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Healthy school lunches

Now’s the time to stock up the fridge and pantry, with everything you need for those school lunches, and there’s no better place to grab your supplies than the farmers markets. Avoid the processed supermarket snacks and pick up some fresh, healthy and tasty foods to fill

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Christmas Eve market

Does the thought of supermarket shopping on Christmas Eve fill you with dread? Skip the dodgy trolleys and bad Christmas muzak and head to the New Brighton Farmers Market instead. A special Christmas Eve market featuring all the market’s usual stallholders with a fantastic selection of fresh

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Special Christmas markets

Yes, we’ve changed the date! To make sure you don’t miss out on your fresh food over the festive season, we will be open on Monday December 24 (Christmas Eve) and Monday December 31 (New Years Eve). Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. Happy Christmas to

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Christmas cheer!

It’s our annual customer Christmas party, and you’re invited! Don’t miss the market next week, Tuesday December 4, when we will be spreading some Christmas cheer with free tasting plates all morning. Look out for our friendly staff walking around throughout the morning with an assortment of

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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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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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Recent news

  • 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: …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …

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