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Slow recovery for blueberry farm

CAP: Otto Saeck of Blueberry Fields is pleased to be back at the farmers markets after last year's devastating hailstorm.

In his 30 plus years of blueberry farming, Otto Saeck had never experienced anything like the hailstorm that hit his Brooklet orchard, Blueberry Fields, on November 5 last year. It hit with such ferocity that it destroyed the orchard’s hail nets, completely stripped his blueberry bushes of

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BYO for Plastic Free July

There’s been a bit of a fuss made recently (by some) about the ‘inconvenience’ or phasing out plastic bags at the big supermarkets. For farmers market shoppers it’s no big deal –  they’ve been bringing their own bags for years! Actually, market shoppers don’t just bring bags – they have

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Cool cabbage

Cabbage used to get a bit of a bad rap, probably because of those memories we have of it as an overcooked, soggy and lifeless vegetable served to us by our parents or grandparents. But forget about all that, because like its cousin cauliflower, cabbage is cool

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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 kale,  and the spotlight moved on to the next big thing, but with or without the hype, there’s no denying kale remains queen of

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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, native bush foods and give a workshop on the gut healthy drink, kombucha. Organic farming pioneers David Forrest and Sue Mangan, and

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Grow your own

Nothing beats eating  veggies picked fresh from your own garden. They taste better, are better for you (the fresher veggies are, the more nutrients they contain) and there’s a real sense of satisfaction in eating something you’ve grown yourself. The Byron Shire’s mild climate makes autumn and

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Healthy holidays

I’m hungry!” Those are the two words parents are guaranteed to hear on repeat in the school holidays. Now’s the time to stock up the fridge and pantry, and there’s no better place to grab your supplies than the farmers market. Avoid the processed supermarket snacks and

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Pumpkin is a classic Autumn veg

PUMPKIN is a classic autumn vegetable. In America (where it originated) it’s a traditional part of the autumn harvest, eaten in soups, puree and the staple of Thanksgiving, the pumpkin pie. While not as wildly popular as it is in the US, pumpkin is still an Aussie

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Eggplant and tomato bruschetta

Eggplants and tomatoes are in season- make the most of them in this delicious recipe. A lovely lunch, snack, or appetiser. INGREDIENTS: – Sourdough loaf or baguette from Crabbes Creek Woodfired or Heart Breads – 1 eggplant from Everest Farm or Jumping Red Ant – 1 tomato from Coopers Shoot

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4 ways with capsicum

Packed with Vitamin C and A, brightly coloured capsicums are at their peak in summer and autumn, so make the most of these sweet healthy vegetables while they’re at their best. You’ll find them at a variety of stalls at the  Mullumbimby Farmers Markets– try Everest Farm,

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