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Slow recovery for berry farm

otto saeck, blueberries

IN his 30 plus years of blueberry farming, Otto Saeck had never experienced anything like the hailstorm that hit his Brooklet orchard, Blueberry Fields, on November 5 last year. It hit with such ferocity that it destroyed the orchard’s hail nets, completely stripped his blueberry bushes of

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Grow your own

Nothing beats eating fresh veggies picked from your own garden. They taste better, are better for you (the fresher veggies are, the more nutrients they contain) and there’s a real sense of satisfaction in eating something you’ve grown yourself. The Byron Shire’s mild climate makes autumn and

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Happy healthy holidays

“I’m hungry!” Those are the two words parents are guaranteed to hear on repeat in the school holidays. Now’s the time to stock up the fridge and pantry, and there’s no better place to grab your supplies than the farmers markets. Avoid the processed supermarket snacks and

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4 ways with capsicum

Packed with Vitamin C and A, brightly coloured capsicums are at their peak in summer and autumn, so make the most of these sweet healthy vegetables while they’re at their best. You’ll find them at a variety of stalls at the market – try Everest Farm, Coopers

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Local lunchboxes

The following lunchbox recipes were provided to us by local primary school students who took part in our annual Grow Your Own Lunchbox Challenge (held at our sister market, Mullumbimby Farmers Market). See our gallery of pics from last year’s Challenge here. MAIN ARM RICE PAPER ROLLS

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Dragonfruit smoothie bowl

A healthy breakfast or dessert. Plus it’s perfect for this time of year when fruit is ripening so quickly in the heat – scoop out the flesh of your dragonfruit/mango or peel your banana, place in a freezer safe bag or container and you can use the fruit

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Christmas wishlist

Tuesday December 19 will be our last market before we take a short break for Christmas (closed Boxing Day Tuesday December 26) and reopen on Tuesday January 2. We’ll be celebrating with a special visit from Santa, and some special treats for the kids Come and join

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Customer Christmas party

Our annual customer Christmas party will be held on Tuesday December 5. Come and enjoy free samples of fresh produce and local food products from our stallholders. It’s our way of saying thank you to our customers for all of their loyal support throughout the year.

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Grow Your Own Lunchbox Challenge

The Grow Your Own Lunchbox Challenge is back! Now in its third year, the Lunchbox Challenge – proudly supported by New Brighton Farmers Market –  sees local schools come together at the Mullumbimby Farmers Market to share their school garden stories, and then compete to make the

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We’re turning 10!

And you’re invited to the party! Yes, it’s been 10 years since our little market began, so a big shout out is in order for the wonderful community that has supported us and kept the market surviving and thriving for all these years. We’re putting on a big 10th Birthday Bash

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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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