“WHY GUESS WHEN YOU CAN BE SURE”
FEASTIVUS - Saturday Dec 14th - Our tribute to the season that is Christmas, live music, tastings and loads of great specials. Great workshops include Making Gingerbread Men, Making a colourful 8 pointed Xmas decoration, Raw Xmas Treats, Making a Natural Xmas Wreath using Australian Native plants. Also Free Belly Dancing Workshops. Times and more detail listed on the front of our web page "Happy Feastivus Workshops". Some workshops require pre-bookings.
SPECIALS include 15% off Dr Hauschka skin care and cosmetics. If you would like a free make-up consult please call us to book in. Only 5 paces available although Mel will be here to discuss any of you requirements.
50% off Neoflam Frypans, Woks & Baking Trays.
Save $40.00 of Durand and Southern Cross Water Purifiers. Loads of grocery specials and gift ideas.
Delicious range of Stonefruit - APRICOTS, PEACHES, NECTARINES, PLUMS and fantastic MANGOES. CHERRIES are very good. Enjoy now whilst supplies are still around.
STRAWBERRIES good supply coming through. Lovely flavour - an eat first item.
Local BLUEBERRIES are arriving. Lovely berries available in 500gm and 1 kilo bags. Great to eat some now and freeze some for later.
REED AVOCADOES are large pieces. HASS AVOCADOES also available.
Sweet juicy small PINEAPPLES, PASSIONFRUIT with loads of pulp, ROCKMELONS and lovely red PAPAYA.
VALENCIA ORANGES are nice and juicy. Grade 2 are very good - just skin markings. LEMONS are large again and price is still high. LIMES back on th list.
KIWIFRUIT arriving from New Zealand. Very nice flavour.
APPLES - These are end of season fruit and the varieties available is fast diminishing. The flavour is very good and the texture ok, though skin markings are evident, this is mostly caused by the warmer spring air and is called SPRING BLUSH, the only way to avoid is waxing and these apples aren't.
PINK LADY APPLES are eating very well.
PACKHAM PEARS also end of season. Skin not looking as pretty however flavour very good.
WATERMELON, 2 varieties available now. MINILEE and the larger WARPAINTS. They are colouring up nicely and eating well.
Few gaps in the supply chain this week. Wet and warm weather hasn't been kind to our growers.
Local CELERY, BROCCOLI, BUTTON SQUASH & ZUCCHINI.
ROUND TOMATOES & CHERRY TOMATOES. LEBANESE CUCUMBERS. We will have a shortage of capsicums. Hopefully will arrive for end of week orders.
BEETROOT BULBS & BUNCHES. Leafy greens this week include - SWISS CHARD, SILVERBEET, ENGLISH SPINACH, KALE and CHOYS.
LETTUCE includes COS, BUTTER and OAK
ONIONS - both BROWN & SPANISH. LEEKS and SHALLOTS and very nice local SPRING ONIONS. New season ITALIAN GARLIC. Sorry no ginger - looks like won't be any until next year
SWEET POTATO - GOLD and PURPLE available
PUMPKINS - JAP, GREY and BUTTERNUT.
HERBS - BASIL, FLAT PARSLEY, CURLEY PARSLEY and lovely selection of SPROUTS
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, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Sweet Potato, Onion, Beans, Bananas, Oranges, selection of stone fruits
$50.00 No Bread/Eggs The above including Button Squash, Zucchini, extra stone fruit
THIS WEEK'S FEAST RECIPE
500g fresh or frozen berries - blueberries or a mix
3 teaspoons vanilla essence
2 tablespoons rapadura or coocnut palm sugar
Basic crumble topping
50g butter, chilled, chopped
1/4 cup firmly packed rapadura sugar
1/4 cup plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced.
Make basic crumble topping: Using your fingertips, rub ingredients together in a bowl until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
Combine berries, vanilla and sugar in a bowl. Spoon half the mixture into a 4cm-deep, 20cm (base) pie dish. Sprinkle half the topping over berry mixture. Repeat with remaining berry mixture and topping. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes. Serve with cream, custard or ice-cream.