Glenyce Creighton Organics

THERE’S always something different on Glenyce Creighton’s farmers market stall. The organic farmer is known for the diversity of produce on her Myocum farm, producing everything from potatoes to goose eggs. “I don’t have a lot of everything, but I’ve got variety,” she says. Her approach stems

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Neville Singh Bananas

IF you’ve ever eaten a locally grown banana, there’s a good chance you’ve been converted for life. Although they only account for a very small percentage of the Australian market (most bananas are grown in tropical Far North Queensland) – local bananas have a fuller, sweeter flavour

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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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But local and help a farmer this Christmas

THERE’S never been a more important time to shop local and support our local farmers than this Christmas. This year has been an especially tough one, and although rain has recently fallen in some areas, more is needed. The sustained dry conditions mean cheesemakers Kerry and Paul

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Heather and Hugh hand over to sixth generation

HEATHER and Hugh Armstrong have spent more than two decades planting, tending, picking and selling tomatoes, and their years of hard work have seen Coopers Shoot Tomatoes develop into one of the region’s best known and loved farms. Their full-flavoured tomatoes are always in demand at the

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Yummify

ADOPTING a plant based diet is one of the best things you can do for the planet, says vegan chef Arianne Schreiber. A vegan for the past eight years, Arianne says veganism is about being a conscious consumer in a world of over consumption, waste and destructive

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Esperanza Farm

A runaway boar was the catalyst for Corndale hobby pig farmer and small goods maker Jerrod Henderson, of Esperanza Farm, to start selling his free range pork products at the local farmers markets. “We were just doing (the pork farming) for family and friends at the start,

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Monty’s

Many Northern Rivers locals would know the name Monty’s. Their eye-catching stall with its colourful dried fruit flats, fruit ice blocks and ice creams, jams and fresh strawberries, is a local landmark on the Tweed Valley Way at Tumbulgum and a familiar sight at local markets around

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Woodland Valley Farm

Packaging their eggs in recycled plastic was a brave decision for egg farmers Jodie Viccars and Fabian Fabbro of Woodland Valley Farm. Despite having done an enormous amount of research, and being certain it was the most environmentally friendly choice, they knew that taking any type of

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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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