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Winter’s bounty

In many parts of the world, winter’s a lean time for fruit and veg. It’s too cold to grow all but a few hardy crops and the pickings are pretty slim. It’s a completely different reality on the Northern Rivers, however, where the subtropical climate allows farmers

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In season: June

AVOCADOS Why pay $16 for smashed avo on toast when you can make it for less than half the price at home? Local avos are in season now – there are plenty at the farmers markets, and you’ll only pay about $2-$3 for one. Find them at Jumping

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Know your kale

At one stage kale was absolutely everywhere, so fashionable that it looked like it might even knock avocado off its perch.  Like all superfood trends it eventually hit its peak, and the spotlight moved on to the next big thing, but with or without the hype, kale

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Ginger, galangal and turmeric

There are a couple of things you notice when you start eating with the seasons. One, things taste better, and two, the right foods seem to come into season exactly when your body is craving them. Like cool refreshing watermelon in the middle of summer, or the

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Lovely lemons

Citrus season is getting underway on the Northern Rivers and the first good pick of lemons have arrived at the market. You’ll find two main varieties- the Meyer, a rounder lemon thought to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin or orange; and the more common Eureka, which is an

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New and in season: April

Pumpkin is a classic autumn vegetable. In America, where it originated, it’s a traditional part of the autumn harvest, eaten in soups, puree and the staple of Thanksgiving, the pumpkin pie.  While not as wildly popular as it is in the US, pumpkin is still an Aussie

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In season now

Sweet Corn New season summer sweet corn is has arrived at the farmers markets. Because it’s locally grown, the corn at the markets is super fresh, and full of the sugars that make it so sweet. Eat it the day you buy it for maximum sweetness.  Find

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Healthy lunchbox tips

Packing a healthy school lunchbox for your kids is easy at the New Brighton Farmers Market. Give the packaged sugary and processed stuff at the supermarket a miss, and pick up some fresh, healthy and easy foods to fill your kids lunchboxes this term. For fresh fruit

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New and in season now

DRAGONFRUIT Hot pink on the outside and white, pink, or even purple on the inside, dragonfruit are one of the most striking exotic fruits out there. A member of the cactus family, they are also known as pitaya, or more romantically – the fruit of the moon

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Winter produce

Cauliflower The humble cauliflower is having its moment, with foodies, chefs and those on low carb, gluten free, raw, paleo and other special diets discovering new ways to use this brilliantly versatile winter vegetable. Mashed cauliflower is probably the best introduction to the ‘new’ cauliflower, and makes

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