Archive for the What’s On Category

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 beans from North Queensland, and Woodland Valley’s own fresh pasture-raised duck eggs from their farm near Burringbar, Woodland Valley Farm’s home made

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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 for your foodie friends too – dried olives, pecan spreads, macadamias, spice mixes, home made cordials, jams and relishes, curry pastes, local

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Shopping for sustainability

THE recently released IPCC report Climate Change and Land,  found agriculture and food production are major drivers of climate change, accounting for somewhere between one-quarter and one third of global greenhouse missions.  Two big recommendations to come out of the report are that we need to change

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Winter slow cooks

IT’S the season for winter comfort food – soups and slow cooks, casseroles , roasts and stews – and you’ll find the perfect cuts of meat at the market. Andrew Cameron of Byron Grass Fed – which sources grass fed and finished beef from local farmers –

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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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Recent news

  • 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 …
  • 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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