organic), Cauliflower, Chard (organic), Chilli (+organic), Cucumber (+organic), Corn, Eggplant (+organic), Fennel, Garlic (+organic), Herbs (+ 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, radish and pea srouts), 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), + Egyptian spinach, 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.
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!
Edible Flowers – a delightful embellishment to desserts and additional flavour and colour to salads and other meals.
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 AND award winning St Billie goats cheese.
Honey – Raw unprocessed Caldera honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! And bees wax candles.
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.