What's Great this Week + Boots for Change – start decorating!

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What’s GREAT at the market NOW?

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Only two more weeks of mangoes before the season ends so stock up this week.

Corn is at its best right now so enjoy it in so many ways. Barbecued corn in its husk is so easy to prepare and SO delicious to eat. Available from Cecil Farm , Everest images-5Farm and Jumping Red Ant.

 

 

11188463_905610982828351_2006065356400936218_nApples – freshly picked delightfully crunchy AND so juicy.  Find our new season apples at the COSTANZO stall now located outside next to 11th Hour Coffee.

 

 

 

Passionfruit– simply superb right now with the most enticing aroma – available from the three farm stalls listed above. An why not try a dragon fruit – also at thepassionfruit-12954937-1ir peak right now and so rich in goodness. 1618560_656290214427097_1436957216_n-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finger Limes – chemical free – grown in excellent soil with great rainfall and no
chemical used these finger limes – caviar of the citrus world give a stunning burst of flavour when you munch them. Wonderful in chilled water, over seafood or on preserves. I love them in my green smoothie – skin and all!

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Next week – FRESHLY harvested oysters and FRESHLY caught mackerel, snapper and prawns – all ready for EASTER.

Local Oyster Farmer, Noel Baggaley who raises his oysters in the Brunswick and Tweed Rivers, called this morning to let me know that he would not be at the market this week as the rain affects oysters! Like fruit and vegetable growing – the weather has a big impact – and yes it does on oysters too. When there is more than 30 ml of rain in 24 hours or 80ml in 7 days they are closed for harvest. Oysters are filter feeders and anything washed into the river system affects what they feed on. So to ensure that they are SAFE to eat Noel said that they do EIGHT water tests and THREE meat tests costing approx. $500 BEFORE resuming harvesting. So if the test come back today with the all clear then the oysters will be ready to harvest for next weeks market.

So plan for your FRESH SEAFOOD NEXT WEEK.

Coming soon: Avocados arrive in April – I can’t wait – can you??

Boots for Change – 13th April – 5th Birthday Celebration IMG_3322

Thanks Justy Rogers for kindly lending me your beautifully decorated boot door stop – this one fits both categories mentioned below.

Boots – any kind – gumboots, work boots, riding boots, tap boots, cowboy boots, fashion boots – will all feature at this special Murwillumbah Farmers Market 5th Birthday BOOTS FOR CHANGE Market Day on 13th April. Boots have been chosen as the symbol to promote farmers’ markets and to celebrate our hardworking farmers and their families.

Begin decorating your boots ready for the:

  • Best fancy boot competition – children’s and adultsIMG_3321
  • Best recycled boot competition – children’s and adults

 

Entertainment: Rob Csokas

Weather Forecast is for: Another fine morning – maybe partly cloudy. There is a medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon. Temperatures ranges from an overnight of 19 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

 

Produce of the week (newest season produce is in bold):

  • Apples
  • BananasIMG_3301
  • Beans
  • Capsicum
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers (Lebanese)
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Finger limes
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Mangoes
  • Passionfruit
  • Potatoes (various)
  • Radish
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sprouts
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Seasonal Produce List Updated:

VegetablesBananas plus

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).

Fruit

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.

Flowers

Gerberas, Lisianthus, Roses, Tropical flowers – currently red and yellow heliconias.10409351_1594880390745789_3531657375493302710_n

Eggs – including organic

Nuts

Pecan nuts and macadamia nuts, nut oils, butters and choc coated nuts

Dairy

Cows milk, cheeses and yoghurt, kefir, cultured butter ++

Goats milk and soft cheeses, kefir

Honey

Raw unprocessed honey, creamed honey and creamed honey with cinnamon! And bees wax candles.

Rice and BreadsBaguttes, Spelt and Quinoa

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!

Meat

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).