What’s fresh at local farmers’ markets
Get in the garden
Autumn is really starting to kick in, which means it’s time to get all your cool season crops in the ground. One Organic (New Brighton/Mullum farmers’ markets) and Pam Morrow, of Iona Herbs (Mullum), have a great selection of winter seedlings that can be planted now, including kale, broccoli, cabbage, snowpeas, silverbeet and lettuce. A keen seed saver, Pam has also just added a new selection of organic seeds to her stall, grown and harvested on her farm. Pam says because they have been produced locally, the seeds are especially well suited to local conditions.
Local cheesemaker Deb Allard, of Cheeses Loves You, is the latest local producer to join the Mullumbimby Farmers’ Market. Known for her cheesemaking workshops, Deb is now supplying her own fresh cheese and dairy products at the market including feta, brie, mozzarella, quark, haloumi buttermilk, kefir and cultured butter.
For an Easter chocolate treat, try the delicious handmade organic chocolates at the Puremelt Chocolate stall (Mullum). Made with raw cacao, free from preservatives, cane sugar and gluten, and filled with seasonal flavours like macadamia, ginger and raspberry, they’re a much healthier and yummier alternative to that mass-produced Easter chocolate. Heart Breads (New Brighton/Mullum) are also baking their hot cross buns with a twist, made with organic flour, juicy sultanas and currants, a touch of spice and topped with a heart.
After an extended break, Jon Hutton (Crabbes Creek Woodfired) and his mobile woodfired pizza oven will be back at the Mullumbimby Farmers’ Market for a special visit on Good Friday. Jon will be baking his yummy woodfired pizzas topped with ingredients fresh from the market all morning.