Dear Organic Feasters
CULTURING & FERMENTING WORKSHOP Saturday March 22 with Kate Williams 1.30pm – 5pm
Have you ever wanted to know how to make naturally cultured and fermented foods, but don’t know where to start? Feel a little mystified or overwhelmed? Or even Intimidated? Join Kate in this workshop and learn by demonstration the process of how to culture and ferment foods so you can feel confident about doing this in your own home. Generous samplings of everything made will be available. And as an added bonus you will receive you own water kefir grains to take home and get started right away!
Raw Nut Cheeses - Kefir Yoghurt- Water Kefir - Coconut Kefir - Water Kefir fruit sodas- Sauerkraut – Kombucha - Nut Yoghurt - Coconut Yoghurt - Rejuvelac
Beautifully presented instruction and recipe book given on the day.
$110.00 Bookings essential by Tuesday March 18. Contact Kate at aliveonraw.com.au or 0429 495 135
NEW IN - QUINCES, see quince jam recipe at the end of this email, 1 kilo will make you a sizeable quantity to share with friends. These are a very brief seasonal treat!
GUAVAS - another seasonal treat, such a yummy tropical aroma and taste!
TAMARILLOS - from KORE farm are back!!. Lovely little pieces, 10 buy your best bet. These are NOT CERTIFIED organic, but grown with organic principles!
GALA APPLES - we have 2 sizes available, SMALLS - which are absolutely perfect for the kiddies, 1.5kg buys are available which brings the price down to $7.33 kg. We also have MEDIUM PREMIUM GALAS available, from the best grower in Oz at $8.99kg.
GRANNY SMITHS season has commenced, and we also have lovely small RED DELICIOUS, which are at their best this time of year.
GRAPES still eating well, new in are the magnificent DAWN SEEDLESS, to join the super sweet SULTANAS and CRIMSON SEEDLESS. BLACK MUSCATELS are also eating well for those who don't mind seeds.
A great selection of PEARS available, WILLIAMS, NASHI and BUERRE BOSC.
A few varieties of PLUMS to select from – TEAGAN BLUE, SUGAR, AMBER JEWELL & BLOOD.
ROCKMELONS tasty. and are a good medium size
VALENCIA ORANGES also nearing end of their season – flavour and juice content still great. SMALL LIMES.
LEMONS price is high, but they are juicy and a decent size!
BLUEBERRIES very nice, we have 2 growers this week, one from TASSIE and the other from NZ. I personally prefer the Tassie ones, much sweeter! STRAWBERRIES = divine!
Supply is still easing on some things thanks to the rain, though still quite tight on others. BROCCOLI for example is quite difficult to get , but we will satisfy demand this week
Beautiful bunches of BABY BEETROOT this week, both RED and GOLDEN, lovely to roast or use in salads.
HERBS , FLAT PARSELYS BASIL only for early in the week.
Great range of CUCUMBERS in , best value being the APPLE and TELEGRAPHS. To join GREEN and LEBANESE
COS and ICEBERG LETTUCE are the only head lettuce for start of week orders.
BABY SPINACH in good supply. SILVERBEET, Choys & Kale coming through. CELERY back on the list.
ZUCCHINI great buy again this week. As are the WHITE ZUCCHINNI, these are large pieces and great to make Zucchinni pasta, see this weeks FRESH PRODUCE video on how!
Local BUTTON SQUASH
GREEN CAPSICUM + RED CAPSICUMS this week. The reds are exceptionally well priced, it really is the best time of year from now till early winter to buy these. They have had the summer on the vine, ripening and should be quite abundant, tasty and meaty!
ROUND & ROMA TOMATOES and beautiful CHERRY TOMATOES.
GREEN BEANS great quality and flavour.
MUSHROOMS - we have a heathly supply of white buttons this week, plenty to go around!
A Grade CARROTS include MEDIUM and we also have SMALL. These are very sweet, don’t even need peeling. They are very young carrots so may appear to go floppy after a few days. Cooks up really well though.
Local CORN sweet, lovely and fresh, pieces are small.
PUMPKINS are very good – BUTTERNUT & JAP.
Special mention has to be the ITALIAN GARLIC. We are sourcing from 2 growers. Ross & Derice of McQuariedale Wines and Patrice Newell of Elmswood Farm. Great flavour. And the Grade 2 is very good. These are this season bulbs which have not formed as tightly. At the price well worth stocking up.
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.
$35.00 Mixed Box - CARROTS, SILVERBEET, APPLE CUCUMBER, CORN, zucchini, COS LOCAL, wedge JAP, BANANAS, GALA APPLES, RED SENSATION PEARS, GRAPES CRIMSON, oranges
$50.00 No Bread/Eggs The above including BEETROOT, Extra bananas, mushroom, Roma tomatoesTHIS WEEK'S RECIPE
IngredientsHave a great week
6 cups (approx. 1kg of quince) of quince, rinsed, grated (discard cores, leave peel on),
4 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp lemon zest
4 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)
Prepare the quince by washing and cutting in half. Working around the core, grate the quince flesh (including the peel) with a cheese grater, until you have about 6 cups of grated quince.
Put water in a large, wide, thick-bottomed saucepan (6-8 quarts) and bring to a boil. Add the grated quince, lemon juice and lemon zest. Reduce heat and simmer until the quince is soft, about 10 minutes.
Add the sugar and bring to a boil again. Stir to dissolve all of the sugar. Lower the heat to medium high. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally until quince jam turns pink and thickens to desired consistency, about 30-50 minutes.
Ladle into hot, sterilized canning jars* and seal. Before applying the lids, sterilize the lids by placing them in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them. Wipe the rims of the jars clean before applying the lids.
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.
Delivery to Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock and most suburbs on the Central Coast on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Delivery to Port Stephens from Anna Bay to Fingal Bay on Tuesdays.
Delivery to Hawks Nest, Tea Gardens, Port Macquarie, Fern Bay, Stroud, Glouchester on Wednesdays. This is an overnight service.
Delivery to Pokolbin, Branxton, Greta, Muswellbrook, Singleton is on Wednesdays.
Please have your orders in by Midnight the night prior to your requested delivery day.
If your suburb is not listed on on selection, please contact us prior to making an order to confirm delivery days.
Please leave your previous foam box out for the courier to return for re-use.
If your driver can't collect your old boxes please contact us for alternative arrangements.
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Saturday 9am to 3pm
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