What’s GOOD at the Market this Week?
It’s GOOD that our farmers will definitely be selling their produce this week but WHERE????
The showground has been inundated; completely flooded and although the water is subsiding the grounds are far too soggy for our market. Instead – you will find us THIS WEEK ONLY at:
THE SOCCER FIELDS.
The soccer fields are next to Mt St Patricks College on the corner of Mooball Street and Queensland Road. There is great parking so PLEASE COME, bring your friends and SHOW your support for our farmers.
Travel out towards the showground as usual and look for directional signage to the temporary location. All our usual stallholders will be there. Bring a waterproof picnic rug if you want to linger on the grass or you can sit in the grandstand and enjoy the beautiful weather.
So what will we have?? All the seasonal produce that you would expect to see at the market. Our resourceful farmers are preparing to pick tomorrow morning as usual.
So what is good to EAT this week??
Wet, cloudy and cooler weather sends some of us looking for comfort food so what better than warming soups and bone broths for soul comfort while giving a healthy boost to our immunity.
There are a variety of tomatoes at the market and turmeric and ginger are now in season so here is a warm tomato soup recipe that incorporates the very popular herb turmeric, basil and pepper for an extra healthy zing. Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene, lutein and beta-carotene, powerful antioxidants that have a huge range of health benefits as does turmeric. In fact turmeric contains more than two dozen anti- inflamatory compounds. So enjoy this delicious warming soup with some delicious Crabbes Creek Wood Fired bread knowing you are giving your immune system a boost. See the recipe below.
This week we welcome Susie Hunt to the market with her range of preserves made with produce from her family’s Weka Weka farm. My Farm Kitchen brings us sweet tomato relish, red wine chilli jelly (great with Nimbin Dairy cheeses), lemon curd, lime curd, passionfruit curds and much more. Visit Susie this week and add extra variety to your meals this week
New season organic Kiwi fruit.
Visit Lani at the Bagel Stall for your supply of delicious kiwi fruit. Loaded with Vitamin C this little gem packs a powerhouse of nutrition.
Golden Turmeric Chai at The Chai Harem
Great news for lovers of exotic healthy beverages! Greg said that “our Golden Turmeric Chai will be launched this Wednesday is made with fresh local turmeric in the Ayurvedic tradition. This delicious drink is packed with immunity boosting properties and is wonderful warming nourishment for those chilly mornings at the markets”!
Stallholder update for the market this Week?
Flat Earth Organics – Jeremy is BACK this week with his refreshing kombucha range.
M’bah Community Men’s Shed – is back with their fortnightly camphor laurel boards in all shapes and sizes – keeping their members very busy. (late apologies they are not able to attend this week)
Absent this week are:
11th Hour Coffee – Alistair apologises to his customers for his absence but his vehicle is out of action.
Crabbes Creek Woodfired – ate apologies due to family reasons.
Narbey’s Best Avos – back in JULY with their new season Hass avocados.
Our winter series of Farm Tours commences in only one and 1/2 weeks at:
Cecil Farm – Doon Doon Saturday 18th June at 10.30am
If you would like to know more about how our farmers keep bringing you fresh produce EVERY week do book into their farm tours. Bookings now on 0489 733 766 or register your interest at the market. See the booking sheet at my “office” and add you name/s and contact detail. Farm addresses are supplied on booking.
This one will be followed by:
All Natural Meat Co – Doon Doon – Monday 4th July
Jumping Red Ant – Thursday 7th July – Bilambil site
Sylva Lining Organics – Saturday 9th July – Euengella
Jumping Red Ant – Thursday 14th July – Duranbah
BioOrganic Farm – new date to be advised.
Entertainment: Guy Kachel
Weather Forecast is for: A beautiful sunny day with light winds. Overnight temperatures will fall to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.
Tomato, carrot, basil, tumeric and pepper soup
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, rinsed and cut in halves – or whatever tomatoes is your preference
- 3 small or 2 large carrots finely diced
- 1 can diced tomatoes (don’t drain the sauce) or a cup passatta
- ½ cup chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 sliced onions
- 3-4 cloves garlic diced
- 2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 small handful fresh basil
- 1 tsp of freshly ground black pepper or pepper to taste
Lightly fry the onion on a low to medium heat o caramelise (adds to the flavour) then add garlic and continue for about 1 minute.
Add turmeric, cherry tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes are soft.
Add canned tomatoes or passatta and stock. Bring to boil on medium-high heat, add pepper and salt then cover and let simmer on low heat for 10 minutes. Turned off the heat and add finely diced carrots and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
Blend using a blender or stick blender until creamy.
Top with a spoon full of cream or coconut cream and top with finely chopped or roughly torn basil. ENJOY.
Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):
- Cabbage (Cecil Farm and others are near to being ready)
- Custard apples
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Dragon Fruit
- Kang kong
- Kiwi Fruit
- 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.