What’s GOOD at the Market this Week?
Yesterday as my 4 year old grandson munched happily on a handful of snow peas and came back for more it reminded me of the joy derived from the special crunch of freshly picked snow peas. It is a very particular crunch when the snow peas are so fresh. Road miles and storage changes the texture immensely. Every week my appreciation of the distinctive culinary pleasures of local freshly picked produce continues to grow.
Snow peas are so versatile and can be enjoyed in many ways. How about a carrot, snow pea and ginger slaw? See my adaptation of the slaw recipe below.
A snow pea salad with radish and cottage cheese or lightly steamed snow peas with roasted flaked almonds dressed with a honey, butter and lemon juice sauce are just a few more ways to enjoy snow peas?
These recipes are available at: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/snow+pea+recipes
Our winter series of Farm Tours:
Everest Farm – Friday 2nd September (Everest Farm carrots)
Stallholder update for the market this Week?
My Farm Kitchen – back this week
Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed – back next week
Grassroots Sugar Cane Juice – back next week
Fortnightly or monthly stalls:
Go Earth – Hamish will be back the 2nd week in August with his locally produced compost for all the enthusiastic gardeners. His is a once per month stall.
Entertainment: Loren and Gabrielle
Weather Forecast is for: Mostly sunny with a light breeze. Overnight temperatures will fall to around 8 degrees with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.
Recipe of the week: Carrot, snow pea and ginger slaw
- 1/4 wombok (Chinese cabbage), finely shredded or any available cabbage
- 200g snow peas, trimmed, cut into matchsticks
- 2 carrots, peeled, cut into matchsticks or grated
- 5cm piece golden ginger, peeled, cut into matchsticks or grated
- 2 tablespoons good quality olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
- Combine the cabbage, snow pea, carrot and ginger in a bowl.
- Whisk the oil, lemon juice and soy/tamari sauce in a jug or a bowl until well combined.
- Pour over cabbage mixture and toss to combine.
Very slightly adapted from: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/28091/carrot+snow+pea+ginger+slaw?ref=collections,snow-pea-recipes
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Avocados – Hass
- Custard apples
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Peas – snow peas and shelling peas
- Silver beet
- Snow peas
- 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
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.