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Jumping Red Ant blooms

Did you know more than half of all cut flowers sold in Australia are imported? For roses, the figure could be closer to 90 percent, according to a recent ABC report.‘I find it really sad’ says local grower Briana Atkin, of Duranbah-based vegetable and flower farm, Jumping

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The Honey Wagon

WHEN Garry and Jen Rodgers moved to their Newrybar property almost 20 years ago, they found the previous owners had left some beehives behind. Although they had no experience or knowledge of beekeeping, they were keen to learn. “We had this lovely old chap from Wardell come

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Why we need farmers markets more than ever

WHEN bans on public events were introduced last month, some farmers markets were worried they might be closed down. It came as a great relief when the government announced food markets – like supermarkets – were classified as an essential service and could continue to operate. Farmers

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Creighton Organics

THERE’S always something different on Glenyce Creighton’s farmers market stall. The organic farmer is known for the diversity of produce on her Myocum farm, producing everything from potatoes to goose eggs. “I don’t have a lot of everything, but I’ve got variety,” she says. Her approach stems

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Neville Singh bananas

IF you’ve ever eaten a locally grown banana, there’s a good chance you’ve been converted for life. Although they only account for a very small percentage of the Australian market (most bananas are grown in tropical Far North Queensland) – local bananas have a fuller, sweeter flavour

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Playing With Fire

The market is proud to have recently welcomed native food stall Playing With Fire to our weekly line up of stallholders. Playing With Fire is owned by Gus Donaghy and Rebecca Barnes, who found inspiration one day when they discovered the delights of native raspberries when wandering

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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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Monty’s

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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Recent news

  • In season: Spring

    The days are getting longer and the nights are warmer. Ours stalls are bursting with all kinds of fresh produce at this time of year. …
  • The Honey Wagon

    WHEN Garry and Jen Rodgers moved to their Newrybar property almost 20 years ago, they found the previous owners had left some beehives behind. Although …
  • Why we need farmers markets more than ever

    WHEN bans on public events were introduced last month, some farmers markets were worried they might be closed down. It came as a great relief …

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