Deb does it again

MULLUMBIMBY Farmers Market cheesemaker Debra Allard of Cheeses Loves You impressed the judges at this year’s prestigious Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show, picking up three silver medals and one bronze for her hand made cheeses, but she says there’s still a lack of understanding about artisan

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Nudgel Nuts

Easy to spot at the farmers markets in his trademark red felt hat, macadamia farmer Ian McRae of Nudgel Nuts, along with his wife Leone, arguably produce some of the freshest and best quality macadamia nuts in the country. Unlike many macadamia growers, who send their nuts

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Oliver’s Hens

The average Australian farmer is 57 and getting older. One of the reasons for this is the huge cost of land and capital, which can seem like an insurmountable barrier or a young farmer trying to get a break. For 18-year-old Oliver Bora, the answer was to

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Mayfields

For Scott Walters, good food doesn’t mean fancy ingredients or methods – it’s the quality and freshness of the produce that counts. The English-born chef, who runs the Mayfields breakfast stall with partner Kristin Bass at the Mullumbimby Farmers Markets says it’s a pleasure to cook with

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Puremelt Chocolate

Heathly chocolate.  It sounds like an oxymoron, but Mullumbimby chocolate maker Sarah Wheeler, of Puremelt Chocolate has spent the past decade proving otherwise. Her hand-made, small batch chocolate is not only guilt-free, it’s actually good for you, she says. So good, in fact, she describes it as 

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Picone Exotics

John has been sharing his bounty of delicious exotic fruit with locals at the farmers markets in Byron Shire for the past 19 years and continues to do so each Tuesday at New Brighton and Friday at Mullumbimby Farmers Market.

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Byron Grass Fed

. We assume that beef labelled ‘grass fed’ comes from animals fed and raised naturally on pasture, but that’s not always the case according to local beef farmer Andrew Cameron. “Unfortunately grass fed is an unregulated term in Australia,” he said. “So when you see that on

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Suria Foods

THREE generations back, Katerina’s ancestors were exiled from Russia to a labour camp in Kazakhstan. “They were forced to live in a very harsh environment and to grow their own food,” she said. “They had to rely on the soil and, gather seasonal vegetable and preserve what

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Bangalow Coffee

  Nashua coffee growers Michelle and Andy Clarke, of Bangalow Coffee, have been selling their fresh coffee at the Byron and New Brighton Farmers Markets for more than a decade, and have recently joined the Mullumbimby Farmers Market. Their coffee is handpicked when the coffee cherries are

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