What’s GOOD at the Market this Week?
Cabbages – red and green
As we welcome spring and all the changes it brings we love seeing the birth of new babies on many of our farms. See photos of NVD kiddies in the next post. But we can still linger a little with some of what are traditionally considered winter vegies. vegies. This week we are shining the spotlight on cabbages. Much maligned in the past when it was usually overcooked cabbages offer so much potential when combined with interesting ingredients. For salad variations here are just a few from http://www.health.com/health
- Spring slaw with snow peas, pecans and parsley. Please see the recipe later in this post.
- Cabbage slaw with poppy seed dressing
- Red cabbage and apple salad with ginger vinaigrette
- Apple slaw
- Thai cabbage slaw
And from All Recipes – how about fried cabbage with onions and bacon served with a splash of vinegar.
I also use both the red and green cabbages to make fermented cabbage or sauerkraut and in kimchi. I make lots while they are bountiful. So now is the time before it is too warm.
Fresh local cabbages are available from the following market stalls: Bio Organic Farm, Cecil Farm, Everest Farm and Jumping Red Ant.
Stallholder update for the market this Week?
11th Hour Coffee – Alistair is BACK this week.
All Natural Meat Company is ONLY at the market until 9.30am just for THIS WEEK only as Peter has another commitment and his back up – Hayden – is flood bound in Birdsville.
Wollumbin Gourmet Mushrooms – Gary will be at the market every week from now on.
Fortnightly or monthly stalls:
Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed – at the market THIS week.
My Farm Kitchen – back NEXT week
Go Earth – Hamish will be back the 2nd week of each month with his locally produced compost for all you enthusiastic gardeners.
Entertainment: Jessie Morris
Weather Forecast is for: Cloudy with the sun peaking through. There is a 20% chance of a light shower or two. Temperatures will range from a low of around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.
Recipe: Spring slaw with snow peas , pecans and parsley (delicious served with barbecued butterflied rosemary and garlic lamb).
2 cups of shredded red and green cabbage
1 grated or finely shredded carrot
½ cup of snow peas finely sliced
½ cup finely shredded radish or
2 tbsp Tweed River pecans lightly crushed or uncrushed if preferred
1tbsp chopped parsley
Squeeze the juice of one lemon and mix with 3 tbsps Nudgel Nuts macadamia oil or Grumpy Grandmas virgin olive oil (I love her garlic and chilli infused oils for this recipe).
¼ tsp each of Himalyan rock salt and black pepper – both finely ground.
Give the dressing a vigorous shake and drizzle some over your salad mix.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Avocados – Hass
- Custard apples
- 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
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.