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Picone Exotics

The return of Picone Exotics to the local farmers markets is always a sure sign summer is on the way. The stall, run by Tyagarah couple John and Lyndall Picone, always carries an incredible array of exotic fruits, herbs and spices that come into season during the

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Coopers Shoot Tomatoes

Tomato season has well and truly kicked in for Heather and Hugh Armstrong of Coopers Shoot Tomatoes. For the past few weeks their stall at the market has been heaving with their renowned ripe red tomatoes, and Heather says there’s plenty more to come. “We have an

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Neville Singh Bananas

Long, short, fat, thin, curvy, straight, double and even triple. Every banana size and shape imaginable, Neville Singh has it, and that’s how he – and his customers – like it. The variety of bananas on the St Helena banana growers farmers’ market stall is a stark

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The Bay Smokehouse

Damien Curtis has combined his passions for good food, fishing, sustainability and tradition in his smoked fish business, The Bay Smokehouse. Born in Venezuela to an English dad and Malaysian mum, Damien grew up in Paris, where he got a taste for gourmet foods including smoked mackerel,

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Denise Latham

Denise Latham is what you might call a lettuce expert. The Teven farmer has dedicated close to 25 years of her farming life to this leafy green salad staple, and she’s known for producing some of the sweetest and best lettuce in the area. Organic fertiliser, water,

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Bangalow Coffee

Serving coffee made from her own home-grown beans is a great source of satisfaction for Nashua coffee farmer Michelle Clarke, of New Brighton Farmers Market stall, Bangalow Coffee. “It is a great balance to be growing the coffee and selling it directly to customers,” Michelle said. “Most

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Glenyce Creighton

Organic farmer Glenyce Creighton hates to see food go to waste. Whatever fresh produce is left on her farmers market stall each week is put to good use – either in family meals, or in the baked goods, jams, chutneys or pickles that she stocks on her

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Byron Spice Palace

DUSKA Jefed and Rob Cullinan have always been keen to keep their food miles low. Since they started their farmers market stall Byron Spice Palace nine years ago, the ingredients for their fresh seasonal dips and sauces have always been sourced direct from local farmers at the

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Peace Love and Crepes

Watching her mum stir the crepe batter is one of Cecile’s Charrue’s favourite childhood memories. Growing up in France, where crepes are part of the national culture, making and sharing crepes was a cherished family tradition. Cecile – who has since become a Byron Shire local – now

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Rancho Limes

JANE Boniface has worked with limes for the past 15 years.  She’s spent thousands of hours picking, juicing and handling them, but she says she never tires of their scent. “I’ve never actually got sick of the smell of limes. They just have this lovely clean fresh

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