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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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We love Autumn produce

Abiu A fruit that tastes like crème caramel?  It may sound like something out of a fairytale, but that is actually exactly what an abiu tastes like. These smooth skinned yellow fruit have a soft, sweet and delicious flesh that you can scoop out with a spoon

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Blueberry Salad

A lot of people think of blueberry muffins or blueberry pie when it comes to including them in a recipe. But we think they’re so delicious in their natural state we thought we’d share a recipe where you use them in a salad. Blueberry and radish salad

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Roasted Pumpkin & Beetroot Salad

With this constantly changing weather it’s hard to know what to eat at the moment. Should we have a winter warming soup or crisp spring salad. So we thought we’d bring you a delicious warm salad compliments of the lovely Victoria Cosford www.lavittoria.com.au. Who you may well

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Winter produce

Carrots There’s something satisfying about buying a bunch of carrots with their leafy green tops still attached. You can tell they’re fresh out of the ground, full of flavour and at their nutritional peak. The farmers markets are one of the few places you’ll find them sold

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Custard apples

Custard Apples Cut this heart-shaped, bumpy green fruit in half and you’ll discover a sweet and creamy white flesh with a unique flavour and texture. It’s delicious eaten as is, but is also great in desserts, cakes, pies and smoothies.  If you’re adding it to a dessert,

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Kang Kong with White Beans

Kang kong with white beans 1 Spanish onion finely chopped 2 garlic cloves minced 2 tsp of finely grated ginger 6 kaffir lime leaves 2 tomatoes diced 1 bunch kang kong washed and shredded (not too finely) 300g mushrooms sliced thinly or 300g exotic mushrooms sliced the

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Rosellas

Rosellas are a type of native hibiscus with an edible flower, or calyx, that has a raspberry/plum flavour. Rosellas are packed with health benefits. Well known for their ability to lower blood pressure, they can also help fight coughs and colds, due to their anti-inflammatory properties and high levels of antioxidants.

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Prickly Pear

Be adventurous and try a Prickly Pear (prickles pre-removed) from John at Picone’s Exotics. They have a reddish pink flesh that tastes a little like raspberries and watermelon, with edible seeds. The pulp and juice is often used in jams, sweets and sorbets for its sweet flavour

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Recent news

  • In season: November

    PEACHES You know summer is on its way when the stonefruit arrive at the market. The Honey Wagon has new season nectarines and peaches. Also …
  • Baraka

    Alan Schwarz is the owner of the New Brighton Farmers Market Middle Eastern dip and gourmet food stall, Baraka. The business recently won two silver …
  • Rainbow Fruit Flats

    Hayden Cridland’s family have been selling fresh fruit, pure fruit ice blocks and their home made Rainbow Fruit Flats – 100% dried fruit leathers – …

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