What’s Fresh and Recipes

In season: May

avos

AVOCADOS Why pay $16 for smashed avo on toast when you can make it for less than half the price at home? Local avos are in season now – there are plenty at the farmers markets, and you’ll only pay about $2-$3 for one. Alstonville farmers Stan […]

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Perfect pineapple

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They look like a giant pinecone, grow out of the ground rather than on trees, and you can cut off the top and use it to grow a new one. Pineapples really are a weird and wonderful fruit. A member of the bromeliad family (commonly used as […]

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Can’t beet it

beetroot

We’ve come a long way from the days when you could only get beetroot in a can – and a big thumbs up to that. Full of sweet earthy flavour and so versatile, fresh beetroot should be a staple in your fridge’s vegetable crisper. You can roast […]

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In season: February

raspberries

Tallogum Raspberries The newest addition to the Mullumbimby Farmers Market are fresh and sweet locally grown raspberries. Grown at Lindendale near Lismore by Tallogum Raspberries, they’re top quality berries that are sweet and delicious. Currently available at the Eden’s Landing stall in punnets and in $12 buckets. […]

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In season: January

mangos

Mango You know summer has well and truly arrived when the mangos start appearing at the market. Bowen and Kensington Prides are the first to come into season and they will be followed by other varieties like the R2E2 and Nam Doc Mai. When choosing a mango, […]

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In season now

corncobw

Sweet Corn New season summer sweet corn has arrived at the market. Because it’s locally grown, the corn at the markets is super fresh, and full of the sugars that make it so sweet. Eat it the day you buy it for maximum sweetness.  Find sweet corn […]

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In season now

jicama

Jicama Georgica farmer Kenrick Riley, of Wiccawood Farm, always has something new and unusual at his  stall, and the vegetable catching our attention at the moment is his jicama. Also known as Mexican Yam bean, this root vegetable looks a little like a turnip or swede, but it has a sweet juicy, crisp […]

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New and in season

mangos

Mangos The local mango season is always worth waiting for. It comes a little later than the NT or QLD, but because our local fruit ripen slower, they often have a more intense flavour. You’ll find several varieties at the market now and in the coming weeks include […]

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The golden spice

turmeric

Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in Chinese and Indian medicine, but now it seems the rest of the world has finally caught on to the health-giving powers of the golden spice. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory, powerful antioxidant and cold and flu fighter. Research points to […]

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In season now

silverbeetweb

Cauliflower The humble cauliflower is having its moment, with foodies, chefs and those on low carb, gluten free, raw, paleo and other special diets discovering new ways to use this brilliantly versatile winter vegetable. Mashed cauliflower is probably the best introduction to the ‘new’ cauliflower, and makes […]

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Recent news

  • Know your kale

    At one stage kale was absolutely everywhere – so trendy that it looked like it might even knock avocado off its perch. Eventually we hit peak …
  • Market joins Renew Fest

    Three farmers from Mullumbimby Farmers Market will join the line-up of guest speakers at Mullumbimby’s Renew Fest this weekend, where they will discuss organic farming, …

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