The Coopers Shoot Tomatoes stall is always bursting with bright red glossy tomatoes that
taste just as good as they look. Heather says allowing her tomatoes to ripen on the vine is
the secret to the flavour. Tomatoes you’ll find in the supermarket are often picked green,
and then gassed to set off the ripening process. This results in a poorer taste and mealy
texture. Mass produced tomatoes are also stored in coolrooms, which diminishes their
flavour. Heather says tomatoes should never go into the fridge.
The Coopers Shoot property has been in the Armstrong family since 1882, nestled in the hills between Byron Bay and Bangalow in northern New South Wales, Australia.
Crisp juicy apples pears, grapes and stonefruit, grown on the Costanzo family farm at Stanthorpe
Jon and Gina make 13 varieties of delicious sourdough bread, including their popular linseed; pumpkin; stoneground; spelt; macadamia and honey; and dark rye. Pretty good for a pair of self-taught bakers!
Everything is made from the best organic ingredients. Organic flour and linseed comes from the Wholegrain Milling Company in Gunnedah, while extras such as macadamias, olives, honey and rosemary are sourced locally from the farmers’ markets or from Jon and Gina’s own garden.
They bake the bread in a massive wood fired oven at their beautiful property at Crabbes Creek. The oven was built by Jon, a former bricklayer (he’s also also built ovens for local cafes including Harvest), and it really is an amazing piece of craftmanship.
Eden’s Landing is a local business that provides organic and traditional vegetables to the market that local farmers cannot provide. This arrangement enables shoppers to fulfil all their weekly shop requirements whilst continuing to support small local businesses.
Energetic Greens are growers of organic sprouts and microgreens, specializing in soil-grown sprouts. Our methods of growing follow strict organic guidelines where only the purest and cleanest, seeds, soil and water, are used. Our exciting variety pleases the palate with its excellent taste while being of the highest nutritional value.
The Everest farm is located at Eungella, west of Murwillumbah. The family has been farming here for five generations.
Sue Mangan and her partner Dave Forrest have been organic farmers for 33 years and grow a whole host of organic fruit and veggies for their popular stall at the market.
They also have home made kombucha and jamu
Organic farmer Glenyce Creighton has one of the markets’ most eclectic stalls. Here you’ll find everything from chokoes to custard apples, as well as some incredible local produce you may never have known existed.
Here’s a sample of some of her produce and some tips on how best to enjoy it:
Free range chicken, duck and turkey eggs: Duck eggs are a secret every baker should know about. They’ll make your sponges rise higher than you thought possible and your other baked goods moist and light. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the turkey eggs. They have a mild flavour that’s similar to chicken eggs.
Loofahs: These vine-growing plants are the ultimate eco-friendly cleaning or body sponge. Excellent for exfoliating in the shower. Store it upright and allow to drain between uses to keep it in top condition.
Daikon radish: A long white radish that’s milder than most but still a little peppery. Pickled daikon is a very popular accompaniment to Japanese food, while raw daikon gives a lovely crunch to salads.
Horned melon: These spiky little fellas are not as scary as they look. Cut off their outer spines and you‘ll find a fruit with a mild taste similar to cucumber.
Time & Lynne produce delectable Olives and Olive Oils on their property, Morningside Farm, in Rosebank NSW. They have 5 different oils to offer as well as a selection of Kalamata, Green, Manzanillo and semi dried Olives to add a special zing to salads and platters.
All our candles are handmade and 100% pure beeswax sourced from local hives.The aroma from our candles is amazing. A gentle honey scent which will fill the room. Perfect for the hypo-sensitive, it is gentle, calming, relaxing, healing and perfect for meditation. Unlike paraffin, the most common type of candle it does not create toxic fumes when burnt. Infact, burning beeswax actually purifies the air.
Help your family breath easy:
When you burn your Happy Flame Candle it emits negative ions. These ions act as a “cleanser” for the surrounding air because toxins, such as dust, pollen, germs and mildew, are positive ions. When the two meet the air is purified.