Dear Organic Feasters
A GIFT for YOU
Every home delivery order this week will receive a free sample bottle of IMBIBE WATER KEFIR
"As an Integrative Medical Doctor, I know the importance of regular consumption of probiotics as a part of a healthy diet. Water Kefir is the perfect functional food and perfect for those who have allergies to, or are intolerant of, dairy products. Imbibe has a proven high colony forming unit (CFU) count and multiple strains of probiotics so is an excellent drink for healthy gastrointestinal tract function."
Dr. Stuart Glastonbury. FRACGP
MBBS, BSc(med), DipWestHerbMed, DipChildHealth
FILM NIGHT – OVERFED and UNDERNOURISHED - 1st August
Movie nights are on AGAIN!!
But this time we've got a brand new set-up, with a u-beaut new projector and sound...all in the comfort of The Studio in the Inner Health Centre at Organic Feast.
Our first offering is 'Overfed + Undernourished' - which follows the journey of a young boy called Liam who is 80kg, as he tries to lose weight. Through the process , he discoversTruths about modern foods and diets, and what it means to be nourished
Friday 1st August
6.30pm for a 7pm start
Gold coin donation!
BOOK LAUNCH - MY YEAR WITHOUT MATCHES written by LOCAL Claire Dunn This Wednesday 23rd
Recently returned to her home in the Hunter after a year in the wilds, come and hear Claire Dunn, author of My Year Without Matches in conversation with former Executive Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald Elisabeth Sterel.
23rd July 10.30 am for 11.00 am start
Organic Feast, 10 William Street, East Maitland
Guests are welcome to join Claire for lunch following the event
For bookings contact Maitland City Library on the link above.
For more information on the book go to: http://www.blackincbooks.com/books/my-year-without-matches
Burnt out by her high pressure job as an environmental campaigner, Claire Dunn left her partner and her comfortable life behind to embark on a year-long wilderness survival program. She trapped food, made fire and built shelter to survive, learning about her surrounds and herself along the way. My Year Without Matches is the story of a young woman on a journey of self-discovery, seeking to live a wild and precious life.
RIPE AVOCADOES have arrived today, these are eating beautifully now, and will hold for a few days. 3 BUY for $6.60. Firmer pieces also available
To help you take advantage of these, this weeks recipe is a RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE MOUSSE that uses several ripe avocados
PASSIONFRUIT are in good supply and eating so beautifully!
STRAWBERRIES continue this week, though supply is dwindling we have managed to hold the price reasonable. High quality again.
DAISY MANDARINS have dropped in price and are super eating!
ORANGES are SUPERB both NAVELS + RED NAVELS are lovely and sweet and well priced.
Growers BAGS of 2kg of petite yummy GALA APPLES this week. Featured in this weeks produce VIDEO, great sizes for kids lunch boxes
Other APPLES include FUJI, PINK LADY, GOLDEN DELICIOUS, GRANNY SMITHS + RED DELICIOUS are now available, look for the 2kilo buy as a great value option.
PEARS - A return visit for WINTER NELLIS - A cute little brown/green pear with a delightful crunch, others include biodynamic PACKHAM, BUERRE BOSC, RED ANJOU, NASHI + JOSEPHINE.
YELLOW GRAPEFRUIT has arrived to join the sweet RUBYS
The last loads of KIWIFRUIT from Comboyne have landed and they are eating beautifully. If you haven’t tried the FLATS n FANS, these are kind of fatter looking, they are the best value. Enjoy this superfood while you can. Check Steve’s fresh produce video for the low down in this nutritionally dense fruit.
CABBAGES – We have some beautiful Locally grown Green Cabbages from Pinehaven Organics, a perfect little size and only $2.95. (Not Certified Organic)
CAULIFLOWERS are stunning high quality BIODYNAMIC.
SHELLING PEAS are superb, sweet and crisp!
EGGPLANTS are firm and shiny, but on the expensive side at this time of year.
ROUND BEANS have been superb, lovely crisp and sweet again this week.
SHALLOTS are larger bunches
CAPSICUMS both RED + GREEN, supply is shortening with the REDS and so prices are creeping up
CABBAGES from the same source, GREEN, RED
CUCUMBERS - GREENS are a super price LEBANESE CUCUMBERS are great but supply is shortening.
LETTUCE – FANCYS include, RED + GREEN MIGNONETTE, COS + ICEBERG
POTATOES All the major varieties in good supply - DUTCH CREAM, NICOLA, SEBAGO + DESIREE, price reductions on DESIREE + NICOLA
Beautiful bunches of LOCAL KALE - TUSCAN, RUSSIAN KALE and SCOTTISH.
MUSHROOM supply is tight again, we are hoping to satisfy orders for you this week with the delightful little buttons that arrived today.
ZUCCHINI - great quality , larger pieces.
Super Greens - SILVERBEET (LOCAL) , ENGLISH SPINACH bunches, BABY SPINACH, ROCKET, BOK CHOY, PAK CHOY & CHOY SUM.
TOMATOES - short supply of ROUND + ROMA but quality is good
BEETROOT BULBS + BEETROOT BUNCHES (LOCAL) lovely fresh tops, lovely to roast or shred raw into salads. PARSNIPS very sweet, TURNIPS great in roast or soup.
CARROTS A GRADE & JUICING continue to be stunning. PURPLE in A GRADE
PUMPKINS – BUTTERNUT, the colour is stunning this week, just amazing! JAP too!
SNOW PEAS are very good and supply is improving which shows in the price which has dropped again this week
SWEET POTATO - we have the full compliment of colours and style, ie PURPLE + GOLD
GARLIC great flavour. Best now to store in the bottom crisper of your fridge or in a cool spot. At this time of year they will start to shoot. If shoots do appear just cut them off. Quality or flavour is not affected by this.
New season TURMERIC and GINGER has arrived.
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 Mixed Fruit & Veg box - POTATOES- DESIREE, CARROTS, BROCCOLI, CABBAGE, BUTTERNUT PUMPKIN, CAPSICUM, COS, ZUCCHINNI, AVOCADO, BANANAS, FUJIS, MANDARINS, KIWI FRUIT, RED NAVEL ORANGES
$50 Mixed box, No Bread or Eggs . Extra BANANAS,,WINTER NELLIS PEARS, BROWN ONIONS, COS LETTUCE
THIS WEEK'S FEAST RECIPE
RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
3/4 cup cacao powder ( or half carob half cacao )
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 - 3/4 cup maple syrup or agave
1/4 cup water of coconut water
pinch sea salt
Blend until smooth and creamy. Set in ramekins or decorative
glasses for presentation. Serve with berries and mint leaves.
Additions to mousse - you can add cinnamon, orange juice
instead of water for Jaffa flavour, vanilla pod seeds, cayenne
pepper for a chilli hit, lucuma and mesquite powder, acai
powder, etc etc. Enjoy !!
Have a great week
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.
EAST MAITLAND STORE.
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.
July 27th (SPEERS POINT PARK)
August 23 (SPEERS POINT PARK)