We congratulate stallholder Moonacres Farm on being one of the NSW State winners in the highly regarded, 2021 Delicious Harvey Norman Produce Awards. Having survived this last year through drought, bushfires, Covid-19 and the recent deluge of rain, we take our hats off to Phil Lavers and his team on the farm at Fitzroy Falls for being a finalist in the Earth category for their organically grown, seasonal fresh produce.
At this May 15 market, Phil will have his famous rhubarb, Granny Smith apples, sweet and tender baby fennel, kohlrabi, rainbow chard, cavalo nero, red and green curly kale, cabbages, spuds and more.
With the temperature dropping, it’s perfect timing for Food Theatre to be serving up their vegetable Boureks hot at the market accompanied with their signature creamy tahini, home-made pickles, chili salsa and tomato purée. We’re loving the extra effort chef Raz has put into seating at the stall for patrons to enjoy eating in.
We’re excited that the limited edition Oomite X Pepe Saya Butter arrives at the Pepe Saya stall. Oomite is an all-natural savoury spread packed with flavour and nothing artificial. This collaboration sees tasty Oomite marbled through Pepe Saya unsalted butter, in the perfect proportion to spread straight onto one of Merna’s sourdough crumpets at the stall right next door, or take home and serve on toast, rest on a steak, or toss through pasta.
Darling Mills supply of Yuzu salt is coming to an end as their Yuzu trees in Berrilee bear fruit only in the month of April. This relatively unknown citrus has the flavour of many citruses – lemon, lime, mandarin, grapefruit, orange and a slight herbal quality. Well used in Japan, the aroma is even more captivating and like the flavour, intense in the zest. Steven recommends using the salt on fish, chicken and to his recent surprise, also with beef.
Azteca will be driving into their new regular spot at Northside with their brand-new truck, Elly the Margy Master that makes for a great bar! She’ll be loaded up with Jess and Tom’s authentic Mexican Salsas and delicious Margarita mixers - Classic Lime, Grapefruit & Agave and Smoky Jalapeno - shakers and shot glasses also available.
This could be the last of Produce from Orange’s fresh chestnuts. They will have an abundance of pears and apples. From the striking red heritage D’anjou pear to the Autumnal coloured, juicy Corella. The lesser known Gravenstein apple is tangy yet sweet flavoured and there will be familiar faces such as Galas and Pink Ladys.
Make the most of the free Check In & Tune Up for your bicycle as this will be the last session until Spring. Bike mechanic Thomas from The Rolling Fix will service your bike and let you know if it is in need of any more TLC.
The recent Covid-19 cases are a reminder for us all to be vigilant in practicing Covid-19 safety. As always during these times, hand sanitiser is provided at all of our stalls. We ask that you maintain social distancing at the market and not attend if you are unwell.
I look forward to seeing everyone at our last Northside Produce Market for this season.
Lisa MacDonald, Northside Produce Market Coordinator