Love your oysters and want to get them super fresh in Canberra? Market newcomer, Rod Terry, can help you out, now bringing fresh oysters to Market most Saturdays. Rod Terry Oysters is owned and operated by Rod who is a second-generation oyster farmer on the Clyde River at Batemans Bay on the South Coast of NSW. With a total of five hectares, Rod specialises in growing indigenous Sydney Rock Oysters which are very tasty indeed. Having farmed oysters for over 40 years, Rod offers oysters sold in the shell or opened on request by the dozen most Market days. After a short break, Rod will be returning with his oysters for the 17 June market.
Have you ever tried cannoli? If you have, you know how delicious it can be. Two Canberra chefs, Alessandro and Andrew, are the The Cannoli Brothers and they are now bringing their delicious cannoli made from a recipe perfected over the past few months to Market. Traditionally, cannoli consist of tube shaped shells of fried pastry dough filled with sweet creamy filling, often made with ricotta. The Cannoli Brothers have two delightful creations, The Blonde Italian – a blonde pastry shell made with vermouth, crispy thin, filled with a rich 70% dark chocolate and fresh orange oil crema, and The Dark Italian – a darker richer pastry flavoured with fresh ground cinnamon and Marsala, this pastry is a heavier flavourful pastry filled with a delicate Madagascan vanilla crema with a hint of fresh lemon. Andrew says they are also working on other crema flavours and styles, as well as a gluten free version. All their Cannoli are filled to order, and the duo use Australian ingredients, and source locally where possible including local eggs, flour from Young and all Australian sugar. Bellissimo!
Want to put a face to the business where you get your produce at the Market each week? Or a name to the face of the guy who sells you your fruit and veg? Or simply find out a little more about your food and where it comes from? Our new ‘meet the stallholder’ video series on our Market YouTube channel is here. This month – meet Michael from World’s Best Nuts.
The World’s Best Nuts have a lot to offer when it comes to nuts – the hugely popular caramel macadamias for a start – even better when they’re warm. Michael says you can also buy the cheapest macadamias in Canberra – and the new favourite, salt and vinegar flavour. Michael is known for providing delicious samples too! He has been coming to the Market from Batemans Bay with his fresh nuts for over twelve years now. Meet Michael and find out more in our new meet the stallholder’ video series here .
Winners are grinners. And in this case, it’s our much-loved stallholders Homeleigh Grove who are grinning after winning yet another award for their oil, this time in France of all places. In April, Homeleigh Grove won a silver medal in the Olive Oil Awards of France for their 2016 Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Meet the makers and taste their oils at the Market each Saturday. Congratulations Homeleigh Grove!
It’s chilly. Time to bust out the soups, stews and casseroles to help you get through those cooler winter months. And right now at the Market we have plenty of great winter veg to keep you going. Jerusalem artichokes – ever had one? Also known as the sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, they are a species of sunflower which is cultivated for its tuber which is used as a root vegetable. They are good in stews and roasted, and are known to be high in potassium, help lower blood pressure and decrease blood cholesterol. You can find Jerusalem artichokes now from Kurrawong Organics. Other winter veg in high stocks right now include parsnips, pumpkin and swedes which you can pick up fresh form Melissa Pure Fresh Honey, Dilliro Vegetables, Kurrawong Organics and Deua River Farm Produce. Plus, the mandarins are out to help ward off the winter sniffles. Get your fresh, juicy, vitamin C packed mandarins from our friends at Auddino’s Produce and Warwick Morris – Fruit & Veg.
If you’re heading to Capital Region Farmers Market this week, there is NO access via gates on Flemington Road due to road works/light rail. All access is via Wells Station Road or Morriset St. Today is the last market of the season for Kahruah Kiwi Fruit, so if you need a final fix, be sure to catch them today. Joining us for the first time is Cracking Corn, perfect Popcorn for your Saturday night movie, we’ve got you covered!!
We’re looking for a brand new Market Manager – could it be you?
The Capital Region Farmers Market Manager is responsible for the following:
- Manage stallholder attendance, stall site allocation, and conduct of the market
- Monitor stallholder compliance with the Market Rules
- Compile weekly management and compliance reports, monthly committee meeting minutes and weekly stallholder newsletter
- Prepare and manage all correspondence and social media needs including the CRFM website, app, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Review and process all expressions of interest and formal applications from potential stallholders
- Own vehicle is required
This is a permanent part time position involving approximately 25 hours per week. The position can be filled as a direct employee of the Rotary Club of Hall or as an independent contractor, depending on the successful applicant’s circumstances.
Applicants should submit a resume for the past 5 years and be no more than two A4 pages.
Applications close on 4 June 2017
Ever heard of Camelina Oil?? Then why not come and learn more today; joining the market for the first time are Bioseeds Australia who grow and the sell the oil. Check out all it’s good characteristics on their webpage.
We have everything you need to spoil Mum this Mothers Day! Chocolate, wine, flowers, cheese, baked goodies and of course all the usual fresh fruit & vegies that you have come to expect. Also, joining us today for the 1st time we welcome: Cannoli Brothers and Rod Terry Oysters.
Look forward to seeing you there bright and early!!
Want to put a face to the business where you get your produce at the Market each week? Or a name to the face of the guy who sells you your fruit and veg? Or simply find out a little more about your food and where it comes from? Our new ‘meet the stallholder’ video series on our Market YouTube channel is here. This month – meet Mayil from Crème ‘n’ Sugar Patisserie.
Crème ‘n’ Sugar Patisserie are a Canberra based patisserie that excels in the creation of indulgent French pastries. From tarts to gluten free friands and cakes, Mayil sells decadent items that aim to please. We highly recommend tasting their much sought after mini macarons. Meet Mayil and find out more in our new meet the stallholder’ video series here.
We like to give credit where credit is due. And this time around, Minto Galloways have proven to be champions once again at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. With four awards, including Grand Champion Female Galloway, we couldn’t be more proud. Other awards included Junior & Senior female Champion Galloway; Reserve Champion Junior Galloway Bull; and Reserve Champion Belted Female Galloway. Minto Galloways was established close to thirty years ago just north of Canberra off the Barton Highway. They sell pure, full-blood Galloway. Recognised as one of the fullest flavoured, juiciest and most tender meats, Galloway is one of Australia’s best kept secrets. As consistent winners of awards at Regional and Royal Shows, we’re very proud to have them as a regular stallholder at the Market. We’d like to extend a huge congratulations to Minto Galloways for their tremendous win.
A noticeable change in season has finally come about, meaning there is also noticeable change in Market produce. One of the most underrated Autumn fruits – persimmons – are finally here and ready to be picked up on your next Market shop. Persimmons are right up there with pumpkins and quince when it comes to the best Autumn produce. With a wonderfully sweet taste, they are incredibly versatile, and are the perfect addition to everything from salads to muffins.
Persimmons come in a couple of varieties, fuyus and hachiyas. Fuyus can be used in a similar way to tomatoes and can be put into salads or on the side of a cheese platter for an extra pop of flavour. Hachiyas on the other hand, are much sweeter and can be eaten ripe or put into sweet treats.
Autumn has well and truly arrived as have the Persimmons – new season, and available from Tory Hills Orchards and also Hill Lock Orchards, be sure to grab some today; they are great for jam, salads, muffins, tarts and many other options. Also back today and stocked up ready to sell sell sell is Franklin Road Preserves.
After our Easter break we’re back to business as usual; due to roadworks for the light rail, access to EPIC through gates 1 & 2 on Flemington Road will not be available this week. ENTRY ONLY via Wells Station Road or Morisset Street. See you bright and early!!
Our last market before Easter so come and make the most of it; remember, access for today is via Wells Station Road and Morisset St only.
Autumn is really here and the chestnuts are back – lovely warm roasted chestnuts available from Featherdale Chestnuts in their usual site.
Also this week we have Bonsai demonstrations – times are 8.00am, 9.00am and 10.00am at Cascades Nursery; starter kits are available if you’re really keen.