Tropical Flowers arrive at the market this week. We are very excited to introduce you to our newest stallholders – Jony and Jo Taylor who are commencing with their Burringbar grown tropical flowers. Jony started in the floristry business more than 20 years ago in Mayfair London where he trained and worked with famous florist Kenneth Turner. Jony said that during this time he did floral arrangements for Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Ivana Trump and many more well known people. After moving to Australia he opened his own florist shop at Double Bay in Sydney. He received many commissions to create arrangements for the windows of some Sydney best known hotels. Family and a lifestyle change brought Jony and Jo to Burringbar where they have been growing tropical flowers and shipping these to florists around Australia for many years. Jony is now focusing on local floral art installations, weddings and other similar events as well as our market so we are very lucky and look forward to your interest in Jony and Jo’s colourful cut flowers. This week they will be bringing red and yellow heliconias and Xmas wreaths. So come along this week and put some tropical colour in your life!
Smoothie and Breakfast Bowl launch at the Chai Harem! Chai Harem is launching a sumptuous range of Super Food Smoothies this Wednesday. So pop in to the Chai marquee and select from the following options:
- Acai Berry Smoothie
- Cacao Banana Smoothie
- Super Green Smoothie
Or if you like more crunch then Greg and Alison are also offering Breakfast Bowls – a healthy breakfast with a delicious smoothie base topped with paleo granola, fresh fruit and yogurt.
Jumping Red Ant now has roses back at the market so look for the rose pathway to their bucket of roses.
Supporting the community:
Gumnuts Preschools – will be holding a fundraising raffle this week.
Possums Preschool – we be at the market to promote what they offer art their preschool.
Coming Up ….
When: Saturday 28th November from 10am for a 10.30am start at the packing shed.
The program includes a short introduction to pecan growing by David. He will share insights into the process of pecan production, showing the machinery used. This is followed by a walk around their park like orchard for about 40 minutes.
Reserve this date in your calendar if you are curious about growing pecans and just love the idea of walking through a beautiful pecan orchard. More details on the market’s “What’s New” page.
Murwillumbah Farmers’ Market Cooks for You!
Chef Thomas Pirker, Mavis’s Kitchen, Chef Aaron Wilkinson, The Balcony Restaurant and Chef Jean Martinez, Artisan Wholefoods will prepare entrees, mains and desserts using fresh local produce direct from our farmers. Six lucky market patrons will have the opportunity to be guests at our decorated tables to sample 1 course each
Designer & Artisan Market – Food and Culture – Creating Connections
When: Wednesday 2nd December
We are bringing you the opportunity to purchase some amazingly unique Christmas gifts at our annual Christmas designers and artisans inclusion at the farmers’ market on Wednesday 2nd December so follow us on Facebook to see photos of the exciting gifts that will be available. I will also profile some of these each week in this blog.
Here are just a few examples stalls that will be offering unique gift inspirations:
- Japanese inspired collages, paintings and photos on timber or canvas for wearable and home deco artworks by Mon Manabu.
- The Herbal Gardener – Lise Racine offers natural, herbal skin care products that are hand-made on the farm and contain pure calendula oil 100% certifies organic.
- Emu beads – in Michele’s words – glass art with a whole. These are spectacular melted glass beads.
- Jewellery by Juliette Wehling – a range of nature inspired jewellery featuring silver and nature’s bounty plus natural Christmas decorations.
- Greenbird Gallery – Olive and the Volcano Letterpressnotebooks – perfect for shopping lists, journals, scribbles, thoughts… plus Jo Jackson beads made mostly from upcycled beads …… And many more tempting gifts.
- Juliette Wehling with an eclectic collection of jewellery – sterling silver, cast enamel, beads and more; fossicked minerals and crystals; vine wreaths, drawings and paintings; upcycled clothes and hand made raw chocolates. She will also have tagged elkhorns and staghorns.
Weather: Mostly sunny. Overnight temperatures will be around 14 degrees with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.
- Cos lettuce
- Cucumbers (Lebanese)
- Fancy lettuce
- Leafy greens – lots of varieties 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.
Eggs – including organic
Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts
Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++
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).