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Tuesday, 22 April 2014   
         

 

Dear Organic Feasters

HOME DELIVERY TIMETABLE for ANZAC WEEK

For full details please the link below or go to the home page on our website.

www.organicfeast.com.au/organicfeastdev/resources/images/Easter2014.jpg?menukey=58

Important to note that all areas serviced on FRIDAYS will be serviced on THURSDAY. Our website will not let you select THURSDAY so just select FRIDAY as normal and trust that we will see your smiling faces on THURSDAY. ALL TUESDAY delivery areas will be serviced WEDNESDAY - except PORT STEPHENS - who will receive your order by courier THURSDAY MORNING

WORKSHOPS

WEDNESDAY 23rd APRIL

TIBETAN BUDDHISM this WEDNESDAY 1:30-3:30 Join Namdak Choeying Rinpoche at The Inner Health Centre here at Organic Feast for a discussion on Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche is one of the most approachable, contemporary spiritual leaders of the Nyingmapa lineage. He offers the Dharma with an understanding of the challenges of todays modern lifestyle

No Bookings required - Entry by donation

17th MAY - RAW & LIVING FOOD PREP + CULTURING & FERMENTING CLASS - $110pp

Have you ever wanted to know how to make naturally cultured and fermented foods? Well this is your chance.

As many of you know the quality of the flora in your gut is extremely important to overall health. Learn why we need these wonderful foods  and how to make them.

A hands on workshop experience, making Raw Nut cheeses, dairy and non dairy kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi and rejuvelac.

INFORMATION, BOOKINGS and PAYMENTS @ www.aliveonraw.com.au

COMING SOON - RHYTHM STATION - singing, dancing, drumming and dancing - A rich,research based music and movement experience for children from birth through to age 6, and the grown ups who love them. THURSDAY MORNINGS - For more information contact Kristi on 0438700937 or email Kristi@rhythmstation.com.au

 

FRUIT

NEW SEASON APPLES - COX's PIPPENS have started, these are a wonderful , delicate old fashioned apple, a real delight and here only for a short while. They are not crunchy like a Pink Lady or Fuji, but a delicate, richly flavoursome apple that kids and adults will both enjoy

FUJIS - Fantastic flavour and crunch. My favourites PINK LADY have arrived GALA, JONOTHONS, GOLD DELICIOUS, GRANNY SMITH brilliant. We have locked in some great bulk buy prices from our supplier and we are passing them on to you.

Grade 2 APPLES are now a mix of varieties. Only slight skin markings. Great to juice or eat out of hand.

PEARS - WINTER NELLIS are new in , these are lovely little pear, similar to a Buerre Bosc, very well priced at $7.50 kg

Other PEAR varieties include WILLIAMS, PACKHAM, BUERRE BOSC & CORELLA

KIWIFRUIT- still on the small side and quite firm. A few days needed to ripen

PLUMS - BLOOD PLUMS are great stil.

GRAPES are almost at the end of their season. CRIMSON SEEDLESS are stunning, RED GLOBES are great value!

NEW SEASON GRAPEFRUIT include YELLOW & the return of RUBY RED, LEMONS still on high end of price. LIMES.

VALENCIA ORANGES now end of season. Not as juicy - please order only if you can't be without oranges. Navel oranges not too far off.

ROCKMELONS tasty. STRAWBERRIES small in size but huge in flavour. PASSIONFRUIT & small CUSTARD APPLES.

AVOCADOES - SHEPHARDS (similar to fuerte) are medium large pieces

VEGETABLES

Leafy greens are stunning, SILVERBEET, KALE fantastic - CURLEY, TUSCAN & RUSSIAN. CHOYS and beautiful bunches of ENGLISH SPINACH.

GREEN CUCUMBERS & LEBANESE CUCUMBERS - excellent quality and again well priced.

GREEN & RED CAPSICUM - this is the best time of year for RED CAPS - enjoy them whiles prices are reasonable. EGGPLANTS are very good quality.

BROCCOLI, BROCCOLINI, CAULIFOWERS back in good supply. GREEN BEANS continue to be excellent. SNOW PEAS lovely.

CORN is LOCAL & stunning.

ICEBERG LETTUCE, BUTTER, RED + GREEN OAK and locally grown COS.

BEETROOT BULBS, only this week, lovely to roast or shred raw into salads.

PURPLE CARROTS have started, see this weeks produce video for more details.

CARROTS A GRADE & JUICING are both high quality

PARSNIPS, TURNIIPS.

PUMPKINS beautiful and golden in colour - BUTTERNUT & JAP.

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 - Potatoes, Carrots, SILVERBEET, Lebanese Cucumber, Pumpkin, Zucchini, Eggplant, corn, Broccoli. Bananas, GALA Apples, Grapes, Pears

$50 BOX _ NO EGGS OR BREAD - as above plus onions, extra bananas & apples

 

THIS WEEK'S FEAST RECIPE

 

CHICKPPEAS SPINACH and EGGPLANT SALAD
Ingredients
 
Serves: 4
2 medium eggplants (about 500g), thinly sliced
1⁄3 cup (80ml) olive oil
150g baby spinach leaves
1 cup (175g) cooked chickpeas
250g feta cheese, crumbled
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
 
Directions
Brush eggplant slices with half the oil. Place in a large nonstick pan over medium–high heat. Cook 2 to 3 minutes each side until golden.
Place spinach on a serving platter and top with eggplant, chickpeas, feta, onion and mint.
Combine remaining oil and lemon juice. Pour over salad. Serve at room temperature.

 

 

May we wish you all a Happy and safe ANZAC weekend.

Julia

 

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IMPORTANT

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.

 

HOME DELIVERIES:

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.


BOX RETURNS

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.

 

TRADING HOURS:

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.

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