Dear Organic Feasters
TURKEYS + HAMS
We are still taking orders for Certified ORGANIC TURKEYS $21.50kg random weights around 2kg, BUT, stocks are limited and will sell out quickly
FREE RANGE HAMS (low nitrate) are also available approx. 4-5 kg , $18.99 kg. I would recommend ordering within the next week to be sure we can supply. These will be available from next week.
BOTOBOLAR – RAIN GODDESS RANGE – WHITE + RED $12.95 ea
In light of last weeks rain, we have the Botobolar range on specila this fortnight. Low sulphur and also suitable for vegans
BEER + CIDER – Mixed Organic six packs are now on line. Check out this weeks video , these will make a lovely gift.
BLUEBERRIES – LOCAL- LOCAL-LOCAL – Yes it is that time of year, our stunning locally grown Blueberries are back. A short season expected, but quality is superb! 500g and 1kilo bags are the best way to buy, get ahead and freeze them. We have been informed that this season quality is fantastic however quantity of supply reduced.
PINEAPPLES are in, smelling sweet
FRESH FIGS are in. A Great size and super sweet. 3 buy an excellent option
PEACHES - Yellow. These have sweetened up beautifully, A great option is a 5 buy for $8 ($1.60 ea)
WATERMELON is back, biodynamically grown and tasting amazing!
We are getting some good sizes now on stone fruits. YELLOW NECTARINES are lovely and have started to ease in price, though still some way to go. WHITE PEACHES are still high, but man they taste great!
CHERRIES have been outstanding but are unavailable till later in the week we hope
PAPAYA are superb value at the moment and just eating so well!
ROCKMELONS are smelling amazing. Nice sized pieces, halves available.
APPLES – we have juicing grade PINK LADIES available + GALAS.
ORANGES – Great buy on 3kg nets of VALENICAS @ $6.99 per bag
STRAWBERRIES fantastic, better quality than last week, so should hold up longer.
AVOCADOES good price this week. Medium sized pieces and LOCAL this week
BEANS looks lovely, clean fresh and crisp.
CELERY - We have plenty coming LOCALLY, so it is fresh and crisp!
BROCCOLI quality has improved. Biodynamically grown.
BUTTON SQUASH – Fresh and LOCAL. Green BEANS are in and eating so well. Well priced at the moment too
POTATOES are a great buy again this week. DUTCH CREAMS, NICOLA and SEBAGO, all fresh dug 1kg $2.99 or 3kg for $6.99
CORN is lovely and fresh 3 buy for $6.90
Sweet SNOW PEAS + SUGAR SNAP PEAS
BOK CHOY + CHOY SUM + PAK CHOY
larger GREEN & RED CABBAGES
GOLD SWEET POTATO is back, lovely petite pieces
BROAD BEANS – lovely large pieces.
Local COS LETTUCE , SILVERBEET, ZUCCHINI, BUTTON SQUASH, KALES (TUSCAN, SCOTTISH + RED RUSSIAN),BABY LEEKS, SPRING ONIONS
GREEN & LEBANESE CUCUMBERS, EGGPLANT - ROUND & LONG PURPLE varieties. RED (small) & GREEN (large) and MIXED COLOUR (large) CAPSICUMS.
JAP PUMPKINS lovely golden flesh - great buy.
For the full range of Fresh Produce go to www.organicfeast.com.au
MIXED BOXES THIS WEEK
To give you an idea of what our mixed boxes contain we will include a list in our emails. There may be some variation depending on what we receive and we replace with a similar value item.
Please note that at this time of year fruit selection is limited. We are at the end of winter variety and summer fruits have arrived in limited volumes and therefore high end of pricing.
$35 Mixed Fruit & Veg box - POTATOES –NICOLA, CARROTS, COS LETTUCE , GREEN CUCUMBER, KALE, BUTTON SQUASH (LOCAL), SWEET POTATO, BROWN ONIONS, ZUCCHINI, BANANAS, NECTARINES, PEACHES, WATERMELON,
$50 Mixed box, No Bread or Eggs POTATOES –NICOLA, BEANS, CARROTS, COS LETTUCE , GREEN CUCUMBER, KALE, BUTTON SQUASH (LOCAL), SWEET POTATO, BROWN ONIONS, ZUCCHINI, APRICOTS, BANANAS, NECTARINES, PEACHES, WATERMELON, ONIONS, ZUCCHINI, AVOCADO, BANANAS, NECTARINES, ORANGES, PEACHES, WATERMELON
THIS WEEK'S RECIPE
Macadamia and Ginger (Melting) Shortbreads
100g macadamia paste
250g softened lightly-salted butter
1/2 cup raw sugar, blitzed in a grinder or blender to make it finer
2 1/4 cups plain unbleached flour, sifted
1/2 cup brown rice flour, sifted
1 Tbs grated fresh ginger
1 heaping Tbs chopped ginger in syrup
1. Preheat the oven to 150C. Line a 10x12" baking tray with baking paper. Really you can use any kind of tray that has edges and that's about 25cm or 10" on each side.
2. Cream together the macadamia paste, butter and sugar until it's well-mixed and lightened in colour. Add the flours - being sure that you've sifted them (or at least shaken them a bit) for lightness - and gently mix them into the butter/sugar with a wooden spoon. Gently. Use your hands to add the gingers (both fresh and syrupy) into the dough, kneading very very gently.
3. Press the dough evenly into the baking pan and use a knife to score slices in it. I prefer small squares, but really you can cut the dough however you like. You cut it now because when it's cooked it'll be super-crumbly, and you want to at least have a head-start on slicing. Use a fork to prick holes all across the top surface of the dough (so it doesn't puff up).
4. Bake for 35-40 min, until the top is firm (but not rock-hard) and lightly golden. Take it out of the oven, let it cool for 10 min and cut into slices..
The FRESH PRODUCE Report is updated every Monday to indicate the items available for the coming week. As fresh produce arrives several times a week there may be variations in supply.
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Cnr Lawes & William Streets
Daily trading hours:
Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30
Saturday 9am to 3pm
NEWCASTLE FARMERS MARKET. Held at Broadmeadow Showground - use the Griffiths Rd entrance.
December 18 ( last one for the year)