Tomatoes offer a treasure trove of nutritional benefits as well as being such a versatile fruit to include in your daily diet. Known mostly for their antioxidants and lycopene, enjoying tomatoes is a priority and how better than buying tomatoes with real old fashioned tomato flavour. Farm fresh tomatoes directly from the farmer have a taste long forgotten in tomatoes that travel miles and are stored. So this week stock up on tomatoes. They are wonderful for making tomato salsa, salads and bruschetta along with so many other recipes.
If you are looking for a superb tomato recipe try Roasted Tomato and Red Lentil Soup with Spicy Pepitas and Avocado Cream this week. The recipe is from:
Did you know that green tomatoes also offer health benefits? 2009 research identifies bone health benefits as reported in http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=44
This is based on research by:
Friedman M, Levin CE, Lee SU et al. Tomatine-containing green tomato extracts inhibit growth of human breast, colon, liver, and stomach cancer cells. J Agric Food Chem. 2009 Jul 8;57(13):5727-33. 2009.
Bio Organic Farm has vine ripened tomatoes as well as their smaller heirloom ‘zebra’ tomatoes.
Cecil Farm carries a range of tomatoes including black Russians.
Jumping Red Ant has Roma, Gourmet Round Cherry and Mini Roma tomatoes also.
With the much warmer weather having arrived don’t forget that we have stalls with refreshing cool drinks. Local Fusion Food has a lemon, mint and honey cooler. Bagels has lemon myrtle and organic apple juice.
We extend a warm welcome to Jodie and Mike from Hayters Hill Grill who commence with a menu that includes a whole lot of rolls including pulled pork, egg and bacon, burger and egg, bratwurst sausage on a hot dog roll and more. Coming from a chef and events background Jodie and Mike bring a great combination of experience to the market. Please support our newest stallholder.
Crabbes Creek Woodfired – we say goodbye and thanks to Jon for his popular woodfired pizzas. We wish Jon a very successful build – and look forward to his return in the future. Gina will continue with their wonderful sourdough bread stall at the market every week.
Recipe of the week:
Here is another one with tomatoes on th elink below – Roast-eggplant,tomato and feta salad recipe.
Entertainment: Tamara Cox
Weather: Hot and sunny. Winds north to northeasterly.Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cos lettuce
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Custard apples
- Fancy lettuce
- Leafy greens – lots of varieies including herbs, kale, swiss chard and many more.
- Potatoes (various)
- Red Papaya
- 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,
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 9very seasonal).