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Monday, 14 April 2014   
         

 

Dear Organic Feasters

ORDERING ISSUES via our WEBSITE

Many of you may have experienced issues with our website late last week. We believe they are rectified. The good news is that though the website crashed as you were going through the checkout process, your orders were successful in getting through to us. If these issues occur in the future, it is always wise though to email us, the error code, and notify us of your order. Thanks for your help, persistence and patience.

EASTER

Just in time for Easter – Organic Times Easter Bunnies & Easter Eggs. For dairy free options we have packs of Half Eggs & Bunnies & Hollow Eggs. Easter Buns will be in the offering including Hot Cross Buns in wheat , spelt, gluten free and more!

Organic Feast Easter Trading Hours

Good Friday - CLOSED - No Home Deliveries

Easter Saturday - OPEN 9am - 3pm

Easter Sunday - Farmers Market 8am - 1 pm

Easter Monday - CLOSED

HOME DELIVERIES - Please check the front page of our web-site as there will be changes to our home delivery schedule over Easter and Anzac Day.

WORKSHOPS

CHILDRENS YOGA - SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

This school holidays the traditional practice of yoga is offered through storytelling, music and imagination. Children’s yoga is non-competitive, celebrates movement and enthusiasm and will introduce mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Classes are limited to 12 places.

At the inner health centre, Organic feast

10-12 William St, East Maitland
Tuesdays 15th and 22nd April
3-6 year olds 9:15-10 am
7-9 year olds 10:10-11 am
10-13 year olds 11:05-12 pm
$18 per class per child
$14 for siblings.
www.sproutandbeanyoga.com
Kate is a registered Yoga teacher who has completed certification in Children’s yoga with Rainbow kids yoga. Kate hopes that a fun and exciting interaction with yoga in childhood will lead to a great reverence and interest in the practice throughout life.
All equipment, including mats will be supplied. Children need to wear clothes they can move freely in. Please bring a water bottle too. Parents/carers are not required to stay but are welcome to, if your child will be more engaged with you present.

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 - FUJIS from our preferred grower has arrived. Fantastic flavour and crunch. My favourites PINK LADY have arrived - fantastic. 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 also new season include WILLIAMS, PACKHAM, BUERRE BOSC & CORELLA

First pick of KIWIFRUIT. On the small side and quite firm. A few days needed to ripen

PLUMS include AUTUMN GIANTS are just that. Very large plums with crisp flesh. ANGELINA very sweet and BLOOD PLUMS.

GRAPES are almost at the end of their season. Still eating really well. BLACK MUSCATEL, CRIMSON SEEDLESS and WALTHAM CROSS.

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

What a change rain does to supply and quality of greens especially. They just love it and it shows. SILVERBEET, KALE fantastic - CURLEY, TUSCAN & RUSSIAN. CHOYS and beautiful bunches of ENGLISH SPINACH.

GREEN CUCUMBERS & LEBANESE CUCUMBERS. GREEN & RED CAPSICUM. EGGPLANTS are very good quality.

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

CORN is stunning, nice large pieces.

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

BEETROOT BULBS - including GOLD BEETROOT - lovely to roast.

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, Carots, Lettuce, English Spinach or Choy, Green Cucumber, Celery, Cabbage, Zucchini, Broccoli. Bananas, Fuji Apples, Grapes, Pears

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

 

THIS WEEK'S FEAST RECIPE

HOT CROSS BUN CUPCAKES

Ingredients
1 egg
125 gms – 4 oz. butter, melted
100 gms – ½ cup sugar
185 gms – ¾ cup yogurt
190 gms – 1 ½ cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1 pinch of salt
75 gms – ½ cup sultanas or raisins
Apricot jam
chocolate

In a bowl, mix the egg, butter, sugar and yogurt.
Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, mixed spice, salt and sultanas and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
Put the batter in a muffin pan lined with paper cups. Fill each paper cup to ¾.Bake in a pre heated oven at 180°C  for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Let them cool down.
When cold, brush the tops with apricot jam Then melt some chocolate and pipe it onto the top of the cupcakes to make crosses. Let it set completely before serving.

 

 

May we wish you all a Happy and safe Easter.

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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