Dear Organic Feasters
FILM NIGHT – OVERFED and UNDERNOURISHED - FRIDAY 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!
VITAL BABYS – Starting 13th AUGUST Our Vital Babies Program is more than just morning tea. It is a relaxed group of new mums & their babies connecting & sharing this new life experience with the support of four inspirational health professionals.
Sleep | Movement | Nutrition | Play
This is a 4 week program aimed at babies 0-6 months with a new focus each week.
Yummy morning tea, information manual, different health professional’s support each week, time to ask questions relevant to you & your baby, an opportunity to build upon your support network.
Wednesdays 10:30 - 12:00 (for 4 weeks) $60 for the 4 Weeks
For more information contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org
A SPIRITUAL AFTERNOON on SUNDAY 10th AUGUST (FREE ENTRY)
John of GOD
Howard Toose, Son of the Casa de Dom Inacio and Crystal Light Worker, plus other guests
Hear positive testimonials about their time with John of God.
Suzie Price, Ghost Whisperer
Author of the insightful new book, ‘Heaven On Earth’
Suzie Price is one of Australia’s most popular psychic mediums with consultations booked years in advance and she is offering to bring some messages through from spirit to the audience!
Up close and personal with one of Australia’s top psychics
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THE DAY
Soups with sourdough available for $15 per head and we will have some
hot and cold drinks available too.
Call Sam 0414 741 429 to book please.
PINEAPPLES are back in, but perhaps just briefly, time will tell. They are a decent size and will ripen in a few days.
PEARS - LEMON BERGAMONT PEARS are back in season. These are a lovely creamy, buttery pear. Enjoy their brief time with us.
WINTER NELLIS - A cute little brown/green pear with a delightful crunch, others include biodynamic PACKHAM, BUERRE BOSC, NASHI + JOSEPHINE
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.
PASSIONFRUITS continue to surpise with their sweetness
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.
Wonderful supply of vegetables this week, much of it local.
CABBAGES – We have some beautiful Locally grown Green Cabbages from Pinehaven Organics, a perfect little size and only $2.95. (Not Certified Organic)
RED CABBAGES a great size.
BUTTON SQUASH are back in though the price is up.
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.
No MUSHROOMS today, hopefully Thursday.
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- Nicola, CARROTS, BROCCOLI, SWEET POTATO, PICKLING ONIONS, CUCUMBER, CAPSICUM, SILVERBEET, ZUCCHINNI, BANANAS, RED DELS + GOLDEN DELS, MANDARINS, KIWI FRUIT, NAVEL ORANGES
$50 Mixed box, No Bread or Eggs . Extra BANANAS,,LEMON BERGAMONT PEARS, AVOCADO, COS LETTUCE, LEMON, BOK CHOY, CELERY
THIS WEEK'S FEAST RECIPE
PICKLED ONIONS – By the TRADITIONAL METHOD
We have a great supply of very good value pickling Onions, SO, let’s get them fermented, in your pantry, ready for delicious lunchtime picnics!
Pickled onions are one of those foods that was once preserved (or pickled) using the traditional method of lacto-fermentation. The natural lactic acid produced in the fermentation process produces that acidic pickled effect.
Pickled onions are more commonly preserved in vinegar today. Instead of being full of raw enzymatic action as they are when they are truly cultured, the vinegar-preserved onions do not contain live enzymes or probiotics.
So if you’re going to preserve onions give these cultured pickled onions a shot. You can use pearl onions or full-size onions that have been sliced.
3 to 4 cups small pearled onions (that have been peeled) or 2 to 3 onions thinly sliced
Brine made of 3 cups water and 2 tablespoons sea salt
2 tablespoons brine from previous vegetable ferment (optional) You could also use some Whey, but really this is just to accelerate the process, they will ferment without the addition of either of these ingredients
Combine all ingredients in a quart-size jar. Try to push onions beneath level of brine. Cover tightly and culture at room temperature for 3 to 7 days, burping daily as needed to release gas pressure.
Move to cold storage.
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.
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