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Meet the stallholder: Stikkie Bikkie

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? Then check out our ‘meet the stallholder’ video series on our Market YouTube channel.

This month – meet Henny from Stikkie Bikkie. Henny is a Dutch baker who produces the Netherlands’ most famous biscuits: the Stroopwafel. Yes, it’s a mouthful, so we’ll stick to calling it Stikkie Bikkie (see what we did there?)! In addition to those delicious treats, Henny serves up hot spiced apple cider in the winter and some scrumptious black stikkie rice, made in the traditional Asian way. Make sure to pop by Stikkie Bikkie’s stall and meet Henny on your next trip to the Market.

Find out more about our Market stallholders in our stallholder video series here.

Terra Preta Truffles

Terra Preta Truffles at the Capital Region Farmers Market

Our wonderful stallholders have been at it again, winning prestigious awards and making the Capital Region Farmers Market proud!

This time around, it’s Terra Preta Truffles, who sell gourmet black truffles, perfect for long-lasting flavour and aroma. Terra Preta took home the Australian Food Awards (AFA) Best in Class for 2017.

The AFA is Australia’s leading national food awards program and is conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV). The awards program gives producers a chance to benchmark their products – meaning the win for Terra Preta is a pretty big deal!

A big congratulations to the Terra Preta team!

Keep warm with these seasonal veggies

Windellama Organics at the Capital Region Farmers Market

The last of winter is upon us, which means it’s a good idea to make the most of winter warming meals while you can with lots of fresh, seasonal veggies.

Bundle up with a blanket and some hot homemade minestrone using delicious Dutch carrots, available from our stallholder Windellama Organics.

Broccoli is the perfect steamed addition to a lovely winter roast dinner, and can be found at Dilliro Vegetables and B & S Fresh Produce.

Also in season is silver beet, which can be used as a very healthy inclusion into a freshly made frittata, and can be found at Kurrawong Oganics.

Make the most of these healthy and delicious vegetables before the chilly season is over and we head into the warmer months!

Meet the stallholder: Dish it Up

Dish It Up at the Capital Region Farmer's Market

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 Paul from Dish it Up. Paul and his wife Susie started making pasta about eight years ago and set up their own small business; coming to the Market each week really helped them to establish themselves. Dish it Up make a variety of different flavoured pastas including fettucine, linguine, pappardelle, spaghetti and a range of gnocchi, cannelloni and tortellini – all hand made by Susie. You can also grab a fresh, ready-to-bake lasagne, and their grain and gluten free range of pastas is also popular.

Meet Paul and find out more in our new meet the stallholder’ video series here.

Local chocolate makers win big in London

Jasper and Myrtle Chocolate at the Capital Region Farmer's Market

We love it when our stallholders win awards, and this time around it’s a biggie with international awards won in London by local chocolate makers Jasper and Myrtle Chocolate. The Jasper and Myrtle team, headed by chief chocolate maker and owner Li Peng Monroe, have just won a gold and two silvers in the 2017 Academy of Chocolate Awards in London, where their chocolates competed against other chocolate entries from all over the world.

They scooped a gold for their Nunu Black Opal 80% Dark Chocolate, made with beans from a single farm in Bougainville, and the two silvers were for their Himalayan Rock Salt and Wakame Dark Chocolate, and their Caffe Bianco – white chocolate with coffee. Come in and try these delights for yourself. Congratulations go to Jasper and Myrtle!

NEW: Paleo food from Primal Alternative

Primal Alternative's Summer Paleo Bread at CRFMYou’ve no doubt read about the health benefits of paleo and now we’ve got a brand new stallholder, Primal Alternative, with a food range designed to make going paleo/primal more doable and sustainable. First created by a Western Australian mum, Helen Marshall, the local franchise has been picked up by Kyra Miles in Canberra and she just can’t wait to share the range of home baked goodies at our Market. The Primal Alternative range includes paleo pizza bases and breads, which are all grain and gluten free, gellies which are a protein rich alternative to lollies, grain free cookies made with less than a teaspoon of organic coconut sugar per cookie and 70% cocoa real chocolate chips, and paleo fruit bread which is a savoury fruit toast with cinnamon and ginger spices. You can meet the team and try the Primal Alternative products from July.

They’re back! Gozleme Café now doing pide

Gozleme at the Capital Region Farmer's MarketGozleme Café is back from an extended break, but now these popular stallholders are focusing on creating delicious pide instead of gozleme. And it’s D-lish! These guys are proud to produce unrefined products made from the highest quality ingredients bringing the authentic flavours of Turkey to Market each week. Their handmade pide – the Turkish version of a flatbread filled with tasty fillings – is available from the Market now. Get in my belly!

Truffles and turmeric are in the house

Fresh tumeric root at the Capital Region Farmer's MarketIt’s truffle season and these fungi favourites are back at the markets. Mid-winter always heralds the arrival of these beauties and right now we have a good selection of black truffles available from Turalla Truffles, La Truffiere and Terra Preta Truffles  – but they won’t last long!

Also on the ‘get in quick’ list is turmeric. Our friends at Stikkie Bikkie, popular for their delicious Dutch stroop waffles, juices and ciders, have got fresh turmeric ready to go at the moment. This super healthy veg, part of the ginger family, is often used to flavour or colour curry powders, mustards and more.  A reminder that both these culinary darlings won’t be here for long, so get in quick.

NEW: Fresh Sydney Rock Oysters from Rod Terry Oysters

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.

rod terry oysters at capital region farmers market

NEW: Cannoli Brothers bring delicious, fresh cannoli to 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!

cannoli brothers at the capital region farmers market

Meet the stallholder: World’s Best Nuts

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 .

world's best nuts at capital region farmers market

Homeleigh Grove win big in France

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!

homeleigh grove olives at capital region farmers market

What’s in season? Jerusalem artichokes, kale and winter veg galore

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.

Jerusalem artichokes at the capital region farmers market


03 June 2017

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!!