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Eat local this Christmas and help a local farmer

Do yourself and our local farmers a favour this Christmas and eat local. There is everything you need to fill your Christmas table at the farmers markets, and every dollar you spend will help support our local growers who’ve facing some of the toughest conditions in years

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Coopers Shoot Tomatoes

HEATHER and Hugh Armstrong have spent more than two decades planting, tending, picking and selling tomatoes, and their years of hard work have seen Coopers Shoot Tomatoes develop into one of the region’s best known and loved farms. Their full-flavoured tomatoes are always in demand at the

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Many Northern Rivers locals would know the name Monty’s. Their eye-catching stall with its colourful dried fruit flats, fruit ice blocks and ice creams, jams and fresh strawberries, is a local landmark on the Tweed Valley Way at Tumbulgum and a familiar sight at local markets around

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Nimbin Valley Pecans and Rice

RICE is not a crop you would immediately associate with the Northern Rivers, but back in 2007, Goolmangar famer Frank Boyle decided he’d give it a go. Using a dryland variety, which relies on natural rainfall rather than flooded paddy fields, he and wife Andrea took a

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Woodland Valley Farm

Packaging their eggs in recycled plastic was a brave decision for egg farmers Jodie Viccars and Fabian Fabbro of Woodland Valley Farm. Despite having done an enormous amount of research, and being certain it was the most environmentally friendly choice, they knew that taking any type of

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Our new stalls!

Lovers of local food now have an even greater variety to choose from at New Brighton Farmers Market. The market has added four news stalls: Fox Farm organic pasture raised chicken, Byron Grass Fed beef, Byron Gourmet Pasta and Nimbin Valley Rice and Pecans. Fox Farm, based

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Picone Exotics

John Picone has a special relationship with his fruit trees. “There have been a couple of occasions where I’ve walked into the orchard and I’ve just had this overwhelming feeling that they’re happy to see me,” he said. “I talk to them, and I never pick a

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Suria Foods

Three generations back, Katerina’s ancestors were exiled from Russia to a labour camp in Kazakhstan. “They were forced to live in a very harsh environment and to grow their own food,” she said. “They had to rely on the soil and, gather seasonal vegetable and preserve what

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Keep cool with Jane’s thirst-quenching creations

Jane Boniface of Rancho Limes with her assortment of refreshing summer drinks

There’s nothing as refreshing as a cool drink on a hot summer day, and the local farmers markets are the ideal place to find some icy cold beverages that are just a little out of the ordinary. The Rancho Lime stall at the New Brighton Farmers Market

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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 medals for its products at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.  • Can you tell us a bit about the products you sell

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Recent news

  • What’s new?

    We have lots of exciting new products (and a new stallholder)…. DUCK EGG CUSTARD Made using fresh Jersey milk from Allard’s Dairy in Burringbar, vanilla …
  • Christmas Market

    YES! We are open on Christmas Eve! Come and pick up the freshest local produce possible for your Christmas feast. Lots of last minute gifts …
  • Coopers Shoot Tomatoes

    HEATHER and Hugh Armstrong have spent more than two decades planting, tending, picking and selling tomatoes, and their years of hard work have seen Coopers …

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