What’s GREAT at the Market this Week?
Strawberries are now in abundance and delicious so visit Rainbow Fruit Flats to taste the sweetness of spring.
Kale is also in abundance so if you love your kale or have not yet tried it now is a great time to enjoy it. Peas are still plentiful so why not plan a finely shredded kale and pea salad topped with pecans and a honey mustard dressing. YUM!
Black sapote also known as chocolate pudding fruit is popping up in several stalls. If you love chocolate you will enjoy this fruit. It is delicious eaten fresh or used as a chocolate substitute in smoothies. Simply mix the pulp with yogurt or kefir and lemon juice with a small drop of honey for a delicious treat. It has a short season so enjoy this unique fruit this week or next from Sylva Lining Organics and Jumping Red Ant.
Belles Kitchen – Belinda is expanding her range of pantry products to include an artisan chilli jam – wonderful with so many dishes and a quince paste – simply delicious with cheeses.
Fair Food Week – 10-19th October
Fair Food Week is about raising awareness about the many critical issues our food and farming system is facing, and what we can do to tackle those issues.
Fair Food Week is an opportunity to focus on supporting local food businesses – and alternative food options to the big supermarkets. Supporting local food production is exactly what our market is all about too so we really appreciate that the local community has embraced our producers and spread the word about the weekly market – it is both fun and fair!
Stallholder update for the market this Week?
Oops – Crabbes Creek Woodfired will be absent this week. Their flour order was NOT delivered so no bread!! They are so sorry to disappoint their customers.
Fortnightly or monthly stalls:
Murwillumbah Community Men’s Shed – at the market THIS week.
My Farm Kitchen – back 19th October
Go Earth – Hamish (this week it will be Warren) is back this week with his locally produced compost for all you enthusiastic gardeners so stock up for your spring planting.
Entertainment: Guy Kachel
Weather Forecast is for: Sunny and a bit cloudy with a very slight chance of a shower. Overnight temperatures will fall to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. A beautiful spring day.
Supporting the community:
ADRA is at the market this week for their annual fundraising appeal to support works across many countries. Many of the projects are overseas aimed at relieving hunger poverty and inequality through education.
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.