What’s good this week?
Juicy delicious sweet corn is perfect right now. If very young it is delightful raw but if looking more than a very pale yellow then it is best steamed either on the barbecue unhusked or remove its protective cover and lightly steam over water. A delicious addition to any meal.
This popular bright orange tuber – high in beta carotene, vitamin B6 and vitamin C also provides anti-inflammatory properties. Sweet potatoes are available at the market right now. They can be eaten in so many ways for example I enjoy them diced, coated in coconut oil and sprinkled with sea salt and finely chopped thyme or rosemary. Bake for about 15 minutes or until they look beautifully cooked. They are also wonderful sliced with a peeler and dry roasted. Both of these are also tasty additions used cold for added colour and flavour in salads.
As with most vegies – steaming retains the greatest nutritional benefits. So be sure to add this naturally sweet vegetable to your meals.
Storing sweet potatoes is best done in a cool, dark, well ventilated area.
Sweet corn is at most of the farm stalls.
Sweet potatoes are available at:
- Clothiers Creek Fresh Produce
- Sylva Lining Organics
- Jumping Red Ant, and
- Cecil Farm
Recipe of the week:
Steam diced sweet potato for a bout 5-7 minutes then mash with lashings of pure butter, a clove of garlic, sea salt and pepper to taste and serve topped with Tweed River pecans and finely chopped parsley.
Mashed or pureed sweet potato is also delicious served with ¼ teaspoon nutmeg.
Also delicious served in a leaf of cos lettuce with crumbed
Nimbin Valley Dairy feta, pecans and a drizzle of olive oil.
- Crabbes Creek Woodfired – bread ONLY.
- 11th Hour Coffee – absent this week; back on 3rd and away the last 3 weeks in February.
- Zetas Coffee at the back of the pavilion makes a great coffee so don’t miss out this week.
Absent for the this week only:
- TANZO Apples (back with new season apples in February)
- Farmers Choice Organic seedlings – return in February
Stallholders season end:
Nudgel Nuts returns to the market in March 2016
Narbey’s Best Avocados returns to the market March 2016 if the weather is favourable
Weather Forecast is for: . Cloudy with a (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Temperature range 15 overnight reaching the mid to high 20s during the day.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- Finger limes
- Potatoes (various)
- Sweet potatoes
Seasonal Produce List Updated:
Beans (+organic), Beetroot (+organic), 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), 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).